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German Federal Ministry of Education and Research promotes research on COVID-19

 German Federal Ministry of Education and Research promotes research on COVID-19

Due to the current outbreak of the corona virus Sars-CoV-2, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is opening "Module 3 (Rapid Response)” of the funding announcement "Guideline for the funding of a "National Research Network for Zoonotic Infectious Diseases".

Funding will be provided for individual projects and, exceptionally, small research consortia (up to 3 partners). Funding will also be provided for individual projects by German applicants who wish to participate in international research consortia within the framework of the global research response to COVID-19 coordinated by the World Health Organization. Funded projects must be application-oriented research and development: projects relying mainly on basic research are not eligible for funding. Cooperation with thematically related R&D projects abroad is possible, although the international partner(s) must in principle have their own funding for their part(s) of the project.

Deadline: 11 May 2020

Budget: Modules 1, 2, 3: up to 2 million euros per project; Module 4: up to 50,000 euros per project

The call is composed of four modules:

- Module 1 - Combating COVID-19 through early clinical studies for the application of already known therapeutic approaches to Sars-CoV-2;

- Module 2 - Control of COVID-19 through new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches;

- Module 3 - Research that contributes to the understanding of the virus and its spread;

- Module 4 - Support of already ongoing research projects on coronaviruses.

This call is open to Chinese participation.

This information is being shared by EURAXESS and more information can be accessed on their website: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/worldwide/china/federal-ministry-education-and-research%EF%BC%8Dresearch-covid-19-wake-sars-cov-2

Posted by Mariana Marques on 26-Mar-2020 15:31

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