Pilot Research Program:
Request for Application (RFA) #1: [Round 1]

Objectives and Research Priorities

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

Scientific research project topics could include but are not limited to studies on pathogen transmission, emergence, or maintenance in an ecosystem, pathogenesis, characterization of viral antigens, phylogenetics, viral diversity, sociological or behavioral influences on emerging or re-emerging viral diseases, development of reagents and diagnostic assays to improve detection of emerging pathogens, as well as studies aimed at detailing human immune responses to new or emerging infectious agents. Preliminary data is not required.

The timeline for the application process is:
RFA ReleaseJanuary 29, 2021
Deadline for Questions February 12, 2021
Response to Questions AvailableFebruary 19, 2021
Deadline for Letter of Intent February 25, 2021
Deadline for Full Application March 12, 2021
Notification of Award May 7, 2021
Additional examples of types of research this program would consider include:
  • Retrospective epidemiological study using already captured clinical data (secondary human subjects’ research) or other experimental data.
  • Behavioral/social science studies on unique aspects of a particular clinical cohort, but not a clinical trial, and that is nested within a parent study.
  • Surveillance of animals/vectors in the field
  • Lab-based study answering a finite and well-defined hypothesis

The RFA will be released on the CREID Network Pilot Research Program page.

People working in a lab.
Source: American and Asian Centers for Arboviral Research and Enhanced Surveillance