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Open Research Calls and Pre-Call Announcements

Below lists a selection of the latest research for infectious diseases funding opportunities in the University and UK: focusing on major initiatives, but also including relevant small research grants, workshop and travel grants, prizes and awards, and individual fellowships and studentships. This is not exhaustive and researchers are directed to Research Professional -Latest! to view all the most up to date grant notifications, including USA NIH and DOD opportunities. 

*Restricted The University of Cambridge runs an internal selection process for calls where the number of applications per institution is limited. Please review the Current restricted calls link and contact the Research Strategy Office with any questions. Potential applicants also must ensure they are aware of any internal Departmental deadlines for approval by Head of Department before submission.



Travel /Training Grants:

British Infection Association (BIA) The BIA grants provision is currently under review. No calls for applications will be made before the BIA Spring Meeting in May 2020.

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) For a list of all International Congress on Infectious Diseases awards see here.

Mathematical Models for Infectious Disease Dynamics course bursaries Wellcome Trust. Now closed,  for updates on the 2021 course.

International travel and subsistence grants Houghton Trust. A fund has been established to provide grants for young research workers aged 35 or under, on avian diseases of any nationality. Applications must be received by the secretary by 15th February, 15th June or 15th November each year.

ECCMID conference travel grants 2021 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Closed for 2020, awaiting updated information for 2021.

CARB-X Funding (Boston, MA, USA) CARB-X releases rounds of funding to support the development of antibiotics, vaccines, biotherapeutics, diagnostics and other life-saving products to address the rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria. The 2019 calls are now closed, awaiting updated information for 2020. 

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases  (EEID)

The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Deadline 18 Nov 2020 (made annually, third Wednesday in November).

Biocodex Microbiota Foundation International call for projects 2020.

The funding of research projects focused on human gut microbiota related to health and disease. Every year, the call for proposals covers a specific theme chosen by an International Scientific Committee. Either clinical or fundamental research proposals can be submitted. Awaiting updated deadline for 2020.