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Apply: Hendra virus research funding


25 October 2011

The Queensland, New South Wales and Australian governments have launched a $2 million Open Funding Program for research leading to strategies to minimise the impact of Hendra virus.

Scientists, academics and universities within Australia and overseas are invited to submit preliminary research proposals to the National Hendra Virus Research Program.

Preliminary research proposals should align to one of three Hendra virus research priorities:

  1. Capacity to predict periods of high risk for Hendra virus transmission from flying foxes to horses - understanding Hendra virus ecology and modelling Hendra virus risk.
  2. Improved strategies to prevent transmission of Hendra virus from flying foxes to horses, from horses to humans, from horses to horses, and potentially to other susceptible species. Research areas could include:
    1. horse-flying fox interactions
    2. horse and property management
    3. factors influencing risk awareness and adoption of risk mitigation strategies.
  3. Capacity to detect and respond effectively to Hendra virus incidents in horses, humans and potentially other susceptible species.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Luda Kuchieva

Internal closing date: Proposals should be completed in Clarity by COB 28 October 2011.

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Contact: Luda Kuchieva

Phone: 8627 8106

Email: 4718032d662433133d39354f04141535163c3d1d1a4a2647653437