Grants and other funding activities

TDR funds specific research projects in diseases of poverty, which cover infectious diseases and the culture and environment that contribute to these problems. We also support the development of individuals and institutions in the countries where these diseases are prevalent.

Below are the current opportunities.

Calls for grant applications or/and letters of interest

Postgraduate training grants now available

Seven universities provide Masters and PhD level degrees that focus on implementation research. Applications need to be submitted to the universities.

Consultancy to Design and Develop Online Information Resource of Product Profile Characteristics for Diseases Affecting Developing Countries

Deadline for submission of full proposals: 10 September 2016 23:59 Central European Summer Time

This Request for Proposals is to design and develop an online information resource on health product profiles for diagnostics, vaccines and treatments that are needed for diseases affecting low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The database should bring together information on relevant health product profiles, in a structured and standardized manner, for which there is no or limited incentive for research and development. This database, or so called product profile compendium, will be housed in the WHO Global Observatory on Health Research and Development (R&D).

Collaborative research on health and the environment in the South East Asian and Western Pacific Regions: Innovative socioecological strategies for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases

Submission deadline: 15 October 2016, 17:00 CET

Only applications from eligible countries in the WHO South East Asian and Western Pacific Regions can apply

This is an invitation to submit proposals to undertake transdisciplinary research on health and environment leading to the development of community-participatory strategies for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases (VBD). The proposed research project should utilize an ecosystem-based approach and explore how innovative VBD control tools and strategies can be used more effectively among vulnerable populations. The aim is to strengthen and improve the target populations’ health outcomes in the face of environmental changes (including climate change) within the complex socioecological system.

HRP/TDR/PAHO Joint Small Grants Programme for research on the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas

Submission deadline: 15 September 2016

Only applicants from eligible countries in the WHO Americas region can apply

The research proposals supported by this Call should focus on implementation/operational research, applying adequate methods within the range of quantitative and qualitative methods. The specific target priority areas for this call are listed below. A key component of each proposal should be individual and institutional research capacity strengthening.

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Research collaborations to advance social innovation in health in low- and middle- income countries, in partnership with the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI)

Submission deadline: 30 September 2016

Universities or research institutes working on or having a strong interest in engaging in social innovation to enhance health-care delivery are invited to submit collaborative proposals where two or more institutions are forming an international consortium.

This call, issued by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), is part of the recent engagement of TDR to advance social innovation in health.

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