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
Submitted Pre-Proposals are currently being reviewed!
Pre-proposals were due on June 22, 2018.
THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION (AMCA) RESEARCH FUND INVITES NEW PRE-PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH ON MOSQUITO CONTROL AND RELATED TOPICS FOR 2019.
In partnership with the AMCA Board of Directors, the AMCA Science & Technology Committee has refined the process for submitting research proposals for AMCARF 2019 funding. For the upcoming RFP we will introduce a pre-proposal system.
What does this mean for potential AMCARF applicants?
The pre-proposal template will ask for much less information than a full proposal and should take much less time to prepare. The pre-proposal step provides the AMCARF Review Committee an opportunity to select the fraction of applicants with proposed research that has the best chance of being competitive, given the available funding and the research objectives published in the RFP. This step also substantially reduces the burden on principal investigators with research that may not be a good fit with the AMCARF.
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.
• Policies and Procedures
• Full Proposal Coversheet (WORD format) (PDF format)
• Full Proposal Budget Worksheet (Excel format) (PDF format)
• 2018 Awardees Report Form
2018 amcarf aWARDEES
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
Kristy Burkhalter, “Field evaluation of arbovirus detection using honey cards in California”, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CONTRIBUTE TO THE AMCA RESEARCH FUND
2018 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 APRIL 27, 2017):
Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District
Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District
Lee County Mosquito Control District
Michigan Mosquito Control Association
Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District