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;
• impacts of pesticides on target and non-target organisms;
• methods of mosquito and arbovirus surveillance and control;
• evaluation of new pesticide products; and
• efficacy and resistance to current pesticides
Request For Proposals
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2018 IS CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ON 2019 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS INFORMATION.
• Policies and Procedures
• Coversheet (WORD format) (PDF format)
• Budget Worksheet (Excel format) (PDF format)
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):
Lee County Mosquito Control District
Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District