This opportunity is closed.

Submitting PI:

  • Alex Vespignani
  • Internal: 08/30/2019
  • Proposal: 11/15/2019


  • Amount: Up to $375,000 per year
  • Duration: 5 years


The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support applied research that will develop, advance, and apply mathematical models to investigate the utility and impact of prevention and control strategies for seasonal and pandemic influenza, including vaccination and treatment.

This NOFO will establish a network of Influenza Modeling Centers that conducts research to facilitate the rapid development, harmonization, validation, synthesis, and communication of multiple mathematical models and their results for seasonal and pandemic influenza prevention and control. This NOFO is expected to generate advancements in the rapid sharing of validated modeling results from multiple models that will improve the evidence base for public health action and inform policy development.

The proposed approach will establish Modeling Centers that each involve multiple modeling experts led by a Principal Investigator. Awardee institutions will work together to plan, initiate, complete, evaluate, analyze, and report out accomplishments and/or findings of the project. The Modeling Centers will work to identify key questions, similarities and differences in results from distinct modeling approaches, advancements in the rapid sharing of modeling assumptions, and the results from multiple models.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Only one application per institution is allowed.

If interested in submitting, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) by August 30, 2019 and submit CV and a 2 page pre-proposal following the NU Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.

Contact Information

Scientific/Research Contact:
Jocelyn Patterson Mosley, MPH, MA
Extramural Research Program Office
Office of the Associate Director of Science
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop US8-1
Atlanta, GA 30333
Telephone: 404-639-6437