Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Applied Research released a funding opportunity to support innovative research to improve the ability of CDC and its partners, especially state and local health departments, to effectively prepare for and respond to public health emergencies and disasters. Research topics were identified and prioritized through a systematic process, based on the needs of the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR). Topic areas in this solicitation are as follows (refer to the announcement for detailed explanations, requirements, and key dates):
Topic 1: Assessment of U.S. clinical laboratories’ willingness and ability to support public health emergency response
Topic 2: Public health use of current resources and existing surveillance systems to monitor mental and behavioral health after an emergency
Topic 3: Determining the ease of reverting select agent excluded strains or modified toxins to restore pathogenicity, transmissibility, virulence, or toxicity
Eligible organizations include accredited U.S. schools and programs of public health; other accredited U.S. institutions of higher education and academic departments; private or public research institutes and centers based in the U.S.; for-profit and non-profit scientific, consulting, and advisory organizations in the U.S.; and state or local government agencies within the U.S.