Research Calls

“Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden”. Tackling diseases (Single Stage – 2022) (HORIZON-HLTH-2022-DISEASE-07)

DEADLINE: 2022-04-21 17:00:00

Call: Funding & tenders (europa.eu): “Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden”. Tackling diseases (Single Stage – 2022) (HORIZON-HLTH-2022-DISEASE-07)

The call, though not specific for animal health, includes the One health approach to preparedness for the next pandemic.  Proposals under this topic should aim for delivering results that are directed towards and contributing to some of the following expected outcomes, including:

The scientific community has better understanding of the biology of the pathogens (virus, bacteria etc.), its transmission, its interaction with humans, animals and plants, in particular in view of emerging threats to human health, such as infectious diseases and anti-microbial resistance (AMR).

The call opened on 12 January 2022 and closes 21 April 2022 (17.00 CET)

The Plowright Prize 2021-2022

DEADLINE: 2022-03-31 00:00:00

The biennial Plowright Prize, which recognises an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of infectious diseases in animals, is officially opened.

Walter Plowright was widely regarded as one of the world’s most eminent veterinary virologists and authorities on rinderpest, whose development of a tissue culture vaccine represented a key milestone in efforts to control it.

The prize

The prize recipient will receive £75,000, to be used to support research or other improvement activity that contributes to the control, management and eradication of infectious diseases in animals. For these purposes, the term ‘animal’ includes both domestic and free-living species – mammals, birds or fish.

Eligibility

This prize recognises an individual whose work has had a significant impact on the control, management and eradication of infectious diseases of animals. Their contribution will demonstrate animal, humanitarian or economic benefit.

The prize is open to any veterinary surgeon, veterinary nurse or research scientist working in Europe or the Commonwealth. The nominee may be working in practice, academia, a research institute/organisation, industry, government or another relevant sector. Institutions and/or organisations are not eligible to receive the prize.

For further information see: https://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/grants/available-grants/the-plowright-prize-2021/

ICRAD: One Health Approach to Zoonoses Research and Innovation. Pre-announcement call for transnational collaborative research projects.

DEADLINE: 2022-06-30 00:00:00

The objective of this funding call is to increase preparedness and improve the ability to respond to (re)-emerging zoonotic disease threats and contribute to improved animal and public health. This will be done through studies focusing on (re)-emergence of pathogens with zoonotic potential, understanding animal host-pathogen interactions and the immune response, and by developing detection and prevention platforms.

The pre-proposals should address one of the following research areas:

Improved understanding of animal-human-environment interface
– Pathogen (Re)-Emergence and Host Adaptation
– Host/Pathogen Interactions
Detection and Prevention
– Vaccine Technology Platforms
– Diagnostic Technology Platforms
The research funded through this call is to improve health of livestock, therefore, research that mainly focuses on the below are not in scope of the call and are excluded: improving human health; AMR; companion animals; climate/ecology/environment; food-borne pathogens; animal welfare

The International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) is an ERANet
under Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement NR.862605).

The full call announcement will be published on 1st of October 2021 at: http://www.submission-icrad.eu.

Details can be seen here: https://www.icrad.eu/calls/pre-announcement/ 

IDRC: Call for concept notes: Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics.

DEADLINE: 2021-04-05 17:00:00

The Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics (COHRIE) will focus on geographic hotspots for emerging epidemics as well as regions which are characterized by human, animal, and environmental drivers of infectious epidemics, such as unsustainable environmental and land-use patterns, loss of biodiversity, and increasing interaction between humans and wildlife.

Funded by IDRC (International Development Research Centre, Canada), this Call will fund multi-institutional One Health research projects in known geographic hotspots for emerging epidemics as well as regions which are characterized by human, animal, and environmental drivers of infectious epidemics, such as unsustainable environmental and land-use patterns, loss of biodiversity, and increasing interaction between humans and wildlife.

