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International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD)

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Pre-announcement

BBSRC are supporting UK participation in a transnational European call for research on infectious animal diseases.

The ERA-NET Cofund International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) is a new ERA-Net Cofund Action under Horizon 2020 that will build upon the achievements of the ERA-NET EMIDA (Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Animals) and the ERA-NET ANIHWA (Animal Health and Welfare).

The Joint Call – with an indicative budget of approximately 23.7M€ – brings together twenty-two funding organisations from nineteen countries. It 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 African Swine Fever and Animal Influenza.

This co-funded call for research will be open to international research proposals addressing one or more objectives under the following three research areas (taking into account the exclusions). The research projects should focus on one research area primarily.

Research areas will include:

  • Research area 1: Improved understanding of epidemic and emerging infectious animal diseases
  • Research area 2: Generic technology platforms for producing novel and/or improved vaccines
  • Research area 3: High-throughput, rapid, accurate and easy to use in-field detection technologies

The following topics will be excluded from funding:

  • Research leading to vaccine development for ASF (covered by another EU call: SFS-12-2019: A vaccine against African Swine Fever)
  • Food-borne zoonoses (covered by One Health EJP)
  • Research on development of new antimicrobials

Submission process

Phase

Deadline

Pre-proposals

Opening date

To be confirmed

 

Final deadline for submissions

13 February 2020 (14:00 CET)

Full proposals

Invitation to submit full proposal

May 2020

 

Final deadline for submission

2 July 2020 (14:00 CET)

Funding decisions and project start

Communication of funding decisions

November 2020

 

Project start

1st Quarter 2021

Research will be supported by two UK funders: UKRI-BBSRC and Defra. 

BBSRC will support research that falls within its remit. Any UK applicant wishing to apply for the ICRAD ERA-Cofund call must contact the UK Programme Officer at BBSRC to discuss the remit of their proposal to confirm that the UK component is appropriate and that it falls within the areas of the funders’ research interests.

For further information on the scope of the call and how to apply, please see https://www.icrad.eu/

BBSRC Contact: Ceri-Wyn Thomas


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