Funding Opportunities

Funder: EU-LAC Health project

Topic 2: Infectious diseases – Research in promotion of well-being: prevention of infectious diseases, emerging food, water and vector borne diseases

The overall objective of this initiative is to develop bi-regional joint programming in health research and innovation.

More specifically this transnational Call for projects is focused on two topics with Topic 2 being of particular relevance with GloPID-R objective.

Project proposals shall address inter/multidisciplinary research in infectious diseases (including those of zoonotic origin) and food, water and vector-borne diseases. Each project proposal must seek the translation from basic scientific findings to intervention and/or implementation.

Call budget Topic 2: 2.5 M €
Call opens: December 2, 2016
Application deadline: March 9, 2017

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Funder: The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme

Co-fund on “One Health” (zoonoses–emerging threats)

The overall objective is to create a European joint program to deal with “one health”, in particular zoonoses and related emerging threats.

The main emphasis will be on food-borne microbial infections and intoxications, including natural toxins and the risks associated with domesticated and wild animal reservoirs and their exposure routes towards human infection, in order to improve preparedness against future ‘one health’ risks. Related emerging threats such as antimicrobial resistance will be addressed. In order to enhance the ‘one health’ approach to the food chain, important non zoonotic food-borne pathogens transmitted via the food chain will also be considered.

Call budget: up to 45M €
Call opens: October 4, 2016
Application deadline: February 14, 2017

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Funder: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Improved Immunization Coverage Initiative

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) will launch a funding opportunity in September to support research to identify under- and un-immunized sub-populations in Canada, and the factors associated with lower immunization access and uptake in these groups. This initiative will examine the systemic barriers impacting immunization coverage in children and women of reproductive age, and will include support specifically for research focused on First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations, as well as recent newcomers to Canada.

Sponsors: The CIHR Institutes of Infection and Immunity (III) and Population and Public Health (IPPH) in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Eligibility: Research studies conducted in Canada. Nominated Principal Applicant must be appointed at an eligible institution.

Call budget: CAN$1.2M
Call opens: September 8, 2016
Application deadline: December 6, 2016
Funding start date: February 1, 2017

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Funder: Public-private partnership between the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Call 9 – Joint influenza vaccine effectiveness studies

The scope of the action includes the development and validation of a sustainable governance model for the evaluation of type/brand-specific seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness in Europe, through collaboration between public and private partners.

It is expected that the action will result in better information for healthcare professionals and the general public about the performance of the influenza vaccines in use, better information on the performance of national immunization programs, improved understanding of the benefits of influenza vaccination, and better understanding of the factors that impact influenza vaccine effectiveness.

Application deadline stage 1: 26th July 2016

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Funder: Public-private partnership between the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Call 8

Ebola and other filoviral haemorrhagic fevers (Ebola+) program: future outbreaks

The scope is to capture emerging scientific advances and to progress those rapidly into health care interventions. Proposals may address aspects of pre-clinical development and/or Phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical developments of vaccines (in particular multivalent), treatments and diagnosis of Ebola or other filovirus infections. Manufacturing strategies, vaccine stability during transport and storage, and/or deployment of vaccines and treatments are also in scope. Proposals for the development of adaptable platforms, which in addition to filoviruses can address multiple other priority pathogens, are also eligible.

Next deadline: 15th September 2016

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Funder: The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), a public-public partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and the European Union

The following calls are funded by EDCTP, which covers the following diseases within its scope:

HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected infectious diseases (Buruli ulcer; cysticercosis/taeniasis; dengue; dracunculiasis; echinococcosis; foodborne trematodiases; Hansen disease; human African trypanosomiasis; leishmaniasis; lymphatic filariasis; mycetoma; onchocerciasis; rabies; schistosomiasis; soil-transmitted helminthiases; trachoma; yaws); diarrhoeal diseases; lower respiratory tract infections, as well as emerging infectious diseases of particular relevance for Africa, such as Ebola virus disease or yellow fever.

Vaccines for poverty-related diseases (PRDs)

The purpose of this call is to support large-scale collaborative projects which include one or more clinical trials (phase I to IV) aiming to accelerate the clinical development of new vaccines (preventive or therapeutic) against one of the PRDs. Applications must include at least one clinical trial which will be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa to test the safety, immunogenicity and/or efficacy of the vaccine(s).

Call budget: 70M €
Maximum funding: 15M €
Letter of intent deadline: 13th October 2016
Full proposal deadline: 16th March 2017

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Funder: The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), a public-public partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and the European Union

Research and clinical management of patients in PRD epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa

This call for proposals aims to support the establishment of a multidisciplinary consortium able to provide accelerated evidence for the optimal clinical management of patients and for guiding the public health response to any severe infectious outbreak caused by pathogens within the scope of the EDCTP program with pandemic potential or that may cause significant damage to health and socio-economics in Africa (including antimicrobial-resistant pathogens).

Based on a comprehensive ‘inter-epidemic’ work program, the consortium should ensure preparedness to perform coordinated large-scale multi-site clinical studies in response to an emerging threat. These clinical trials could include studies evaluating potential preventive or therapeutic interventions in a community or health-care setting; validation of diagnostic devices and observational clinical studies aimed at establishing the natural history and determinants of severity of the disease.

Call budget: 10M €
Maximum funding: 10M €
Letter of intent deadline: 29th September 2016
Full proposal deadline: 2nd March 2017

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Funder: The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), a public-public partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and the European Union

Strategic actions supporting large-scale clinical trials

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support distinct strategic actions (clinical research activities) which are part of a large-scale clinical trial that has the potential to achieve rapid advances in the clinical development of new or improved medical interventions against PRDs.

Applications for a strategic action should focus on clinical trials on PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa, and may address any disease within the scope of the EDCTP program. Proposals that include phase III trials are encouraged.

Call budget: € 28M
Maximum funding: € 15M
Letter of intent deadline: 13th October 2016
Full proposal deadline: 16th March 2017

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Funder: The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), a public-public partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and the European Union

Clinical trials and operational research studies to optimize the use of products for poverty-related diseases in mothers, newborns, children and/or adolescents

This call aims to support actions on preventive and therapeutic clinical interventions of post-registration products, as well as related behavioral studies, aimed at optimizing use of new or improved products or combination of products for mothers, newborns, children and/or adolescents.

The scope of this call is limited to clinical trials and operational studies with a product focus.

Activities may include: studies on product (drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics) development, delivery, uptake and adherence; and strategies for equitable and full-scale access to diagnostics, prevention and treatment interventions. This includes community-based interventions/approaches and qualitative studies. Assessment of behavior of those who would benefit from such products (or interventions) in terms of access to the health care system and uptake of the product/intervention, with adherence to product use, is within scope of this call.

Call budget: 10M €
Maximum funding: 3M €
Letter of intent deadline: 6th September 2016
Full proposal deadline: 2nd March 2017

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Funder: The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), a public-public partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and the European Union

Strategic actions supporting health systems/services optimization research capacities in cooperation with development assistance initiatives

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support distinct strategic actions (Coordination & Support Actions) which are part of a large-scale program of actions that is supported by EU, national and/or international development assistance initiatives and/or other funders, including relevant WHO initiatives where appropriate, for strengthening the capacity of health systems to effectively deliver new products and to monitor their post-market safety. This should lead to better planning for the introduction of new medical interventions for PRDs; improved delivery; and, better understanding of the safety profile of and reporting mechanisms for products introduced in sub-Saharan Africa.

Call budget: € 10M
Maximum funding: € 3M
Letter of intent deadline: 29th September 2016
Full proposal deadline: 2nd March 2017

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Funder: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Team Grant: Canada-Latin America-Caribbean Zika Virus Program

The Canadian Institutes of Health research (CIHR) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), working with parameters set out by members of the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R) are planning to invest $3 million CAD in areas where new knowledge on Zika virus will help develop diagnostics for Zika virus infection, understand the pathology caused by the virus, and ultimately prevent its transmission and morbidity.

Application Deadline: July 12, 2016

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USAID Global Health Challenge BAA

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites organizations and companies to participate with USAID, in cooperation with its partners, to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries.

Deadlines to apply (depending on submissions type): May 20, 2016 (Zika-focused) and June 17, 2016 (other)

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Funder: Public-private partnership between the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Innovative Medicines Initiative

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has launched a new, open Call for proposals in the area of Ebola and other filoviral haemorrhagic fevers (Ebola+) programme: future outbreaks.

This Call, the second under the Ebola+ programme, provides an opportunity to capture emerging scientific advances and to progress those rapidly into healthcare interventions. As such, the key deliverables of projects funded under the Ebola+ programme must be outputs that will increase our preparedness to react to future outbreaks of Ebola and other filoviral haemorrhagic fevers.

The Call will remain open for two years, with the first cut-off date at March 16, 2016

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