Federal Ministry of Education and Research – Germany

In response to the current outbreak of the corona virus Sars-CoV-2, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is opening Module 3 (Rapid Response) of the funding announcement “Guideline for the funding of a “National Research Network for Zoonotic Infectious Diseases”; Federal Gazette of 15.02.2016.


Funding will be provided for research projects, in line with WHO priorities, on the following points:

  • the biology of the virus and its transmission
  • animal and environmental research on the origin of the virus, including control measures at the human-animal interface
  • epidemiological studies
  • clinical characterization and clinical management of diseases caused by the virus
  • infection prevention and control, including the best ways to protect health care workers
  • research and development of drugs and other therapeutic methods and the development of new diagnostic approaches
  • accompanying research and ELSA research in connection with the outbreak.

Full request for proposal (in German)
Full request for proposal (in English)

Call budget: €15M

Call opens: March 03, 2020

Application deadline: May 11, 2020