CfP2

Platform technologies to enable rapid vaccine development for epidemic prone infections

In this two-step call, CEPI asks for submission of proposals for vaccine platform technologies that enable rapid vaccine development, rapid scale up, and quick time to immunity for reactive use in outbreaks of novel or previously unrecognised viruses. Proposals can include new platforms with the potential for rapidly making a vaccine using materials generally regarded as safe (GRAS), or those compressing the time of an existing (proven) platform to make it more responsive in an unknown threat situation. During the proposed project period, we encourage developers to target the following timelines:

  1. Target a 16-week timeframe from identification of antigen to product release for clinical trials
  2. Target a 6-week timeframe from administration of first dose to achievement of clinical benefit (i.e. immune response likely to result in clinical benefit)
  3. Produce 100,000 vaccine doses within 8 weeks to impact an emerging outbreak (i.e. from Go-decision to scale-up to production, fill, finish, and release)

Timeline

  • Submission deadline for Step 1 proposals was 4 p.m. Central European Summer Time 17 October 2017 and this stage is now closed
  • The CfP-2 Step 1 review process of preliminary applications has concluded, and shortlisted candidates have been invited to submit full proposals 
  • Deadline for submission of Step 2 proposals is 3 p.m. Central European Time 27 February 2018

    Please do not submit an application if you have not been invited to Step 2 of this CfP

Application process

The CEPI secretariat is collaborating with the Research Council of Norway (RCN) by using their established online application system for submissions.

Please note that:

  • Only proposal forms and related documents submitted through this system will be considered.
  • CEPI encourages applicants to familiarise themselves with the online application portal in the weeks leading up to the deadline so applications are submitted as smoothly as possible.
  • The deadline is definite and the portal will not allow submission after the CfP deadline.

Here you can access the CEPI online application form:

CEPI online application form

Step 2

CEPI invites shortlisted applicants to submit full proposals for further review in Step 2 of this CfP. Deadline for Step 2 submissions is 3 p.m. Central European Time 27 February 2018.   

CfP-2 Call guidelines for Step 2 applications

This document describes the scope, requirements and processes for proposal submission, review, and selection for funding.

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Step 2 Guidelines for online application form

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Templates for Step 2 applicants

As part of your proposal, please complete the following templates according the guidelines above:

  • Project description template - Step 2
  • Budget template - Step 2
  • Budget narrative - Step 2
  • Milestone template - Step 2 
  • CMC template - Step 2
  • Evidence template - Step 2
  • Assessment of immune mechanisms of action - Step 2
  • Animal welfare checklist 
  • Template checklist for applications - Step 2

Please note that completed templates are mandatory submissions as part of a complete proposal.

Step 2 Project Description template

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Step 2 Budget template

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Step 2 Budget narrative

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Step 2 Budget Template instructions

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Step 2 Milestone template

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Step 2 Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) template

DOCX FORMAT - 51KB

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Step 2 Evidence template

DOCX FORMAT - 206KB

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Step 2 Assessment of immune mechanisms of action template

DOCX FORMAT - 47KB

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Animal Welfare checklist

DOCX FORMAT - 56KB

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Step 2 Template checklist for applications

DOCX FORMAT - 78KB

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Step 1

Call for proposals on platform technology

This document describes the scope, requirements and processes for proposal submission, review, and selection for funding.

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Templates for Step 1 applicants

As part of your proposal, please complete the following templates according the guidelines above:

  • Project description template - Step 1 
  • Milestone template - Step 1 
  • Budget template - Step 1

Please note that completed templates are mandatory submissions as part of a complete proposal.

Project description template - Step 1 

DOCX FORMAT - 49KB

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Milestone template - Step 1 

XLSX FORMAT - 31KB

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Budget template - Step 1

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Supporting documents

More details on policies that are part of the award conditions are available here on the CEPI website:

  • Equitable access policy, including data sharing
  • Shared risks/shared benefits policy
  • Management of intellectual property (IP)
  • Clinical trial policy
  • Cost guidance document (updated version will be available in the week of September 4th)

Step 1 FAQs 1

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Step 1 FAQs 2

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Step 2 FAQs 1

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Contact

For technical issues with the online application form please contact the Research Council of Norway, and CC CEPI.

For CfP-content related issues please contact CEPI.