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UC Valley Fever Research

Leveraging UC resources to advance Valley Fever research in California

In July 2018, the University of California launched an effort to advance Valley Fever research with $3 million of designated funding sponsored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas in the California State Budget Act of 2018. San Joaquin Valley Fever, or coccidioidomycosis, is an illness caused by a fungus (coccidioides) endemic to the North American Southwest with significant impact on the people and communities of California. UC has significant expertise in Valley Fever research, and our researchers have already made important contributions to understanding the fungus, its health effects, and approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of coccidioidomycosis. This state investment in UC research holds promise for advancing critical research and interventions to benefit California communities affected by Valley Fever.

We are pleased to release the 2019 UC Valley Fever Research Funding Opportunity Request for Proposals (pdf).

Please note that all Letters of Intent (LOIs) and Proposals must conform to this final Request for Proposals (RFP). Please check this page for further updates and program announcements. Submission instructions are included in the RFP.

Key Dates:

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 12:00 noon PT: Deadline to submit an LOI. These are required and must be submitted through proposalCentral.
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:00 noon PT: Deadline to submit full proposals.

UC Valley Fever Research Webinar

To stimulate discussion and collaboration across UC and statewide on Valley Fever research needs and promising future directions, we hosted a webinar on October 2, 2018. The webinar included speakers on the pathogen and its environment, the host response, clinical aspects of the disease and existing Valley Fever resources in the region.

Watch the entire webinar here: