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Platform technologies to enable rapid vaccine development for epidemic prone infections

CEPI is pleased to announce its second funding opportunity for the development of vaccines against epidemic infectious diseases. In this two-step call, CEPI invites proposals for vaccine platform technologies that enable rapid vaccine development, rapid scale up and reduce time to immunity for reactive use in outbreaks of novel or previously unrecognised viruses.

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17.10.2017 16:00 CEST


20.10.2017: The call for proposals is closed, but will reopen today for technical purposes. Any new applications will not be registered.

To access the application form, please choose "Other support" above.

Please note that the deadline is absolute and final. It is not possible to submit a grant application after the deadline has expired, nor is it possible to update an application or provide any additional information. It is possible to update and re-submit grant proposals as many times as needed up to the expiry of the deadline. The most recently submitted version of the grant application will be used as the basis for review.

If you have any unsolved queries about the application form on October 17th you can call the Research Council hotline between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CEST on +47 22 03 72 00.



Guidelines and important considerations relevant to all types of applications in this call for proposals:

This first step of the call for proposals is a request for submission of preliminary proposals. The second step is an invitation of shortlisted/selected applicants to submit full proposals.

Please read The CEPI Call for Proposals PDF - 272 KB carefully, as this document contains the binding text that sets grounds for eligibility, evaluation, and  decisions concerning all applicants applying to this CfP.


Please use the CEPI specific Guidelines for online application for instructions on how to create your application using the my RCN portal PDF - 815 KB .

In case of questions in relation to the electronic submission system, access to proposal form templates, or any other issue related to this CfP, please contact The CEPI secretariat will address your questions within the shortest possible timeframe. CEPI will publish a Frequently Asked Questions document after compiling answers to questions from applicants.

All communication of information and documents related to this call for proposals must be conducted in English.

No costs incurred by the applicants will be covered for the development and submission of proposals or for contractual negotiations.

In the budget fields, all costs are to be given in US dollars (regardless of NOK labelling), to the value 1000 USD = 1.

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