Deployed Warfighter Protection Program FY 16 Call For Research

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Deployed Warfighter Protection Program FY 16 Call For Research: The US Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground Natick Contracting Division, Fort Detrick invites applications for funding opportunities for the fiscal year 2016 Deployed War Fighter Protection Research Program (DWFP), renewable for up to 3 years, administered by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB).
The AFPMB is soliciting pre-proposals for original, innovative research designed to develop new interventions for protection of deployed military personnel from diseases caused by arthropod-borne pathogens and to improve control of filth flies. Diseases of significant concern include malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya fever, and other arboviruses. The program supports development of: (1) new toxicants or the adaptation of existing toxicants to relevant vectors; (2) new insecticide application techniques; and (3) new personal protection tools that prevent human-vector contact (excluding work on topical repellents). Ideally the research would support the development, evaluation, and registration of new insecticides, or improved formulations of existing insecticides for vector control, new technology or enhanced modalities of personal protection from biting arthropods, or would improve the efficacy and sustainability of equipment for application of pesticides for vector control in a military operational environment. Research should be product oriented, consisting of basic or applied research related to a particular product, evaluation of experimental products for military uses, or research directed towards development of an existing product for commercial manufacture. The research must be primarily applicable to the military but products should be transferable to civilian uses.

It is anticipated that approximately $2,000,000 will be awarded this year (FY16), with future years subject to the availability of funds. Total proposed cost may not exceed $250,000 per year for up to 3 years, inclusive of direct and indirect costs. Approximately 8-12 awards are anticipated. Funding is intended to begin in April 2016. Projects will be selected on the basis of peer-reviewed scientific merit and programmatic relevance determined by an Armed Forces Pest Management Board Integrated Process Team.

Pre-proposals will be accepted from investigators who are employed by or affiliated with an eligible institution. Eligible institutions include for-profit, non-profit, public, and private organizations in any country. Examples include academic establishments (universities, colleges), hospitals, laboratories, companies, and agencies of local, state, and federal government (with the exception of USDA investigators for whom DWFP funding arrangements are made separately by inter-Agency agreement.) The pre-proposal form is available at http://www.afpmb.org/preproposal.docx
Follow the directions on the form for submission to the AFPMB webmaster. This form should be submitted no later than 8 Jan 2016, 12:00 p.m. EST.

Other estimated timelines for the FY15 DWFP are as follows: invitation to submit Full Proposal to be sent by 1 Feb 2016; invited Full Proposal submission deadline will be approximately 15 Mar 2016, 12:00 p.m. EST; and Award Start Date approximately April 2016. Full proposals must be submitted through Grants.Gov website. Full proposal candidates will be provided complete instructions for full proposal submission. For all additional information or questions, please contact Richard Totten, Contract Specialist, US Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground Natick Contracting Division, Fort Detrick, 110 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702. Email address: richard.w.totten2.civ@mail.mil.



Link to Full Announcement
The above funding opportunity description is the full announcement. Pre-proposal form is available at http://www3.natick.army.mil/DWFP.aspx and
http://www.afpmb.org/preproposal.docx
If you have difficulty accessing the pre-proposal form, please contact:
Richard Totten, richard.w.totten2.civ@mail.mil

For technical and contextual matters, the AFPMB Research Liaison Officer may be contacted by email: Jason.H.Richardson.mil@mail.mil
Federal Grant Title: Deployed Warfighter Protection Program FY 16 Call For Research
Federal Agency Name: ACC APG Detrick
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DWFP-16-S-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 12.355
CFDA Descriptions: Pest Management and Vector Control Research
Current Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2016
Posted Date: Nov 19, 2015
Creation Date: Nov 19, 2015
Archive Date: Jan 9, 2016
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Richard Totten Grants Officer Phone 3016192446
richard.w.totten2.civ@mail.mil

ACC-APG-Detrick 301-619-9813
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