Research Fund

AMCA Research Fund


Mosquito control is science-based. Mosquito control professionals use observation of mosquito populations, evaluation of novel control technology and predictive modeling to determine the best way to manage mosquito populations and prevent pathogen transmission. Mosquito control has benefited from a long history of research within mosquito abatement agencies, at public and private universities, and at other qualified research institutions examining how to improve mosquito control to provide a better quality of life for the public.

In 2015, the American Mosquito Control Association was approached to begin administering the Mosquito Research Foundation. Re-named the AMCA Research Fund, the new program seeks to fund research that will lead to new tools and strategies for mosquito surveillance and control, ultimately protecting the public from mosquito-borne disease and discomfort from mosquito bites. Priority research areas include:

  • Mosquito behavior and ecology
  • Arbovirus transmission
  • Chronic and/or acute impact of pesticides on target and non-target organisms
  • Novel methods of domestic and/or urban mosquito surveillance and control
  • Novel methods of arbovirus surveillance, control, and risk prediction
  • Adulticides and/or larvicides: new products research
  • Pesticide efficacy and/or resistance

 

Request For Proposals

PRE-PROPOSALS FOR THE 2020 YEAR ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

DEADLINE: JUNE 21, 2019

The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Research Fund invites new pre-proposals for research on mosquito control and related topics for 2020.

Priority Areas

In general, AMCARF seeks to support research that:

  • Enhances public mosquito and vector control agency mosquito control programs
  •  Originates from young researchers building their careers 
  •  Originates from and/or includes researchers from Mosquito Control Districts 

AMCARF (funding cycle of 2020), is requesting proposals for projects investigating: 

  • Chronic and/or acute impact of pesticides applied for mosquito control on non-target organisms
  • Adulticides and/or larvicides: new products research

The 2020 AMCARF is targeted to these two research areas; however, pre-proposals submitted with a research focus area other than those listed above will be considered by the pre-proposal review committee.

Applicants with the top pre-proposals will be invited to submit full proposals with a format and timeline similar to last year's. Pre-proposals will be reviewed and the top project PIs notified by mid-August. 

 

Deadline TO SUBMIT PRE-PROPOSALS: June 21, 2019

PLEASE REFER TO THE BELOW RFP FOR ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION INFORMATION

 

Additional Links:

• Policies and Procedures
• Pre-proposal RFP
• FAQ

  

amcarf aWARDEES

IN 2019 THE AMCA RESEARCH FUND AWARDED THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:

Brian Byrd, PhD., “Rapid Identification and characterization techniques for mosquitoes of public health importance”, Western Carolina University

Nathan Burkett- Cadena, PhD., “Automated Real-time Collection and High-Fidelity Identification of Vectors”, University of Florida

 

IN 2018 THE AMCA RESEARCH FUND AWARDED THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS: 

Dana Price, Ph.D., “Assessing the arboviral landscape via metagenomic analyses of sentinel FTA cards”, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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Kristy Burkhalter, “Field evaluation of arbovirus detection using honey cards in California”, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CONTRIBUTE TO THE AMCA RESEARCH FUND 

2020 AMCARF AWARDEES CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE amcarf ARE nOW bEING aCCEPTED! 

The AMCA Research Fund is currently accepting contributions for future research on mosquito control and related topics. 
 
Contributions can be made online or by check payable to: 
AMCA Research Fund 
ATTN: Heather Gosciniak 

 

AMCA WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTERS (SINCE February 23, 2018):

  • ADAPCO
  • Animas Mosquito Control District
  • Anonymous Contribution
  • Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District
  • Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District
  • Michigan Mosquito Control Association
  • Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District
  • Schools First Federal Credit Union
  • Valent BioSciences