Zika virus outbreak - Pre-publication of call for proposals


In answer to the Zika virus outbreak recently highlighted by the WHO as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the European Commission announced a Pre-publication of a call for proposals. The draft topic is being pre-published, pending adoption of the Commission Decision by the College of Commissioners.

The call is expected to be officially published on 15 March 2016 with a planed deadline for submission of proposals on 28 April 2016. In order to further aid this process, the European Commission will publish the FAQ in the coming days and is also organising a webinar on 16 February at 14:00 CET. At this webinar the EC officials will brief researchers and other interested parties on the scope and specifications of the call, and will answer a number of questions.

Link to join the webinar

Link to more information and pre-published call text