This exciting first global research call, Innovations in Livestock Vaccines, will enable researchers to exploit the latest advances in biotechnology and vaccinology which now provide unparalleled opportunities for the rapid development of new generation livestock vaccines.
With a strong focus on innovative and cutting-edge practices, the LVIF will leverage state-of-the-art technologies to develop new vaccines for livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia.
All proposals must have the potential to accelerate the vaccine research and development process towards marketable vaccines for one or more livestock diseases in the focus regions.
Grant funding, to a maximum of CA$1,500,000 over 24 months, will be available for up to eight research projects.
To apply, please submit an electronic application here before the deadline: September 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (Ottawa).
Please ensure that you have read the Call for Proposals before applying.
Note: All applicants will receive notification of results by December 31, 2016.
The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Affairs Canada and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. LVIF aims to improve the health of livestock and the livelihoods of farmers through the development, production, and commercialization of vaccines against priority livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia.
Fostering innovation to improve the impact of existing vaccines, as well as developing new vaccines against neglected livestock diseases, the fund will provide vital support in an area which has seen little recent investment.