ANIHWA – First transnational call for research proposals
The call for research proposals in the field of animal health and welfare will open in the middle of September 2012 and will cover the following 4 topics:
- Promoting research on the interface between animal health and welfare: development of practical animal-based indicators of animal health and welfare, and implementation of new husbandry strategies ensuring good health and welfare
- Development of knowledge which may lead to tools for diagnosis and disease prevention, including vaccines
- improvement of preparedness for emerging and exotic diseases (including vector-borne diseases and zoonoses) by epidemiological approach to risk pathways identification
- Antimicrobial and anthelmintic resistance, and development of alternative curative and preventive therapies, like biotherapeutics and other potential alternatives.
Only transnational projects will be funded, therefore each proposal must involve a minimum of three (3) partners (and a maximum of ten (10)) from at least three (3) and a maximum of eight (8) different ANIHWA countries involved in funding the call. Research groups from other countries, including from outside of Europe, are welcome provided they have their own secured resources. Projects will be funded for a maximum period of three years. National regulations will be published in the ‘ANIHWA ERA-Net First Call Guidelines’ as soon as the call has officially been launched. For further information see the call announcement.