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Manipal has been awarded a Research Cooperative Agreement Grant worth US$ 1.143 million

Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR), Manipal University, Manipal has been awarded a Research Cooperative Agreement Grant worth US$ 1.143 million for a period of five years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United State Department of Health and Human Services through the Coordinating Office of Global Health (GH). The first year grant will be US$ 250,000/- and has an exciting prospect of international research collaboration and additional funding. National Institute of Virology, Pune and the National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi, both under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India are the only other recipients of this type of a grant from CDC. The award was for the grant application submitted by Dr G Arunkumar, Professor and Head, MCVR and Dr TMA Pai Endowed Chair in Translational Virology for the project “Hospital Based Surveillance of Acute Febrile Illness in Western Ghat Region of India” for detecting Etiologies of Emerging Infectious Disease in the Western Ghat Region of Karnataka and Kerala. The principal investigator for the grant is Dr Arun Kumar and the co-investigators will be from the departments and Institutions of Manipal University. Department of Statistics, Public Health, Microbiology (KMC Manipal/KMC Mangalore), Community Medicine (KMC Manipal) and School of Communication are the co-investigators. This is a type of grant where, in addition to financial support, there will be technical support from the sponsoring agency leading to significant capacity building in the host institution. This is a landmark achievement for Manipal University in its research endeavors. http://www.manipal.edu/newsroom/pages/newsdetails.aspx?NewsID=148 Project Name Manipal has been awarded a Research Cooperative Agreement Grant worth US$ 1.143 million. Location India Commence -NA- Completion -NA- Estimated Investment $ 1.143 million USD Capacity -NA- Key Players Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR)

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