In October 2018, BiodivERsA launched a joint call on “Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health”, with the aim to support research projects at the nexus of biodiversity and health issues.
Supported by 15 national/regional funding organisations from 11 countries, this call included two actions, supporting two different types of research projects:
- Action A aimed at supporting collaborative research projects, gathering different research teams generating new knowledge in particular based on the production of new primary data ;
- Action B aimed at supporting research synthesis projects, gathering individuals forming a working group which perform research and answer research questions using existing data sets.
In total, 49 proposals were received and evaluated by an independent Evaluation Committee who ranked the projects.
According to this ranking, 10 top research projects have been shortlisted and proposed for funding :
- 9 for Action A and,
- 1 for Action B
This represents a total funding amount of over 11.8M€.
The 10 shortlisted projects are academically excellent projects, mobilizing a wide range of disciplines, engaging many relevant stakeholders, and addressing various pressing scientific and societal issues.
The final list of funded projects will be definitely known and published upon national / regional decisions by BiodivERsA partners, in October 2019.