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Opportunity profile: Funders join forces on infectious disease


Teams from US, UK, China and Israel can collaborate on big projects studying disease dynamics

Top tips

  • AppIicants are strongly advised to contact their national funder before submitting a proposal, although there is no requirement for a letter of intent
  • For international collaborations, reviewers will want to see how each partner’s expertise will be leveraged
  • Interdisciplinarity is key—make sure the research team spans different fields of research
  • While having pre-existing collaborations can help, some of the best proposals come from new partnerships

Since 1999, the United States’ National Science Foundation has run a grant programme on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases (EEID), a subject that has risen to international prominence of late. The programme is a collaboration with 14 other funders from the US, the UK, China and Israel, including five research councils under UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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