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The CDC's National Undergraduate Student Program: A Public Health Workplace Experience to Increase Student Interest in Public Health

Grant Amount: Approximately $ 4,000,000 total for one application in FY 2013.

This FOA addresses “Winnable Battles” priorities ( and is in alignment with HHS/CDC performance goals to prepare for, prevent, detect, respond to, and contain health threats globally by providing global health promotion, health protection and health diplomacy. CDC is committed to fund research that will yield high impact public health improvements and that will assist in reducing the burden of disease and disability on the global population as defined under the role of the CDC as a WHO Collaborating Center for the International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR 2005) and the US Government’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) to support global health diplomacy.

The purpose of this funding announcement is to address the following key research objectives in Guatemala and the Central American Region:

(1) Conduct field and laboratory research on important human infectious diseases, with an emphasis on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, influenza, as well as other identifiable public health problems and concerns;
(2) Incorporate the results of this research into operational disease prevention and control programs and public health preparedness in Guatemala and the Central American Region and also ensure sharing of expertise and research findings with other nations, agencies, and academic institutions.

To address these key research objectives, projects submitted in response to this funding announcement should focus on the topics that are public health priorities in Guatemala and the Central American Region, including: Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and Interventions, HIV/AIDS, Sustainable Capacity and Capability, Risk Factors, Drug Resistance, and Program Evaluation.

Applicants may propose more than one project to address these issues. Each project should focus on a single infectious disease syndrome or a group of diseases that are clinically or functionally related, on or an identifiable public health concern or problem impacting health in Guatemala and/or Central America and related to the Regional Health Plan established by COMISCA. Within each project, applicants must submit separate research plans and budgets for each project. Applicants must provide assurance of coordinated management and administrative support for the various projects.

Applicants may propose new projects, as well as pre-existing projects or activities that fit the scope of the FOA and address infectious diseases issues in Guatemala and the Central American Region. Such projects may include epidemiologic studies, laboratory-based studies, and the evaluation of interventions and/or control methods including therapeutic and preventative treatments.

Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fund Category
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
Eligible Organizations
Educational Organizations/Institutions
International Agencies
Number of Awards Given
1 award
Award Amount Notes
Direct costs FY 13: Approximately $ 4,000,000 for one application:
NCIRD - $1,700,000 to support activities related to influenza and other respiratory diseases;
NCPDCID - $700,000 to support activities related to emerging infectious diseases;
NCZVED - $500,000 to support activities related to malaria and Histoplasmosis;
CGH- GDD $1,000,000.

Awards issued under this FOA are contingent on the availability of funds and submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Letter of Intent Date
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Application Contact Customer Support
Phone: (800) 518-4726
Technical Contact
Bernard Benecke
Center for Global Health
Phone: (404) 553-8831
Fund Duration
Up to 5 years.
Developing Nations
Disease Prevention
Drug Resistance
Epidemiological Research
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Program Evaluation
Research Programs
Risk Reduction
Vaccine Development Research
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity from

If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty accessing the forms on-line, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 or for further instructions. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am – 4:30pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time. CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired or disabled is available at: TTY 1-888-232-6348.
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Disclaimer: NPIN provides this information as a public service only. The views and information provided about the materials, funding opportunities, and organizations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN. Fund Record #4613

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