IDRC - Global call for research proposals: Innovations in livestock vaccines


International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund is also supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Affairs Canada


Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund

For More Information

For more details, please see the documents below.

All enquiries should be received on or before 17:00 ETD on September 2, 2016 in order to receive a response prior to the deadline date.

Any enquiries which affect all applicants received on or before the above-mentioned deadline will be posted on the LVIF website FAQs link with the Fund’s responses to those inquiries, without revealing the source of the inquiries.


UPDATE - August 9, 2016: Indirect Costs rate has been corrected.

This call aims to support the use of the latest cutting-edge innovations to accelerate the development of new vaccines against livestock diseases.

The call seeks proposals that are adopting highly innovative biotechnologies to generate rapid vaccine development and testing platforms. Innovations proposed for the research will significantly accelerate the Research and Development (R&D) of vaccines for livestock smallholders.


This call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations from academia, private sector and research institutes from around the world. 

Other eligibility requirements:

The proposed research focuses on vaccine development for one or more of the eligible livestock diseases of the LVIF as specified in Annex 1.

Funding Availability

Up to eight (8) research projects of up to a maximum of CA$ 1,500,000 each.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

24 months 

Special Notes

Applicant organizations will be pre-qualified based on the criteria outlined in the Prospectus and supporting application documents. Successful applicant organizations will be expected to oversee and deliver capacity-strengthening activities that correspond to the initiative's objectives. These objectives will be achieved through various activities such as customized regional training courses and workshops, regional forums, online training, individualized on-site coaching, and collaborative research.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through an online application system by September 12, 2016 at 12:00pm ETD. Proposals received after the submission deadline WILL NOT be considered.


Please visit to access the online application system and all the documents related to this Call.


Applications can be submitted in either English or French.

Additional Documentation for Application

  • Application form (note: applications must be submitted online)
  • Guidelines for acceptable project expenditures
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Upon receiving approval from the Associate VP Research Services, applicants will submit their online application via IDRC’s grant application site

For Questions, please contact

All additional questions should be addressed to

Office of Research

Katie Meyer Beck, Director, Research Support Services
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54059

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