[Coral-List] Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)

Mike Jankulak mike.jankulak at noaa.gov
Mon Jun 25 15:03:49 EDT 2012

[MJankulak (moderator)'s note: I am posting this message on behalf of Dr. Michael Lesser, who may be contacted at <mlesser at nsf.gov>.]

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)

In FY 2013 and beyond the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) will no longer be participating in the EEID Program that is led by the Biological Sciences Directorate.  A refocusing of science and management priorities was pivotal in this decision.

For the last two of the ten years GEO has participated in EEID (formally EID), the Biological Oceanography Program has lead GEO/OCE Program. The Biological Oceanography Program will continue to accept proposals that focus on “disease ecology” as an element of marine community ecology as we have done previously. These proposals can be submitted to our core program at either of the two OCE unsolicited proposal deadlines. Projects that primarily investigate the fundamental microbiology, physiology, or molecular biology (i.e. not ecology) of specific marine syndromes/diseases are not appropriate for submission to the Biological Oceanography core program. If you are in doubt about the suitability of your proposal for the Biological Oceanography Program it is essential to contact the Program before developing a proposal.

Please see the new solicitation for EEID for guidance about any revisions in the scope of that program.

Dr. Michael Lesser will be at the upcoming 12th ICRS in Cairns, Australia and will be available for questions on this issue and other NSF related questions.

Dr. Michael P. Lesser, Program Director
Biological Oceanography Program
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230
mlesser at nsf.gov

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