The ‘International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) ‘one health’ approach to zoonoses’ opportunity covers the major groups of infectious diseases of animals, caused by viral, bacterial, parasitic, prions and fungal pathogens.
The UK academic component of applications must fall within the remit of BBSRC. BBSRC’s ‘animal health’ strategic priority area is a good guide to our remit in relation to this opportunity.
In summary, research should focus on fundamental and strategic advances leading to interventions for combating endemic and exotic zoonotic diseases that reduce the health and welfare of either animals farmed for food production in the UK (and where appropriate, in the international context) or other domesticated animals of economic importance.
While we expect projects to be multidisciplinary, the primary focus and challenges of the UK component of the project should be biological rather than social or environmental.
Read further information on the research areas that BBSRC funds.
This funding opportunity is open to international research proposals addressing one or more objectives under the following two research areas, taking into account the exclusions.
This opportunity is open to all UK scientists based at eligible UK institutions. Applicants must work in the fields of animal-human-environment interface or detection and prevention technologies in relation to zoonotic diseases, with a focus on animal health.
Apply for funding to:
- improve understanding of the animal-human-environment interface
- develop vaccine and diagnostics technology platforms to improve animal health.
Find out more and apply online.