Building Mathematical Modeling Workforce Capacity to Support Infectious Disease and Healthcare Research

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support pre-doctoral fellows’ innovative research to develop and apply computational tools and mathematical methods for modeling the spread of pathogens in healthcare settings (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, healthcareassociated infections (HAIs), antimicrobial resistant organisms [AROs]). This NOFO is intended to increase the number of junior modeling professionals that are trained and experienced in modeling transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings and to contribute to generalizable scientific knowledge through dissemination (e.g., pre-prints, peer-reviewed studies, scientific presentations). The application should be written by the PI/mentor who may or may not name specific pre-doctoral student(s) to conduct the research at the time of application submission.

Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique entity identifier [UEI]) is allowed. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.


Deadline: May 4, 2022

Agency Website

Amount Description

The estimated total funding (direct and indirect) for the first year (12-month budget period) is $1,800,000 with individual awards ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 for the first year. The estimated total funding (direct and indirect) for the entire project period is $5,400,000. The project period is anticipated to run from 09/30/2022 to 09/29/2025.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

May 4, 2022