Applications are encouraged to address at least one of the following research themes:

  1. Understanding and addressing intersectoral drivers of epidemics
  2. Identifying and developing structural, systemic, and policy level interventions
  3. Strengthening data systems for enhanced multisectoral communication, coordination, and collaboration

Contact: onehealthcall@idrc.ca

Deadline to apply: 5 April 2021 (17:00 Eastern Daylight Time)

BUDGET: Between CA$2M and 5M per project. Grants will be awarded subject to the availability of funds.

BBSRC-DEFRA global coronavirus research and innovation network

DEADLINE: 2021-02-23 16:00:00

Apply for £500,000 to establish a single international network for research into coronaviruses. The network may run for up to four years.  You must be of lecturer level (or equivalent) and based at an eligible UK research organisation. Your proposal should seek to coordinate research in the following areas:

  1. pathogen biology (including the seasonality, transmission, ecology and evolution of coronaviruses)
  2. host response
  3. effective intervention strategies.

This research should support an integrated ‘one health’ approach to tackling existing and emerging coronaviruses, utilising comparative biology between animal and human coronaviruses, and encouraging data use, sharing and accessibility across public and veterinary healthcare.

One Health interventions to prevent or reduce the development and transmission of AMR. JPIAMR 13th Call

DEADLINE: 2021-03-16 00:00:00

Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) is a global collaborative platform, engaging 28 member nations to curb antibiotic resistance (AMR) with a One Health approach. The initiative coordinates national funding to support transnational research and activities within the six priority areas of the shared JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda – therapeutics, diagnostics, surveillance, transmission, environment and interventions.

The call One Health interventions to prevent or reduce the development and transmission of AMR has a two-step procedure.

14 January 2021 (11.00 CET) – Call opens

16 March 2021 (12.00 CET) – Deadline pre-proposals

12 July 2021 – Deadline full proposals

Please contact the call secretariat if you have any questions about the call: JPI-AMRCalls@agencerecherche.fr

A live webinar will be held on the 28th of January 2021 presenting the call and the partner search tool. Representatives from funders participating in the call will be available to answer questions live.

Read more and register to the webinar: https://invajo.com/l/IxlLhJbppQ

Topic of the call

Proposals should aim to either:

  • Understand the impact of interventions on the development and transmission of antibiotic resistance in, and/or between, at least two One Health settings;

OR

  • Design, implement, evaluate, and/or compare innovative interventions to control the development and transmission of antibiotic resistance in, and/or between, at least two One Health settings.

As stated, research proposals must focus on at least two out of the three “One-Health” settings, being: Human Health, Animal Health, and Environment. Participation of low and middle income countries is encouraged.

Transformative Research Technologies for the Detection and Diagnosis of Plant and Animal Diseases

DEADLINE: 2020-10-08 16:00:00

Novel technologies continue to revolutionise life sciences research. The 2020 TRDF call aims to pump prime the next generation of cutting-edge enabling research technologies with the potential for transformative impact in biosciences research. It will support applications for early stage technology development and research into the development of novel techniques and technologies that have the potential to enable transformative step changes in research capability.

The 2020 TRDF call has a strategic highlight on transformative research technologies for the detection and diagnosis of plant and animal diseases, and in particular infectious agents with zoonotic potential. It is expected that these technologies will lead to a step change in the ability of researchers to investigate UK plant and animal health problems caused by endemic or emerging pathogens or pests. Applications not related to the detection and diagnosis of plant and animal diseases will be considered out of the scope of the 2020 TRDF call.

The call has an indicative total budget of up to £2.75 million, subject to the quality of the applications received. The budget includes significant co-funding from UKRI-EPSRC. Applications must be between 6 and 18 months duration and are not expected to exceed £150K (£187K 100% FEC).

Scope
We are partnering with UKRI-EPSRC for the 2020 call; collectively we aim to encourage transformative technology development across a broad range of disciplines and to enable interdisciplinary collaborative working.

The aim of the call is to support the early-stage development of cutting edge, high-impact transformative research technologies, which are essential to sustaining the vibrancy of biosciences discovery research in the UK. These technology developments should offer the potential of a step-change in the state-of-the-art for the given field.

