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EC releases €10 million for urgently needed research on the Zika virus!

18 February 2016 - 16:13

In response to the upsurge in cases of severe congenital brain malformations across Latin America, and their suspected link to Zika virus infections, the EC has released a budget of €10 million for researchers to develop diagnostics and testing potential treatments or vaccines under the Horizon2020 programme.

The draft topic is being pre-published following consultation with the Member States, and while the adoption of the Commission Decision by the College of Commissioners is still pending. The pre-published text may be modified and its publication will be subject to the final decision by the College.

When will the call officially be published?

March 15th

When is the deadline for submission of proposals?

April 28th

Where to get more information?

On the Zika research website

A FAQ will be published soon

Join the webinar on February 16th at 14:00 CET

Draft call

Interested to know more about the H2020 programme? Contact your National Contact Point for Brussels: Sarah van Haelst.