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  • Supporting and developing human infection challenge (HIC) studies

  • Providing pump-priming funding to develop innovative research.

  • Become a member to apply for funding, attend annual meetings and more.


The Human Infection Challenge Vaccine (HIC-Vac) Development Network is an international network of researchers who are developing human infection challenge (HIC) studies to accelerate the development of vaccines against pathogens of high global impact.

Our vision

By bringing together the brightest minds in the field, we want to speed up vaccine development and reduce the burden of some of the world's most crippling diseases by supporting human infection studies. Our goal is to foster an engaged and interactive community of international researchers to promote open sharing of knowledge and expertise, generate new ideas, support and share best practice, and form new cross-discipline collaborations.   

Our Network will support this vision by providing catalyst funding - pump-priming grants to develop early stage research ideas, and grants to enable researchers to advance their career development through training opportunities. 

Join our Network

Membership is free at all levels (Investigator, Associate and Affiliate), and allows you to apply for pump-priming grants, receive our monthly newsletter, be added to our website to connect with further members, as well as receive an invitation to our annual meeting. 




Find out about our different levels of membership and their benefits

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Funding Opportunities

Information about our pump-priming, training, and other grants

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Find out about our upcoming events and access the content of our past events

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