Deadline: 12 September 2016
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking applicants from research-focused organisations from academia, private sector and research institutes from around the world for its “Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund” with an aim to support the use of the latest cutting-edge innovations to accelerate the development of new vaccines against livestock diseases.
The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF) is an initiative developed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Affairs Canada and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. It represents a joint investment of CA$ 57 million over five years to support the development, production, and commercialisation of innovative vaccines against livestock (including poultry) diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, South and South East Asia.
The LVIF will work through partnerships to develop vaccines that are affordable, available, and acceptable to livestock smallholders and to facilitate their use at scale. The Fund targets key livestock diseases that have the most impact on both women and men livestock smallholders.
- IDRC intends to provide grant funding for up to 8 research projects of up to a maximum of CA$ 1,500,000 each for 24 months.
- Projects with promising results in the first 24 months and with a clear plan to build partnerships with organizations in sub-Saharan Africa, South or South East Asia may be eligible for an additional 18 months of funding through a separate competitive call.
- Proposals must include an overall plan of activities for the full 42 months but will receive funding only for the first 24 months.
- The proposed research focuses on vaccine development for one or more of the eligible livestock diseases of the LVIF.
- Applicants from research-focused organizations from academia, private sector and research institutes are eligible for this global call.
- Applicants from the United Nations system cannot apply to this Call as lead or co-applicants. UN organizations may participate as collaborating organizations.
- Applicants from CGIAR Centres are not eligible as lead applicant but are eligible as co-applicants or collaborating organizations.
- The lead applicant and co-applicants may negotiate and develop funding arrangements directly with third-party organizations for specific services. IDRC will not contract directly with third-party organizations. Applications that involve third-party organizations must clearly justify their involvement and explain their role(s). The total third-party participation in a project is set at a maximum of 30% of the budget.
- A person is eligible to be an applicant on a maximum of three projects in this Call. A person cannot be the lead applicant for more than one project. A person can apply as the lead applicant for one project and be a co-applicant for two additional projects.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit an electronic application via given website.
For more information, please visit Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund.