Aim: National Sciences Foundation will be announcing Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases 2019 solicitation later this year. UKRI funders (BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, NERC and MRC) are keen that mathematical and social sciences (broadly interpreted) should be fully involved in UK proposals seeking to better understand the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and have asked ICMS and the Newton Institute to coordinate a meeting with practitioners and theorists (including biologists, social scientists, ecologists, mathematicians, infectious disease scientists [plants, animals, humans and the environment], clinicians and veterinarians from the UK, China, Israel and the US) to develop partnerships that would work together to develop transdisciplinary proposals for the next EEID solicitation. The call is expected to close in November, hence the short notice.
Participants: The meeting will involve up to 80 participants. There will be a call for participants from all the relevant communities in early May and the selected UK participants will receive funding to attend.
More details will be available soon.