Jobs & Fellowships

VALIDATE Pump-Priming Grants

October 10, 2017

**Grant call round #1 now open – closes Tues 31st Oct 4pm (UK time)**

The VALIDATE network aims to promote vaccine R&D for complex intracellular pathogens, with a focus on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Leishmania spp, Burkholderia pseudomallei, and Mycobacterium leprae. Pump-priming grants are available for £20,000-50,000 via competitive application to the Network Management Board (NMB).

Projects must be scientifically excellent, and fall within the VALIDATE remit. The NMB particularly encourage projects including any of the following: cross-pathogen research, cross-discipline research, projects promoting the One Health agenda, in vivo research, collaborative projects involving LMIC researchers, new collaborations between VALIDATE members, projects including Early Career Researchers, projects with industry involvement.

Projects should run for 12 months. All awardees must agree to sharing unpublished project data via the VALIDATE portal (secure area coming in 2018) to accelerate the progression towards development of efficacious vaccines for these pathogens, and to six-monthly reports to the VALIDATE Management Team.

The first VALIDATE pump-priming grant round is now open. Please submit your application form and associated documents by 4pm on the closing date to our Network Manager ( Please read our application guidance document before drafting your application. Please send any queries about the grant call to Sam.


UK Government information on ODA strategic objectives

List of LMIC countries

Pump-priming grant call deadlines

Round 1:

Call opens: 04 October 2017

Call closes: 31 October 2017

NMB review meeting: 08 November 2017

Outcomes: by 22 November 2017


Round 2: opens August 2018

Round 3: opens April 2019