This call intends to support small and short ‘high risk/high reward’ pilot studies directed towards development of a new technology where little to no preliminary data exists. The outcome of the application does not necessarily need to be a fully-fledged tool but could be demonstration of proof-of-concept, or production of a prototype for further development.

2020 Strategic Highlight: Detection and Diagnosis of Plant and Animal Diseases

Pests and pathogens can have a major impact on the health of plants and the health and welfare of animals. The 2020 TRDF call has an exclusive focus on proposals which develop innovative detection and diagnostic technologies that support research to understand and help combat plant and animal diseases, in particular those with zoonotic potential. It is expected that these technologies will lead to a step change in the ability of researchers to investigate UK plant and animal health problems caused by endemic or emerging pathogens or pests. This highlight falls within strategic priorities relating to the development of novel strategies to predict, detect and manage disease threats to plant and animal health and the one health agenda. More details on our strategic areas can be found in our Forward Look for UK Bioscience.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

DEADLINE: 2020-11-18 17:00:00

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases 2020
Application deadline: 17:00 (GMT) 18 November 2020
UKRI (BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC and NERC), in collaboration with:
• National Science Foundation (NSF),
• National Institutes of Health (NIH),
• S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),
• United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation, and
• National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC),
are pleased to announce a call for international partnerships involving researchers from the UK, and US, China and/or Israel under the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases programme (EEID).
Scope
The funders wish to encourage high quality, innovative research conducted by transdisciplinary teams of researchers on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases of animals, humans and plants. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics.
The collaborative proposals must include researchers from the UK and the US and can include researchers from Israel and China. Applications for both research projects and Research Coordination Networks that involve researchers from the UK and US, China and/or Israel will be considered.
Further information on the scope of the call and how to apply can be found on the NSF website.
More info available on the BBSRC webpage.

ERA-NET ICRAD co-funded Call on infectious animal diseases

DEADLINE: 2020-03-31 14:00:00

The first international Call on infectious animal diseases of the ERA-NET Cofund on International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) is open.

ERA-NET ICRAD builds on the successful work of two predecessor ERA-NETs (EMIDA and ANIHWA) and the global network of animal health STAR-IDAZ under Framework Programme 7 (FP7).

The main purpose of this Call, co-funded with the European Commission (EC), is to support multi-disciplinary research to improve animal health and welfare, addressing some of the key epidemic and (re)-emerging threats e.g. African Swine Fever and Animal Influenza, and developing novel detection and intervention strategies.

Consortia must include a minimum of 3 independent entities from a minimum of 3 different countries being eligible and requesting funding from EU Member States, Associated Countries or Regions participating in the co-funded call and a maximum of 6 independent entities. The consortium cannot include more than two partners from one country.

International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD): Pre-Announcement of a co-funded Call

DEADLINE: 2020-03-31 00:00:00

The International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) is a new ERA-Net Cofund Action under Horizon 2020 building on the achievements of the ERA-NET EMIDA (Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Animals) and the ERA-NET ANIHWA (Animal Health and Welfare). Its aims to:
• support cross-cutting research to improve animal health and welfare, with associated benefits towards public health, the environment and economy.
• connect research partners with different but complementary scientific and technological expertise to maximise resources and share risks, costs and skills.
The partnership between industrial and academic researchers will improve and accelerate the development of technological solutions for the benefit of animal health and welfare.

Research and innovation jointly funded by the European Commission (EC) and the ICRAD partners will seek concerted approaches towards developing new and improved instruments to address and control infectious diseases, particularly regarding detection, intervention and prevention strategies.
ICRAD has announced the upcoming call for joint transnational research projects on animal health. The Joint Call, with an indicative budget of approximately 23.7M€, brings together 23 funding organizations from 19 countries. The co-funded call covers the major groups of infectious diseases of animals (including fishes and bees), and infections by viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal pathogens, prions, and multifactorial diseases, with particular emphasis on ASF and animal influenza. Pre-proposal should be submitted by 31 March 2020.