BactiVac Catalyst Training Awards

Catalyst funding is available to support training opportunities and exchanges, prioritising those involving LMIC members and academic/industrial partners, for the transfer of knowledge and skills in bacterial vaccinology.

Catalyst Training Award

Up to £6,000 per award is available and each training visit is expected to be up to three months in duration.

The aim of this funding scheme will be to support members to train in vaccine research & development (R&D), targeting the main preclinical to clinical area of focus for BactiVac. 

This scheme will be run up to August 2021 with calls for proposals likely to focus on:

  • Opportunities for both UK and LMIC members - bilateral exchanges supported to foster reciprocal relationships between BactiVac members
  • Addressing key skills gaps within an LMIC, academic or industrial partner's institution

Key Dates

Round two: The call for proposals for our second round of catalyst funding will open on Monday 4 February 2019, further details will be published on our website in due course and promoted via twitter. Follow us @BactiVac using the hashtag #BactiVacFunding. 

Round one: NOW CLOSED

  • Applications opened: Monday 26 February 2018
  • Applications closed: Sunday 22 April 2018
  • Notification of funding: Friday 1 June 2018
  • Funding available: From Friday 1 June 2018

How to apply
The next call for proposals will open on Monday 4 February 2019 and more information will be available on our website shortly.


Applicants will need to be members of the Network to be eligible to apply. The allocation of funding will be decided by the Network Management Oversight Board (NMOB) and findings reported at the Annual Network Meetings. 

Dates and details of future funding rounds will be published on our website and promoted via twitter. Follow us @BactiVac using the hashtag #BactiVacFunding.

Pump-priming training opportunities supported in Round 1 are highlighted in 'Funded Work'

View the Standard Application Form

Read the Training Awards Guidance Notes

Read the FAQ Guide for Training Applications

Read the Standard Terms and Conditions