IDRC Fund For Innovations to Improve Livestock Vaccines in Africa and Asia

IDRC in Canada is calling for proposals to support novel ideas or pre-existing innovations to respond to the challenges of existing livestock vaccines in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

The program will fund up to six research projects at a maximum of CA$1 million each.

Deadline for proposals is 21 March 2017

Eligibility

This call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations from the private sector, academia, and research institutes around the world.

The proposed research focuses on vaccine improvement for one or more of the eligible livestock diseases as specified in Annex 1.

 

Scope

This call aims to support novel ideas or pre-existing innovations to respond to the challenges of existing livestock vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

The call seeks proposals that are adopting innovative approaches to increasing the duration of immunity by better induction and maintenance of immunological memory; reducing the number of primary vaccinations and/or revaccinations; improving overall vaccine safety; and developing universal vaccines with the capacity to provide protection against multiple strains, subtypes, or serotypes.

 

More details

Funders: The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Affairs Canada, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

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