AFPMB Call For Proposal: New interventions for the protection of deployed military personnel
The Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB) invites applications for the FY20 Deployed War Fighter Protection (DWFP) Research Program, renewable for up to 3 years and up to USD 900,000. Pre-proposals should describe original, innovative research designed to develop new interventions for the protection of deployed military personnel from diseases caused by arthropod-borne pathogens. Diseases of significant concern include malaria, dengue and Lyme disease.
The DWFP program supports the development of:
- new toxicants or the adaptation of existing toxicants to relevant vectors
- new insecticide application techniques
- new personal protection tools that prevent human-vector contact.
Research should be product-oriented, consisting of advanced research related to a particular technology or new capability, field evaluation of products for military uses, or research directed towards the development of an existing prototype product for commercial manufacture. Research should include also the semi-field or field evaluation of prototype products.
Pre-proposals will be accepted from investigators who are employed by or affiliated with an eligible institution. Eligible institutions include for-profit, non-profit, public, and private organizations in any country.
Proposal deadline November 25, 2019.
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