United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) and U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - Biological Science Directorate (BIO) - Environmental Biology Division (DEB)
Grants to USA and Israel research institutions for collaborative research projects on infectious diseases. Funding is intended to support studies on the evolutionary and ecological factors that affect transmission among animals, human beings, and plants, in order to further the ability to predict and control these diseases.
The U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) is accepting applications in joint funding programs in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID), with the Environmental Biology Division (DEB), in the Biological Science Directorate (BIO) of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and in cooperation with other agencies.
The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems.
Projects should focus on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals, and/or plants. This includes, for example, the spread of pathogens; the influence of environmental factors such as climate; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or hosts; the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric diseases of either terrestrial or freshwater systems and organisms, including diseases of animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems.
Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems.
Specifically, proposals must address ecological dynamics and among-host transmission, even when evolutionary studies are a substantive part of the proposal.
GrantWatch ID#: 187107
The size of the BSF grant to the Israeli is expected to be up to $80,000/year for experimental programs and up to $55,000/year for theoretical or computer based research, subject to the availability of funds. If more than a single Israeli group is involved in the research, the budget may be increased by up to 50%.
BSF will follow the decision by the U.S. funding agency regarding the length of the project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For U.S. submissions to the NSF: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/
For Israeli submissions to the BSF: http://login.bsf.org.il/ElectronicSubmission/Default.aspx
Questions regarding the applicability of the proposed research for this program should be directed by the U.S. partner to the program officer at the NSF.
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Other questions regarding this special NSF-BSF program can be discussed with the BSF management by mail or phone (972-2-5828239): Dr. Rachel (Heni) Haring (firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 110) or Ms. Yael Dressler (email@example.com ext. 103). Questions regarding the online application system should be directed to Ms. Orli Rozencwajg (firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 109).
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