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.


Joint TDR/WPR Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty

Call for Applications 2016-2017

Deadline for submission: 15 March 2016

Only applicants from the WHO Western Pacific Region are eligible

The World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (WPR) and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) announce the 2016-2017 call for applications for the Joint TDR/WPR Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty.


WHO/TDR International Postdoctoral Training Scheme at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra

Deadline for submission: 28 February 2016, 18:00 GMT (extended)

Postdoctoral training is an important step in a research career and provides opportunities to develop independent research themes, innovation and mentorship soon after completion of a doctorate degree. This postdoctoral programme is designed to develop a cadre of competent researchers to address health care implementation bottlenecks, identify optimal contextual approaches and promote the uptake of research findings in relation to controlling infectious diseases of poverty. TDR in partnership with NMIMR, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, and the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service will provide postdoctoral training for nationals of Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) in implementation research; up to 6 postdoctoral fellowships are available in the first round of this scheme.

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