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international research project BMZ/ BMU

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The German Research Platform for Zoonoses and the "International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade" are launching a joint project call. The thematic focus is on the emergence and spread of zoonotic pathogens at the human-wildlife interface.

Various research projects dealing with zoonotic pathogens can be applied for via the Zoonoses Platform. The funding includes pilot and cross-sectional projects as well as interdisciplinary PhD projects. In a joint call for proposals with the "International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade" initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), funding for an international research project is now possible for the first time.

The occurrence of zoonotic diseases is an important health risk associated with contact with wildlife, e.g. during extraction, trade and consumption. The call for projects therefore focuses on scientific questions on the emergence of zoonotic pathogens at the interfaces between humans and wildlife.

Funding is available for projects with a maximum duration of 24 months and a funding volume of  200,000 Euros. For the first time, foreign project partners can also be funded through this project format. All members of the Zoonoses Platform are eligible to apply. All further details can be found in the guidelines.

The deadline for submission of a 2-page project outline is September 10th, 2021.

We look forward to receiving your research proposals. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Dana Thal ( or Dr. Friederike Jansen (

Template Project Outline

Guidelines International Research Project