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

Communications consultant for launch and deployment of TDR Global

Submission deadline: 15 April 2015

The objective of this consultancy is to develop a plan to introduce and create engagement with the new alumni and stakeholder platform called TDR Global.

Joint call for proposals with EDCTP and the UK Medical Research Council:

Research and capacity development in support of the EVD response

Deadline for submission: 18 June, 2015, 17:00 CET

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to build and strengthen regional, national, institutional and individual capacities to conduct high quality health research (e.g. clinical trials, operational and/or implementation research) during infectious disease outbreaks resulting in health emergencies.

Research on innovative approaches for safety monitoring of preventive chemotherapy interventions for the control of neglected tropical diseases

Deadline for submission: 10 April 2015

Research teams are invited to submit letters of interest for research on piloting innovative approaches for safety monitoring in the context of preventive chemotherapy and mass drug administration implemented for the control of neglected tropical diseases.

Under this call, one or two research teams are expected to be selected for funding for a maximum amount of US$ 100 000 each.

Call for selection of a consortium of institutions for the organization of two workshops to develop a regional network on surveillance, diagnostics and control of vector-borne emerging diseases in the Caribbean region

Deadline for submission: 20 April 2015, 17:00 CET

Institutions working on health systems, surveillance, diagnostics and research on emerging Vector-Borne Diseases (VBD) from the Caribbean Region are invited to submit collaborative proposals to organize and host two workshops, one on surveillance and diagnostics of emerging vector-borne diseases and one on vector research and control, both to analyse the requirements and feasibility of the implementation of a regional surveillance and research network on emerging vector-borne diseases.

Research on the vulnerability of preventive chemotherapy of helminth infections to emergence of drug resistance:


Deadline for submission: 12 April 2015, midnight, Geneva

Proposals are being accepted to quantitate the variability of parasite/host response to the drugs used to control schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, onchocerciasis or lymphatic filariasis.

Short-term training grants for research capacity strengthening and knowledge management (2015)

Submission deadline: 12 April 2015

This short-term training grant scheme is designed to help health researchers or research teams contribute more effectively to disease control through implementation research, in line with TDR’s strategy. This is the third round of the TDR grant scheme conducted in 2013 and 2014 as the IMPACT grant scheme. The focus of this round is on support for research training.

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