CREID Pilot Research Program: 2024 Call for Applications

Objectives and Research Priorities

The CREID Network Pilot Research Program supports, trains, and mentors the next generation of emerging infectious disease researchers. This program helps develop capacity for emerging infectious disease research around the world through the performance of scientific research projects.


The CREID Pilot Research Program is designed for researchers who are in the early stage of their careers, including applicants from lower and middle-income countries (LMICs) who are poised to lead research studies and postdoctoral fellows and investigators who fit within the NIH definition of New Investigator AND who establish a collaboration with one of the ten CREID Research Centers.

Each CREID Research Center can support three applications for submission for each round of applications and each applicant must collaborate with at least one of the ten CREID Research Centers. Interested applicants should contact Research Centers directly about their interest in collaborating. See Research Center pages for contact information.


The CREID Coordinating Center administers and oversees the Pilot Research Program. Please email to register for the Webinar for Applicants scheduled for October 19, 2023 at 10am ET. The recorded webinar will be posted to this website for viewing within 1-2 days after the webinar is held.

Timeline for Round 4 of the Pilot Research Program
Call for Applications ReleaseOctober 10, 2023
Webinar for ApplicantsOctober 19, 2023, 10am ET
Deadline for QuestionsOctober 26, 2023, 5pm ET
Response to Questions AvailableNovember 1, 2023
Deadline to Contact Research Center for CollaborationNovember 10, 2023
Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI)December 5, 2023, 5pm ET
Deadline for Full ApplicationJanuary 31, 2024, 5pm ET
Notification of AwardMarch 29, 2024
Earliest Award Start DateMay 1, 2024
Informational Webinar