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Welcome to the online application process for the competitive Global Call for Research Proposals: Innovations to improve Livestock Vaccines

The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF) is an initiative developed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Affairs Canada and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. It represents a joint investment of CA$ 57 million over five years to support the development, production, and commercialization of innovative vaccines against livestock diseases (including poultry) in sub-Saharan Africa, South and South East Asia. The LVIF will work through partnerships to develop vaccines that are affordable, available, and acceptable to livestock smallholders and to facilitate their use at scale. The Fund targets key livestock diseases that have the most impact on both women and men livestock smallholders.

The second global competitive call has been designed to achieve one of the goals of the program, which is to support technological innovations to improve livestock vaccines for smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-east Asia.  

Individuals within applying teams are welcome to submit one or two applications. However, please note that there are specific eligibility and funding restrictions and applicants must familiarize themselves with these prior to submitting applications.

The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday March 22 2017 at 12:00pm EDT.

For detailed information about this call, please refer to the Call for Proposals.
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*NEW* The LVIF held a Q&A webinar in English and French on February 15th and 16th, 2017. The presentations can be downloaded here: English and French

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