AFPMB is soliciting pre-proposals for original, innovative research designed to develop new interventions for protection of deployed military personnel from medically relevant pests, including arthropod vectors of disease pathogens. Diseases of significant concern include Lyme disease, malaria, dengue virus and other arboviruses.
The research should support the US DoD Advanced Technology Development of new insecticides, improved formulations of existing insecticides for vector control, new technology or enhanced modalities of personal protection from biting arthropods, or improved efficacy and sustainability of equipment for application of pesticides in a military operational environment.
The research must be primarily applicable to the military, and products should be transferable to civilian uses. Research should be product-oriented, consisting of advanced research related to a particular technology or new capability, field evaluation of products for military uses, or research directed towards the development of an existing prototype product for commercialization. Research should include the semi-field or field evaluation of prototype products.
This program falls under BAA AFPMB-BAA-22-01 for The Protection of Deployed Personnel from Threats Posed by Disease Carrying Arthropods
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Proposals due 8 December 2022 – up to USD$300,000 per year up to 3 years