IVVN awarded additional funding to support members through new opportunities and activities

06 Sep 2022

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) is delighted to have been awarded £450,000 of additional funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The GCRF supports cutting-edge research to address challenges faced by developing countries. It is part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA) and is managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Since 2017, the Network has supported a growing number of veterinary vaccinologists around the world, and we now have more than 1,700 members in 93 countries. The additional funding reflects the strategically important role the Network plays in bringing together this global community.

The additional funds will supplement the original £2.8m grant  from GCRF that has funded the Network's activities since its launch.

With this award, the IVVN will be offering members access to new events, training opportunities and funding calls. The award will also provide additional support to the African Schools Outreach Programme, which has continued to grow since its 2019 launch, and help fund our online activities.

We will be announcing more details about the first of these opportunities in the September edition of the IVVN Newsletter. If you have not yet joined the IVVN, sign up now to be kept up to date.