U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement - Office of Research and Development
12/15/21 11:59 PM Eastern
Grant to a USA nonprofit organization or institution of higher education for research related to infectious diseases. Funding is intended for studies that explore effective wastewater sampling network designs that allow for early detection and offer evidence of the spread of infection from national to local levels in a form that can be readily used by public health agencies to address current and future epidemics/pandemics.
Wastewater sampling has been widely deployed during the COVID-19 pandemic as a cost-effective, screening-level approach to assess infection levels in the community. In addition to improved analytical detection methods and understanding of pathogen fate and transport in sewer systems, advancing wastewater-based monitoring will require well-designed sampling networks and public health data integration approaches.
For additional information about developing wastewater sampling networks, see: For additional eligibility information, see: https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2021-10/np-coronavirus-rfa-oct-final.pdf#page=7
The proposal seeks research to inform wastewater monitoring sampling designs rather than standardization of methods. However, evaluation of proposed designs using existing data collected during the pandemic is strongly encouraged. This evaluation should include the following considerations:
According to the CDC, the development of a wastewater surveillance sampling monitoring strategy should include:
For information about required research areas, see: https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2021-10/np-coronavirus-rfa-oct-final.pdf#page=11
GrantWatch ID#: 199208
Up to $1,000,000
Maximum duration of 3 years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Technical Contact: Rich Callan; phone: 202-564-4191; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson; phone: 202-564-7823; email: email@example.com
Electronic Submissions Contact: Debra M. Jones; phone: 202-564-7839; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2022-ORD-B1
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