Pump-priming grants of up to £100,000 are available to allow IVVN members to accelerate their vaccine research, in order to improve vaccine development for livestock diseases in LMICs. Pump-priming projects should aim to address a key bottleneck preventing the development of a vaccine, and will be awarded via competitive application to the IVVN Network Management Board.
Applicants must be members of the IVVN (registration is available here), and we particularly welcome applications from members who are Early Career Researchers and/or based in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) and/or based in industry (due to the IVVN receiving additional funding from the UK Industry Strategy Challenge Fund).
Please note, the principal investigator of the application must be based at an organisation in the UK or a LMIC (LMICs are all countries included in this document).
The second call for IVVN Pump-Priming Grant applications is now open. Please read the IVVN Laboratory Exchange Award Guidance, and complete the IVVN Laboratory Exchange Award Application Form. Completed applications and associated documents should be sent to the IVVN Network Manager Dr. Carly Hamilton at IVVN@roslin.ed.ac.uk by 9am on Monday 2nd July 2018.
We recently hosted a grant-writing workshop in Nairobi which focused on the IVVN pump-priming grant application forms, and guidance notes. The material from this workshop is available here, and will be of use to IVVN members wishing to submit an application for pump-priming funding.
For information on the pump-priming projects we funded during our first round of pump-priming, please click here.