Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/8/2022

Informing global polio eradication efforts through innovative modeling approaches

This NOFO will build and strengthen poliovirus outbreak response efforts and poliovirus surveillance capacity at global, regional, and national program levels and build capacity for a future public health workforce. Current outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus require innovative approaches offered by statistical and mathematical modeling to assess strategies to interrupt transmission efficiently and cost-effectively. Furthermore, identification and implementation of sustainable, long-term, sensitive poliovirus surveillance systems and approaches is critical upon global eradication of wild poliovirus to quickly detect emergence of vaccine-derived polioviruses and poliovirus containment breaches. Modeling would inform the optimal mix of surveillance systems and activities to ensure a polio-free world. Fundamental to this is engaging students to promote and cultivate a diverse workforce that can meet the increasing need of modeling to inform public health strategies and goals. This NOFO may also support modeling for other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) as needed.


  • Letter of Intent: March 28, 2022
  • Application: May 6, 2022