(CLOSED) Extension Collaboration on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE) Activity 1

Sponsor Name: 
Extension Foundation
Description of the Award: 

Cooperative Extension is entering a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention initiated by the ECOP Health Innovation Task Force. The long term goal of this partnership is to strengthen Immunization Education with a special focus on adult vaccination hesitancy around both COVID and other adult immunizations. The immediate goal of this first funded project is to promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations through community engagement with very targeted populations. We will also be looking to other CDC-funded organizations as potential collaborators.

EXCITE Activity 1 is available to all Land Grant Universities (LGUs) (1862, 1890, 1994) by completing a simple online application by April 30. Each 1862 is eligible to receive $24,178 and each 1890 and 1994 is eligible to receive $26,794. Institutional Indirect Costs (IDC) is allowed at your institution’s negotiated rate. No match is required. Submit only one application per institution. Institutions must apply and be part of EXCITE Activity 1 in order to be considered for the competitive EXCITE Activity 2 pilot funding of up to $200K.

Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Apr 30, 2021
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Submit your notification through the InfoReady portal linked below  to provide your contact information no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline:

Questions concerning the limited submissions process may be submitted to limitedsubs@psu.edu.

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
Penn State OVPR NOI Deadline: 
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:00pm
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
Katherine Cason (AgSci, Extension)