The MVNA opened the next Short-Term Mission (STM) call and Workshop (WS) call on 10th of December 2019.


The STMs provide funding for scientists from Med-Vet-Net Association institutes to visit other member institutes to undertake specific projects/training that will benefit the applicant’s career development and knowledgebase at their home institute.


The WSs provide funding for scientists from Med-Vet-Net Association institutes to organize workshops related to key Med-Vet-Net Assocation priority areas.

The information about the STM and WS call can be found here.

Please note that only Med-Vet-Net Association members are eligible to apply for STM and WS funding.


The application form for STM or WS can be found here.


The deadline to send in applications is 27th of January 2020.

The second STM report has been evaluated from the 2019-2020 call. Thibault Le Gratiet from ANSES Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort visited Fabrizio Anniballi, Concetta Scalfaro and Bruna Auricchio from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Rome in Italy from 23rd of September till the 1st of October 2019 to learn 'Skills transfer regarding Multi Loci VNTR analysis, High resolution melting analysis and Whole Genome Sequencing analysis of Group III Clostridium botulinum' .

Eight of the nine Short Term Missions awarded in 2018 have been completed. Read their summary reports here

MVNA has received three reports from four workshops awarded in 2018. Read their summary reports  here.



The Med-Vet-Net Association is now offering travel grants to early career scientists and PhD students from Med-Vet-Net institutes for attendance at relevant conferences.

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Received travel grants:

Liam Burke from the Antimicrobial resistance and microbial ecology (ARME) group, NUI Galway, Ireland obtained a travel grant to attend the 13th European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE 2019) from 27-29th November. 

Find his report here



Miriam Maas from the National institute for public health and the environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands obtained a travel grant to attend the 11th International Conference on Hantaviruses (ICH) in Leuven, Belgium from 1-4 september 2019.