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Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

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UK-US collaborative funding

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 15 August 2018 - 21 November 2018


BBSRC, in collaboration with: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announce a call for transatlantic partnership involving researchers from the US and UK under the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases programme (EEID).


The funders wish to encourage high quality, innovative research conducted by inter-disciplinary teams of researchers. Projects must address the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics:

For US-UK Collaborative projects:

  • The UK component must be within the remit of BBSRC
  • The focus be on understanding the ecology, evolution and transmission dynamics of pathogens of farmed animals (including aquaculture), crops, and/or trees in managed forests or the wider environment. The scope also includes broader related issues, for example, transmission dynamics of antimicrobial and anti-parasitic resistance, animal pathogens with zoonotic potential, and the interactions of pathogens with animal or plant-associated microbiomes
  • The Collaborative proposals can include both research projects and Research Coordination Networks. In addition, there is an opportunity for multinational Research Coordination Networks that involve researchers from the US, UK and Israel.

For further information on the scope of the call, specific areas of interest and how to apply can be found on the NSF website. (see external links).

How to apply

This call is closed to applications.

Applicants should contact the main UK Programme Officer at BBSRC to discuss the remit of their proposal and to confirm that the UK component is appropriate and falls within our remit. Contact details below.

Applications must be submitted via the NSF.. Application preparation and submission instruction can be found on the NSF website (see external links).

For UK applicants: Costing for the UK component of the project should be entered on the Je-S system but the Je-S form should not be submitted electronically to BBSRC at this stage but the completed PDF documents (Je-S proforma and CVs) should then be forwarded to the US Principal Investigator for inclusion as a supplementary document in the proposal and an electronic copy of the document submitted to BBSRC (for further information see supplementary guidance).

Application downloads (for reference only)

External contact

Katharina Dittmar, Program Director, DEB/NSF

+001 703 2927799

Samuel Scheiner, Program Director, DEB/NSF

+001 703 2927175

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