i-sense announces new Exploratory funding opportunity in early warning sensing systems for influenza.


i-sense, the EPSRC IRC in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Disease are now inviting applications for their Exploratory Project funding, to support projects in the area of influenza.


i-sense have up to £500K available to fund up to 8 projects themed around an ‘Early Warning Sensing System for Influenza’.


Pandemic influenza is rated as one of the top threats to global health and a growing challenge for researchers in the UK and worldwide. This funding will give you a unique opportunity to address this global challenge through strong collaboration and become part of a national centre for research excellence.

Exploratory projects are required to be new, short (3-12 month), cross-disciplinary projects. They should involve researchers from two or more partner institutions (UCL, Imperial, LSHTM, Newcastle, Surrey, PHE) and one of the partners must be a current IRC academic.


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Key Dates:

Closing date for applications: 1st July 2014

Outcome announced: 14th July 2014

Project start date: Projects should start by 1st October 2014

Please send all applications to i-sense Administration and Communications Manager Kailey Nolan at k.nolan@ucl.ac.uk or contact i-sense Director, Professor Rachel McKendry at r.a.mckendry@ucl.ac.uk, should you need more information.