The first international Call on infectious animal diseases of the ERA-NET Cofund on International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) is now open to the invited consortia for the submission of full proposals. Thirty-four applications out of the sixty-seven received have been selected, according to the Call timeline. The deadline for full proposal submission is August 5, 2020 – 14:00 CEST.

ERA-NET ICRAD builds on the successful work of two predecessor ERA-NETs (EMIDA and ANIHWA) and the global network of animal health STAR-IDAZ under Framework Programme 7 (FP7). The main purpose of this Call, co-funded with the European Commission (EC), is to support multi-disciplinary research to improve animal health and welfare, addressing some of the key epidemic and (re)-emerging threats e.g. African Swine Fever and Animal Influenza, and developing novel detection and intervention strategies.