Call for Applications: Vet-LIRN Network Capacity-Building Projects

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce to the University community that the Food and Drug Administration, through the Center for Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for its Vet-LIRN network capacity-building projects call.

This supports enhanced human and animal food safety by strengthening the capacity, collaboration and integration of food-safety laboratories and networks, thereby facilitating an effective and coordinated response to future human and animal food safety issues. Supported research and other related activities should support:

  • short term surveillance efforts;
  • training, quality assurance processes, proficiency evaluations and data sharing to support national capacity and capability development;
  • the identification and adoption of emerging technologies, and the harmonisation of analytical methods used by new equipment platforms;
  • method development and validation projects;
  • the purchase of equipment needed for testing or developing tests for food or feed-related samples;
  • emergency surge capacity testing during large-scale animal feed emergency events requiring testing of implicated diagnostic or animal food samples;
  • travel to network meetings to provide information to FDA on network projects.


US and foreign for-profit and non-profit organisations and public and private organisations may apply.


Up to 20 awards are anticipated, each worth up to USD 225,000 per year. The maximum project duration is five years, however, most projects are expected to be one year.

Ref: PAR-18-604.

Closing date: Applications are due 11.59pm ET on 13 Jul 20

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Kindly contact the pre-and post-award services team through the e-mail address below for support in responding to this application: orid-paw@ug.edu.gh