Current International opportunities relevant to Life Science
EU Prize for Women innovators (HORIZON-EIC-2021-WomenInnovatorsPrize)
The EU Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind game-changing innovations. In doing so, the EU seeks to raise awareness of the need for more female innovators, and create role models for women and girls everywhere. The prize is awarded to the most talented women entrepreneurs from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, who have founded a successful company and brought innovation to market. EU Prize for Women Innovators
Förberedelseprojekt inför internationell ansökan inom hälsa 2021
Deadline 2 augusti, 7 september, 5 oktober, 2 november 2021 Vinnova Erbjudandet riktar sig till er som planerar att göra en ansökan i en internationell utlysning inom hälsa och ser ett behov att stärka projektförslaget för att öka chanserna för finansiering. Läs mer
Deadline 22 September 2021 Medical Technology and Devices: from lab to patient. Proposals must build on results (demonstrated proof of principle) achieved within an eligible project. Eligible projects are:
EIC Pathfinder projects (including projects funded under EIC pilot Pathfinder, Horizon 2020 FET-Open, FET-Proactive) and FET Flagships calls (including ERANET calls under the FET work programme)
European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept projects
Call for Proposals for ERC Advanced Grant (ERC-2021-ADG)
Deadline 31 August 2021 ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they have already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition, and feasibility of their scientific proposal. ERC Advanced Grant
EIC Accelerator Open 2021 (HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATOROPEN-01)
The EIC Accelerator supports companies (principally start-ups and SMEs) to scale up high impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones. The EIC Accelerator provides a unique combination of funding from EUR 0.5 to EUR 17.5 million and Business Acceleration Services NB, 2 stage calls:
Erasmus for young entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries. Erasmus for young entrepreneurs
DIGI-B-CUBE är ett EU-projekt finansierat av Horisont 2020, som tillhandahåller finansiering, support och nätverksmöjligheter för små och medelstora företag inom hälsa och ICT. (DIGI-B-CUBE – Digital Enterprise Innovations for Bioimaging, Biosensing and Biobanking Industries, Grant agreement no: 824920, INNOSUP-01-2018)
NextGenerationEU is a €750 billion temporary recovery instrument to help repair the immediate economic and social damage brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Post-COVID-19 Europe will be greener, more digital, more resilient and better fit for the current and forthcoming challenges.
Programmet kommer att innehåller de hälsorelaterade programmen Preparedness, recovery and resilience, genom en “Recovery and Resilience Facility, rescEU” och ett nytt hälsoprogram, EU4Health.
Vaccine Effectiveness, Burden and Impact Studies (VEBIS) of Covid-19 and Influenza.
Deadline 5 July 2021 Multiple Lots:
ECDC Hospital Network for Vaccine Effectiveness, Burden and Impact Studies, and Surveillance of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections
Assessment of Covid-19 Vaccine Effectiveness among Healthcare Workers-Covid-19 Vaccine-related Studies in Long-term Care Facilities-Vaccine Effectiveness and Impact of Covid-19 Vaccines through Routinely Collected Exposure and Outcome Data Using Health Registries-Vaccine Effectiveness against Covid-19 and Seasonal Influenza among Patients Presenting to Primary Care Physicians in EU/EEA
Facilitates international partnerships that bring Japanese innovation, investment, and leadership to the global fight against infectious diseases and poverty in the developing world. GHIT Fund
Brasilien – staff exchange for applied AI research
Seeking new opportunities to cooperate with Brazil? Apply for the Staff exchange for applied AI-research 2.0 call.
Vinnova has launched a call for proposals focused on the mobility of teams in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in industrial research or experimental development. Swedish companies, public organizations, or research organizations can participate. Researchers can come from Sweden to Brazil or vice versa! Watch out for the deadlines, March 31, April 30, and September 30.
H2020 EIC work programme. The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot supports researchers and innovators developing breakthrough innovations with the potential to create new markets and boost jobs, growth and prosperity in Europe. Multiple cut off dates. Budget multiple between about 0.5-3M EURO. To prepare for applying to an EIC pilot call, please go to the ‘EIC pilot Web Page’, which will direct you to the most appropriate funding scheme for your needs. http://ec.europa.eu/research/eic/index.cfm The ‘EIC pilot Web Page’ will channel you through to the Horizon 2020 Funding & Tenders Portal, which contains all the practical information you need to participate.
