The aim of the ‘de Vos Vector Borne Diseases Fund’ is to gain knowledge about vector borne diseases through research at Wageningen University and Research.
The impact of your donation
Your donation enables the fund to give financial support to scientific research and education into the control of challenging vector borne diseases. Vectors consist of a diverse range of mammals and insects that can transmit a disease to other animals or humans. This financial support is of great importance as little knowledge on this subject is available.
Since 2015 five research projects have been supported covering various aspects of vector borne diseases. Examples are research on flying patterns of mosquitoes in order to develop more efficient mosquito traps and research on increasing the efficiency of anti-malaria measures by taking community-based actions.
Call for proposals
The submission of proposals for the May 2020 round is closed. Publication will take place on June 2, 2020.
The content of the next call for proposals will be announced in July 2021.
- Dhr. C.M. (Clemens) de Vos
- Prof. dr. ir. M.C.M. (Mart) de Jong - Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology, Wageningen University
- Dr. C.J.M. (Sander) Koenraadt - Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University
- Dr. W.F. (Fred) de Boer - Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University