Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: The American Mosquito Control Association Research Fund: supporting effective and safe mosquito control through science
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Submitted to: Wingbeats
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/2/2021
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: To meet the goal of supporting and funding research, the AMCA created the AMCA Research Fund (AMCARF) in 2017. The AMCARF evolved from the absorption of the Mosquito Research Fund (MRF) that for many years successfully provided funding for research projects that improved our understanding of mosquito control and simultaneously supported the mission of publicly funded mosquito control organizations. The core motivation of the AMCARF, directly inherited from the MRF, is to provide a funding source for small scale, focal research projects that carry potentially high returns for stakeholders in public health vector control. The vision is to fund grassroots projects for mosquito control that might not be competitive in traditional funding arenas because of the narrow scope of the questions and the very specific beneficiaries of the findings. The AMCARF is a stakeholder-funded resource that bridges a critical gap in support for research questions unique to operational public health vector control. When successful and productive, these highly focused investigations – aside from the obvious immediate benefits to operations – have the potential for broad and lasting national and international positive impact on protecting public health.