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Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (CEIRR) Pilot Research Program

The CEIRR Network is a multidisciplinary and collaborative research network funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study the natural history, transmission, and pathogenesis of influenza and provide an international research infrastructure to address influenza outbreaks.

The CEIRR Network is now accepting concept proposals for the CEIRR Pilot Research Program. Investigators are invited to collaborate with the CEIRR Network to advance the NIAID mission of Pandemic Preparedness and Response. In conjunction with the established CEIRR Centers, interested researchers can submit concept proposals to establish partnerships that meet the goals of the NIAID Universal Influenza Strategic Plan and are of programmatic relevance to the current CEIRR program.

Priorities for NIAID in influenza research are aimed at discovering new information and tools needed to decrease the mortality and morbidity associated with influenza, including more broadly protective and universal influenza vaccines, as well as to quickly respond and mitigate the emergence and impact of pandemic influenza. 

For full details about budget, areas of research and how to apply: 
https://www.ceirr-network.org/pilot-research-program

Deadline: for funding in FY2022, concept proposals must be received by April 5th, 2022.