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Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases  (EEID)

Special Announcement

March 9, 2016 - Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in submitting a Zika virus RAPID proposal. At this time the Dear Colleague Letter has been archived, and NSF/BIO is no longer accepting requests for RAPID funding in response to this DCL. Interested investigators can consider a full proposal submission to the EEID Program annual submission deadline in November.

Note Guidance on Data Management Plans

BIO has posted revised Guidance on Data Management plans (updated 10/01/15).  Please review before submitting a proposal to the Directorate for Biological Sciences.  

FY 2014 Revision Notes

Additional information and NIH contacts (Christine Jessup and Irene Eckstrand) can be found at:

Additional information and USDA contact (Peter Johnson) can be found at:

This revision adds the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as a funding entity.

This revision substantially alters the scope of projects eligible as US-UK Collaborative Projects. These projects must be Research Coordination Networks. Projects concerning vector-borne disease (including vector biology) and/or antimicrobial resistance are particularly encouraged. See details in the program announcement in the section titled "US-UK Collaborative Projects."

This revision adds a request for collaborative projects between U.S. scientists and scientists in Israel through a joint effort of the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the U.S.D.A. National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Multinational collaborative projects between U.S., U.K. and Israel scientists are also welcome. See details in the program announcement in the sections titled "US-Israel Collaborative Projects" and "US-UK-Israel Collaborative Projects."

Name Email Phone Room
Samuel  M. Scheiner (703) 292-7175   
Deborah  Winslow (703) 292-7315   


Solicitation  14-592

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 16, 2016

Third Wednesday in November, Annually Thereafter


The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. 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 be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They 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. Investigators are encouraged to develop the appropriate multidisciplinary team, including for example, modelers, bioinformaticians, genomics researchers, social scientists, economists, epidemiologists, entomologists, parasitologists, microbiologists, bacteriologists, virologists, pathologists or veterinarians, with the goal of integrating knowledge across disciplines to enhance our ability to predict and control infectious diseases.


Ecology of Infectious Disease Grants Awarded by NSF, NIH, ESRC and BBSRC

A Special Report: Ecology of Infectious Diseases

NIH Awards



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program