STOP Spillover

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Strategies To Prevent (STOP) Spillover program. Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

Through STOP Spillover, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to reduce the vulnerability of high-risk[1]/low-capacity countries in Asia and Africa to (1) spillover of emerging zoonotic viruses from animal hosts (such as livestock or wildlife) to humans and (2) amplification and spread of these viruses once they have spilled over to humans. For the purposes of the STOP Spillover activity “wildlife” shall include terrestrial species that may act as a host or reservoir for the transmission of zoonotic pathogens to humans, and does not include captive zoo animals, fish and aquatic species, insects, plants, or domesticated animals such as dogs or cats.

STOP Spillover will build on more than 15 years of USAID investments in promoting a multisectoral[2] (One Health) approach to addressing emerging zoonotic viruses before they pose an overwhelming epidemic or pandemic threat. Specifically, STOP Spillover will assist targeted African and Asian countries in strengthening their capacities to identify, assess, and monitor risk associated with emerging zoonotic viruses, and developing and introducing risk reduction measures. These efforts will appropriately address gender in the development of effective control and response strategies.

Even though STOP Spillover is focused on emerging zoonotic viruses, it is expected that the capacities and risk-reduction interventions developed may also reduce spillover, amplification, and spread of other zoonotic diseases.

An applicant may submit only one application under this NOFO.


  • Duke Internal: Interested applicants at Duke should contact Paul Noe ( as early as possible.
  • Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2020

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Amount Description

USAID intends to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide up to $100,000,000USD in total USAID funding over a five (5) year period. This Activity will be incrementally funded over the life of the Activity, subject to the availability of funds. However, USAID reserves the right to make more than one award under this NOFO.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

June 1, 2020