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Transnational joint call for proposals on human infectious diseases through the ERA-NET Infect-ERA

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

Download the list of selected projects below.

The ANR is associated to the ERA-NET Infect-ERA to launch a first transnational call for funding research on human infectious diseases. This programme is a continuation of ERA-NET PathoGenoMics.

Eleven countries are participating to this call for proposals: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Sweden.

Through this call, Infect-ERA aims to fund transnational and translational research, bringing together basic, applied and technology-driven research approaches of a broad variety of research topics regarding human infectious diseases. The call will enable multinational, collaborative research projects that address a specific topic of human infectious disease research.

Transnational research proposals must address at least one of the following areas, which are equal in relevance for this call:

  1. application of novel approaches and technologies such as metagenomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics to address infection biology as a whole regardless of the pathogen (bacteria, virus, fungi, uni-cellular protozoa);
  2. integration of new approaches to understand the effect of the pathogen upon infection and to develop biomarkers, preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis are not in the scope of the call.

Each project proposal (pre- and full proposal) must involve a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of six (6) partners from at least three (3) participating countries. They should favourably include participants from academia and clinics and/or industry. Non-funded project partners can be part of the consortia if they secure their own funding and if their expertise is indispensable for reaching the objectives. However, the consortia should consist in a majority of partners from countries participating in this call and the maximum number of six participants may not be exceeded.

Funding will be awarded for a maximum of three years. The ANR will fund only the French partners in the selected projects.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

This call will be managed by the Infect-ERA call office, which is based in J├╝lich, Germany.

Submissions of proposals will be in two steps. All proposals should be submitted online via the submission website before the respective deadlines (pre-proposals April 19th, 2013, 17:00 CEST; full proposals August 2nd, 2013, 17:00 CEST). Only invited pre-proposals will be accepted for full proposal submission.

Each French partner of the selected projects will sign a grant agreement with the ANR. Therefore, he/she will adhere to the methods stipulated in the "Regulations relative to the means of allocation of ANR funds", which may be consulted on the ANR website by clicking here.

ANR contact details and more information on this programme can be found on the webpage dedicated to the Infect-ERA programme.

Infect-ERA Call Office

Dr. B├╝lent Gen├žDr. Henrike Knizia

Project Management J├╝lich

Division Biological Innovation and Economy (BIO)
Forschungszentrum J├╝lich GmbH
52425 J├╝lich, Germany

Project Management J├╝lich
Division Biological Innovation and Economy (BIO)
Forschungszentrum J├╝lich GmbH
52425 J├╝lich, Germany
phone: +49 2461 61-5265
fax: +49 2461 61-9070
phone: +49 2461 61-9758
fax: +49 2461 61-9070



Release date of the call: Monday 11 March 2013

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: Friday 19 April 2013 17:00

Deadline for submission of proposals: Friday 2 August 2013 17:00