TRANSVAC: European Vaccine Research and Development Infrastructure

Open Call for Vaccine Development Services

TRANSVAC is a new infrastructure project – funded by the European Commission in the context of Horizon 2020 – that aims to accelerate the development of effective vaccines urgently needed to address European and global health challenges with the ultimate goal to build an efficient and sustainable collaboration of experts and facilities to catalyse vaccine research in Europe.

TRANSVAC will offer high-quality technical services to support the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for both human and animal use. These services are not restricted to any disease in particular. Except for the few cases indicated on the website, services will be offered free of charge! Academic and non-academic research groups, SMEs and industries can apply but only to service infrastructures outside their own country.

The call for application is launched on 15 October 2017 and will remain open for the duration of the project (until April 2022) or until all services have been exhausted. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed at pre-defined cut-off dates occurring every four months. The first cut-off date is on 15 December 2017. Users of the services will be selected via an independent scientific peer review process. The selected projects will then be able to commence work within TRANSVAC shortly after notification.

For more information about the services offered by TRANSVAC, the eligibility criteria and the application process, as well as to download the application form, please visit:

If you have any specific questions, you can contact the project management team at:

Call schedule

Call Publication Date:

15 October 2017

Opening date for receipt of applications:

15 October 2017 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to TRANSVAC)

Deadline for Submission:

TRANSVAC will operate a permanent call whereby applications may be submitted at any time and will be processed at pre-defined cut-off dates.

The application cut-off date of the 1710-01 call is: 15 December 2017 at 17:00 CET.

The next cut-off dates are:

CFA number: 1710-1 1802-2 1806-3 1810-4
Application Cut-Off Date 15 Dec 2017 15 Apr 2018 15 Aug 2018 15 Dec 2018
Expected decision date 15 Feb 2018 01 Jun 2018 15 Oct 2018 15 Feb 2019

The calls for following years are expected to follow the same schedule of the cut-off dates for the rolling call being every 4 month. The rolling TRANSVAC calls will be renewed until all of the available Services have been allocated or until TRANSVAC ends. Please note that the last call of each of the TRANSVAC’s Services is individual.

Users should be ready to start using the Service as soon as possible after receiving the notification of being selected. Only in exceptional circumstances will Users be allowed to re-schedule.