EU research funding: a mixed blessing for global health scientists

TropIKA.net

Last month, the European Union (EU) published its largest ever call
for proposals to fund research, amounting to over €6 billion
(US$7.9bn).

The funding for 2011 health research projects
draws on the €53 billion budget of the Seventh Framework Programme for
research and technological development (FP7), the EU’s chief instrument
for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013. FP7 is administered
by the European Commission, the arm of the EU responsible for developing
strategy and implementing policy.

For researchers whose focus is the infectious diseases of poverty and
health systems, there is plenty of opportunity for funding, according
to Dr Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, director of the health directorate within
the Directorate General for Research, the Commission’s research
department. For more>>

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