SmartEES. SmartEEs203-2020 call:SmartEEs2 project would like to directly contribute to reducing the spread of COVID19 and other viruses with flexible & wearable electronics as solutions in the field of prevention, diagnostics, therapy, etc. Therefore, SmartEEs2 will preferentially support application experiment proposals related to this thematic, particularly under the 1st cut-off date. Multiple cut off dates 31 Aug 2021 Financial support available for an Application Experiment is up to 100 k€ Focus: – Experimenting and testing end-product ideas with FWE technologies – Support to manufacturing of FWE based end-products including upscaling
ECH Alliance. DIGI-B-CUBE project launched an open call for funding on 22nd April 2020, to support projects focusing on integrating digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains. Deadlines: 27 Oct 2021 Budget: SMEs (incl. new start-ups) in health, medicine, biotech, biopharma, IT or related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc.) can apply for equity-free funding up to €60,000 A consortium consisting of minimum 2 SMEs from at least 2 different sectors (Example: An SME from healthcare/medicine/biotech/biopharma + An SME from IT and related sectors)
National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge. All questions should be directed either to a program officer managing an NSF program with which the research would be aligned or to email@example.com. NSF encourages the research community to respond to this challenge through existing funding opportunities. In addition, we invite researchers to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows NSF to receive and review proposals having a severe urgency with regard to the availability of or access to data, facilities, or specialized equipment as well as quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.
FDA. Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP). FDA has created a special emergency program for possible therapies, the Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP). It uses every available method to move new treatments to patients as quickly as possible, while at the same time finding out whether they are helpful or harmful.
PA-19-056. NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 3 cut off deadlines per year: 5 June 2020, 5 Oct 2020, 5 Feb 2021, 5 June 2021 etc Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in scientific areas that represent the investigators’ specific interests and competencies and that fall within the mission of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs)
NOT-EB-20-007. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Development of Biomedical Technologies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Multiple due dates. Multiple target opportunities for this Notice.
PA-18-418. NIBIB Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Required) Multiple cut off dates per year NIBIB will only support R01 applications proposing early-stage clinical trials through Phase I, first-in-human, safety, feasibility or other small clinical trials that inform early-stage technology development.
PAR-18-530. Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional) Multiple cut off dates per year Stimulate efforts to translate scientific discoveries and engineering developments into methods or tools that address problems in basic research to understand the disease, or in applied research to assess risk, detect, prevent, diagnose, treat, and/or manage the disease.
PAR-20-155. Academic-Industrial Partnerships (AIP) to Translate and Validate In Vivo Imaging Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Multiple cut off dates per year Stimulate translation of scientific discoveries and engineering developments in imaging, data science and/or spectroscopic technologies into methods or tools that address contemporary problems in understanding the fundamental biology, potential risk of development, diagnosis, treatment, and/or disease status for cancer or other diseases
PAR-18-433. NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) 3 cut off deadlines per year: 16 June 2020, 16 Oct 2020, 16 Feb 2021, 16 June 2021 etc Max $275,000 direct costs over a maximum two-year funding period. No more than $200,000 direct costs may be requested in a single year These studies are expected to lead to breakthroughs in the development of innovative techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or their applications. These studies may involve a considerable risk that should be balanced by the potential high impact on human health and related research.
PA-19-052. NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline16 June 2020, 16 Oct 2020, 16 Feb 2021, 16 June 2021 etc Until the end of 2021. Max $50,000 in direct costs per year Supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology
NIDCD, HHS. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Notices of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in relation to multiple areas.
PA-18-935. Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement – Clinical Trial Optional Deadline Jan 25, 2022. Grant: A support mechanism providing money, property, or both to an eligible entity to carry out an approved project or activity. Cooperative Agreement: A support mechanism used when there will be substantial Federal scientific or programmatic involvement. Substantial involvement means that, after award, NIH scientific or program staff will assist, guide, coordinate, or participate in project activities.
