Key Dates:

Issue Date October 29th 2014
Response Date: December 8th 2014
Performance Period July 1st 2015 – June 30th 2016

Purpose:

The National Pork Board’s (NPB) Swine Health Committee and Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Disease (CEEZAD) seek Principal Investigators (PIs) for funding from Checkoff and government sources during the financial year that begins July 2015 and beyond. The goal of this joint call is to leverage the research dollars that each organization has available for transboundary animal diseases (TAD) of swine while limiting duplication of efforts and to further the organizations’ missions to prevent, detect, and control these diseases. The Pork Board’s Swine Health Committee mission is to review and act on the strategic health issues which may affect the productivity of swine herds and global trade issues and collaborate with other animal health related entities and organizations in order to more effectively solve U.S. swine health issues. CEEZAD’s mission is to enhance the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s capabilities by developing state-of-the-art countermeasures for high priority transboundry and zoonotic animal disease.