|Location||Germany - Bonn|
|Start Date||Jul 1, 2020|
|End Date||Sep 1, 2020|
|Event Type||Grant & Award|
|Subject Area||Safety - Social issues Nanomedicine - Pharmaceutics Social sciences|
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is issuing a call for a multidisciplinary funding initiative. Funding is available for projects addressing the prevention, early detection, containment and investigation of the causes, impacts and management of epidemics and pandemics, taking the example of SARS-CoV-2 and other microorganisms and viruses that are pathogenic to humans.
This includes, for example, the investigation of:
- The challenges and effects of an epidemic or pandemic and of measures taken for healthcare systems;
- Psychological, social and cultural factors in the emergence, spread and treatment of epidemics and pandemics and the legal and ethical implications;
- The impacts on global and regional economic development, production and value creation chains, logistics, transport and communication;
- Fundamental biological and medical aspects of a pathogen and the associated symptoms, as well as therapeutic methods or preventive measures in combination with one or more of the above topic areas.