Research Calls

Innovative nuclear and related molecular approaches for detection and characterization of antimicrobial resistance in animal production environment

DEADLINE: 2023-04-09 00:00:00

FAO and IAEA are pleased to inform you that the call for proposals for the coordinated research project (CRP) on “Innovative Nuclear and Related Molecular Approaches for Detection and Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Production Environment” is now online.

The details of the call are available at the following link:

NEW CRP: Innovative Nuclear and Related Molecular Approaches for Detection and Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Production Environment (D32043) (

The last date for submission of proposals is 09 April 2023. See some additional information related to the CRP: FAO_IAEA_CRPD32043_AMR_


ISIDORe Preparedness programme

The ISIDORe Preparedness programme is now ready and that the new calls for proposals are open to applications for free of charge access to the consortium facilities and services!

To prevent future pandemics, and advance the development of the appropriate medical countermeasures, the ISIDORe preparedness programme includes a list of priority preparedness pathogens clustered in four calls for proposals to support research on the epidemic-prone pathogens such as Risk-Group 4 pathogens (Ebola virus, Marburg virus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus, Lassa virus, “New world arenaviruses”, CCHF virus); Respiratory Pathogens (zoonotic betacoronaviruses, Influenza A, Y. Pestis, M. Tuberculosis/bovis, C. burnetii ); Vector-borne Pathogens (Rift valley fever virus, Zika virus, Chikungunya virus, West Nile virus, Dengue virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, Yellow fever virus, Tick-borne encephalitis virus, Plasmodium, B. burgdorferi, Leishmania); and other pathogens with epidemic potential (pathogen X, Orthopoxviruses, Non polio enteroviruses, Polio enteroviruses).

More information about the calls and how to apply can be found here

The ISIDORe coordination team is also pleased to invite you to the Information Webinar dedicated to the Preparedness calls for proposals (RG4 pathogens, Respiratory pathogens, Vector-borne pathogens, Pathogen X) launched in November 2022. It aims to provide you with information about the calls and application modalities, as well as to answer your questions.

Register here

More information can be found here

ISIDORe Call Dedicated To SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

ISIDORe (Integrated Services for Infectious Disease Outbreak Research) Call Dedicated To SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The ISIDORe consortium has announced the launch of its first call for proposals to support scientists with an interest in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The application is open as long as funding remains available

The research must be focused on one of the topics listed below.


To apply: submit proposals that will be evaluated based on their feasibility and scientific merit (independent peer review).

1. Browse our catalogue and identify the service that you need
2. Fill out the pre-application form visible at the bottom of each service catalogue section pages and hit the ‘SUBMIT’ button
3. After receiving an email with your ISIDORe ID number, follow the instructions to complete your application
Before you navigate our catalogue, please remember that for a pre-application submission:

You will need an ORCID number. If you don’t already have one, please go to to obtain your own in a few clicks.
For multi-services requests, we’ll be happy to help: please contact us

PROCINORTE 2022 Call for Proposal – African Swine Fever & Classical Swine Fever

DEADLINE: 2022-06-23 00:00:00

PROCINORTE is now supporting research collaboration efforts between international government scientists (lead applicants) with a specific emphasis on priority research projects of mutual interest in both African Swine Fever (ASF) and Classical Swine Fever (CSF). The call will optimize the collaboration and knowledge sharing to protect animal health and enhance members’ collective capabilities. 

This year, the 2022 PROCINORTE grant applications will be accepted for:

(1) International Scientific Training and Exchanges, up to US$25,000, to be considered and granted for up to 4 weeks and must occur in the current calendar year;

(2) Research Collaborations, up to US$50,000, which can cover 2 calendar years though must be completed by the end of 2023. 

Please note funds cannot be provided to USDA scientists, nor the private sector, though US government scientists may be the lead applicant. Responses will depend on the number of applications received and the quality of the applications.


“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 ( “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.


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:

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:

Details can be seen here: 

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


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.