Deadline: 1 July 2020 (letter of intent), 1 September 2020 (proposal)
Total budget: unknown
Description: this call was published on 19 March 2020. Funding is available for projects addressing the prevention, early detection, containment and investigation of the causes, impacts and management of epidemics and pandemics, taking the example of SARS-CoV-2 and other microorganisms and viruses that are pathogenic to humans. The call is primarily aimed at multidisciplinary research projects. Funding is available for individual or joint proposals in the form of individual research grants or proposal packages. Proposals will be reviewed on a comparative basis and with the participation of an international group of reviewers in accordance with the DFG's standard review processes. Applicants should aim to cooperate with international researchers. The costs associated with international cooperation can be requested as part of the project in line with the rules applicable to each country.
Only researchers based in Germany can apply; however, international partners can participate to the projects.