Deadline: 5 June 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Bureau (GH), Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats (PIOET) Unit, is accepting applications from eligible institutions for the implementation of the Predict-2 Project.
PREDICT is the first among the four in capacity-building projects, others being Prevent, Respond and Identify. These four projects collectively make significant contributions to national, regional and global capacities to ‘detect, prevent and respond to’ emergent threats.
Predict-2 aims to improve characterization of biological, behavioral, and ecological risks to better understand which geographic locations, ‘epidemiological zones,’ animal-animal and/or animal-human interfaces, and environmental factors are most associated with evolution, spillover, amplification, and spread of zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential.
- Biological and ecological risk characterization
- Behavioral risk characterization
- Global surveillance networks and analysis
- Validation of “One Health” approaches
- Overall capacity strengthening
Assisting in the organizing of annual data review meetings for USAID’s PIOET program
The USAID will sign one cooperative agreement with an eligible organization that best meets all the requirements and demonstrates the capability to implement the program successfully, to carry out the project for a period of five (5) years. Total estimated budget for Predict-2 is $100 million.
Eligible applicants interested in applying for the grant program must register with grants.gov as soon as possible. It may take up to two weeks for the registration to be verified. The USAID encourages new applicants.
- Qualified US and non-US colleges and universities; US and non-US private non-profit organizations, and non-government organizations; US and non-US private for-profit organizations; local or indigenous Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs); and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for the grant.
- Individuals, foreign governments, US Government departments and agencies, and public international organizations are ineligible to apply.
Two separate applications – technical and cash/business must be submitted by the deadline.
Note: New applicants must register to grants.gov through 5-steps (obtain a Data Universal Number [DUNS], Register the Organization with the System for Awards Management (SAM), Obtain Username and Password, AOR authorization, and track AOR status). Registration may take up to 2 weeks, so begin the registration process as soon as possible.
For more information, please visit grants.gov and search for funding opportunity number RFA-OAA-14-000019.