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Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

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UK-US collaborative funding

Call status: Closed
Application deadline: 20 November 2019


UKRI (BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC and NERC), in collaboration with:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • United States- Israel Binational Science Foundation
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

announce a call for international partnership involving researchers from the UK, and US, China and/or Israel under the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases programme (EEID).


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 Collaborative proposals must include researchers from the UK and 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.

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

UK component

The duration of the UK component of the project will be 3-years only and this component in itself should be interdisciplinary.  It is strongly encouraged that there is a good integration of mathematical, computational and a spectrum of social scientists with life scientists interested in infectious diseases of humans, animal and plants.  e.g. including biologists, ecologists, natural scientists, plant scientists, clinicians and veterinarians etc.

How to apply

Applicants should contact the main UK Programme Officer at UKRI-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.

For UK Applicants

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

External contact

Katharina Dittmar, Program Director, DEB/NSF
tel: 001 (703) 292 7799

Samuel Scheiner, Program Director, DEB/NSF
tel: 001 (703) 292 7175

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