Notice Number: NOT-AI-15-042
Release Date: June 17, 2015
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID's) participation, effective immediately, in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), PA-15-010, entitled " Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication (R01)".
PA-15-010 has been updated in the following ways to reflect NIAID's participation in this FOA.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): 93.393, 93.399, 93.113, 93.856, 93.855
Scope of the FOA
D. Specific Areas of Interests of Participating Institutes/Centers
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is interested in general methodology of spatial statistical models and visualization tools that are applicable to disease control and prevention especially as related to cancer and cancer patients.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is interested in the development of spatial and temporal statistical/mathematical models to predict the spread and transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and other emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The prediction will be used to guide local prevention efforts to ensure care relevance to the local population. The spread of infectious agent (spore release, infected vector, infected host) exhibits spatial and temporal patterns. Estimates of disease patterns or trends contain a certain degree of uncertainty that makes the identification of the source of exposure and the calculation of the amount of exposure difficult. Bias may be introduced if the uncertainty is ignored or misunderstood. Examples of specific interests to NIAID include:
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is interested in the general methodological issues of spatial uncertainty that are relevant in the research into environmental exposures and the health impacts.