Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens – Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN)


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens – Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN) program. Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

USAID intends to make an award to the applicant(s) who best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity based on the merit review criteria described in this NOFO subject to a risk assessment. Eligible parties interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of program sought, application submission requirements and selection process.

To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in this NOFO and meet eligibility standards in Section C of this NOFO. This funding opportunity is posted on www​.grants​.gov, and may be amended. It is the responsibility of the applicant to regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this notice of funding opportunity and to ensure that the NOFO has been received from the internet in its entirety.
USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion process.

If you have difficulty registering on www​.grants​.gov or accessing the NOFO, please contact the Grants​.gov Helpdesk at 1−800−518−4726 or via email at support@​grants.​gov for technical assistance.

To Apply

Applications in response to this NOFO must be submitted no later than the closing date and time indicated on the cover letter, as amended. Late applications will not be reviewed nor considered. Applicants must retain proof of timely delivery in the form of system generated documentationof delivery receipt date and time/​confirmation from the receiving office/​certified mail receipt.

Applications must be submitted by email to deepvzn@​usaid.​gov. Email submissions mustinclude the NOFO number, applicant’s name in the subject line heading and whether the emailrelates to the technical or cost application. In addition, for an application sent by multiple emails, the subject line must also indicate the desired sequence of the emails and their attachments (e.g. No. 1 of 4”, etc.). For example, if your cost application is being sent in two emails, the first email should have a subject line that states: “[NOFO number], [organization name], Cost Application, Part 1 of 2”.

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