Round 9: BactiVac's catalyst funding for pump-priming projects

Closes: 23 June 2024

Key Dates for Round 9

  • Applications opened: 27 March 2024
  • Submission deadline: 23 June 2024 (23.59 hours UK time)
  • Notification of funding by: 20 September 2024
  • Funding available from: 01 October 2024
  • Projects must start by: 01 November 2024

Catalyst funding for pump-priming projects is available to support collaborations between BactiVac Network members in bacterial vaccinology to explore new approaches and strategies to advance their vaccines in partnership with LMICs and industry, and acquire the data to support substantive funding applications.

The catalyst funds are flexible, typically up to £50,000 and expect to provide deliverables within 6 months post-award. Projects for this round of funding must focus on pathogens with outbreak potential and priority will be given to projects that also:

  • Facilitate onward progression of bacterial vaccines along the pipeline to licensure
  • Offer robust solutions to overcome the difficult preclinical to clinical transition
  • Involve BactiVac partnerships, particularly new partnerships, with a long-term work plan
  • Include LMICs and/or industrial partners
  • Demonstrate a clear pathway to impact
  • Have realistic plans in place to demonstrate intellectual property (IP) has been considered
  • Include plans for achieving further substantive funding at the end of the project

Applicants will need to be members of the BactiVac Network to be eligible to apply. The allocation of funding will be decided by BactiVac's Network Management Oversight Board.

More Information & Apply Here