NOT-AI-20-034. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Deadline 25 March 2021 Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. NIAID is issuing this Notice of Special Interest to highlight the need for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). NIAID is particularly interested in projects focusing on viral natural history, pathogenicity, transmission, as well as projects developing medical countermeasures and suitable animal models for pre-clinical testing of vaccines and therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19
EU Coronavirus research and innovation. Information site about EU supported research and innovation projects and initiatives to tackle the spread of coronavirus and preparedness for other outbreaks. This includes – Advice for sponsors of clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines – Advice for sponsors of clinical trials affected by the pandemic – Guidance on regulatory expectations and flexibility (human medicines) – Guidance on regulatory expectations and flexibility (veterinary medicines)
The COVID-19 Data Portal. The aim of the COVID-19 Data Portal is to facilitate data sharing and analysis and to accelerate coronavirus research. The COVID-19 Data Portal will enable researchers to upload, access and analyse COVID-19 related reference data and specialist datasets. The COVID-19 Data Portal will be the primary entry point into the functions of a wider project, the European COVID-19 Data Platform
BBMRI, ECRIN och EATRIS. COVID-19 Fast Response Service. The COVID-19 Fast Response Service is a coordinated and accelerated procedure for researchers to access the academic facilities, services and resources of the three collaborating medical research infrastructures
BBMRI-ERIC. Resources from biobanks across Europe available for research on COVID-19. Contains continuously updated document on the list of available resources that researchers working against COVID-19 can access via the BBMRI-ERIC network
Computational Structural Biology group @Utrecht University. HADDOCK, a biomolecular simulations platform. HADDOCK (High Ambiguity Driven protein-protein DOCKing) is an integrative platform developed at Utrecht University for the modelling of biomolecular complexes and is one of the WeNMR thematic services. HADDOCK can support complex simulation projects, and benefits from the distributed computing infrastructure of EGI. In the context of COVID-19 related research it can, for example, model interaction between virus proteins and human one, or support the docking of small molecules to targets such as the COVID-19 protease. The tool is offered by the Bijvoet Center of the Utrecht University, Netherlands, is supported by the EOSC-hub H2020 project and is also accessible through the European Open Science Cloud Portal. https://www.uu.nl/en/research/bijvoet-centre-for-biomolecular-research https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/777536 https://marketplace.eosc-portal.eu/services/haddock
ELIXIR resources for COVID-19 research. ELIXIR, the ESFRI Research Infrastructure for life science data, provides a range of services and resources, that can be used by researchers and consortia working on SARS-CoV-2 research via ELIXIR Nodes. ELIXIR provides a range of services that you can use for studying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease.
ERINHA: High containment facilities for pre-clinical research. ERINHA offers access to a large range of high containment (BSL3 & BSL4) in-vitro and in-vivo capacities to facilitate a wide variety of studies on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. These capacities include: In vitro research capacity In vivo research capacity: Support for the coordination of pre-clinical research activities, project management, advice on protocols
The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Extremely Brilliant Source (ESRF-EBS). Access to a unique combination of state-of-the-art facilities and common platforms for structural biology and bio-imaging for COVID-19 related research projects. Access will be granted with the aim to contribute to the international scientific effort to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, and the available facilities include its cryo-electron microscope and its structural biology beamlines. For any urgent project on Covid-19 that may need the support of the ESRF expertise and the exceptional use of ESRF facilities, please contact Jean Susini (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Harald Reichert (email@example.com), Directors of Research, or Gordon Leonard (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of the Structural Biology Group. All proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis and followed up rapidly.
EU-OPENSCREEN. Access to pilot compound library. EU-OPENSCREEN and its partner sites are actively involved in the study of SARS-CoV-2, aiming to identify therapeutics and search for diagnostics. EU-OPENSCREEN provides a fast access track for scientist wishing to use their pilot compound library for their COVID-19 related research activities. Contact EU-OPENSCREEN directly for access. email@example.com
COST. COST Actions unite efforts in the fight against COVID-19. STRATAGEM COST Action (New diagnostic and therapeutic tools against multidrug-resistant tumours) has created a “Task Force” of researchers contributing to Covid-19 research. The main objective of this task force is to synthesize new drugs or identify FDA approved drugs which could be repurposed as antiviral agents against SARS-CoV-2 and contribute to diagnosis or prognosis of Covid-19. Actions: – New diagnostic and therapeutic tools against multidrug-resistant tumours (Stratagem) – Catalysing transcriptomics research in cardiovascular disease (CardioRNA) – A multi-target paradigm for innovative ligand identification in the drug discovery process (MuTaLig) – Open Multiscale Systems Medicine (OpenMultiMed) – European Network on Myalgic – Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (EUROMENE) – Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious diseases (AMICI)
The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL): Rapid access to beam time. ILL plans to run 2 more cycles in 2020 which will constitute a significant opportunity to perform early research related to Covid-19 on many of their neutron scattering instruments. In addition to the instruments, there is access to deuteration facilities and shared biology and soft matter facilities with partner institutes on the EPN campus – the ESRF, EMBL and IBS. Apply for beam time.
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