EuFMD - Fund for Applied Research
The EuFMD, under the multi-annual agreement with the European Commission (DG-SANTE), has since 2008 provided support for small applied research projects that are relevant to the technical issues that are seen as priorities of the EuFMD member states. The thematic priorities have been mainly identified at the biennial General Sessions, held in 2009, 2011 and 2013, and a specific Research fund was adopted as a component (1.5) of the 4 year Strategic Plan in April 2013. EuFMD-FAR is managed by the EuFMD Secretariat, advised by the Standing Technical Committee which acts as the Grant Review Board, and final decisions on each award are agreed by the Executive Committee at its 6 monthly meetings. EuFMD-FAR is placed under Pillar I for management purposes as the priorities for applied research identified during the 40th Session are primarily technical and economic issues affecting FMD emergency management in the member states, but applied research that supports Pillar 2 and 3 Objectives is also eligible for funding. The Plan and the associated agreement with the EC indicate that the immediate beneficiaries of research findings and outputs are the Veterinary Services of the 37 countries which are members of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD), and their associated agencies and institutions that underpin their FMD management capacity. Other countries in the European neighbourhood that border to the members, where the situation of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) creates a direct or indirect threat of introduction of the disease into one or more of the member countries of EuFMD, may be immediate beneficiaries of activities conducted to promote better management of FMD in those countries. The member states are also the final beneficiaries for the international actions to reduce the risk of FMD that are conducted through the Global FAO/OIE FMD Control Strategy and supported under the third Strategic Goal of the Action.
The Scope of the Fund, and its Management, are given here.
The Application form is given here.
The list of previous awards is given here.