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.
There are several different grant programmes planned for 2014, here’s the full list.
Below are the current opportunities.
Calls for grant applications
Call for Letters of Intent: Research on the etiological causes of serious infections in young African infants
Deadline for submission: 25 August 2014
As part of TDR’s focus on improving maternal and childhood health, research teams from African research institutions are invited to submit Letters of Interest (LoI) to undertake a prospective study to investigate the aetiologies of serious infection in young infants in rural areas of Africa. Under this call, two different research teams are expected to be selected for funding for a maximum amount of US$ 140 000 each.
Invitation for letters of interest: Improving the careers of women research scientists in infectious diseases of poverty
Submission deadline: 30 September 2014
TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases celebrates 40 years in 2014 and has a longstanding commitment to improve gender equity in health. TDR is inviting letters of interest from women scientists and research managers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs ) to develop their ideas on how to improve career development for women research scientists working in the area of infectious diseases of poverty. Letters of interest that are selected will receive funding of US$ 10 000 to develop and elaborate a full concept.
Grants currently in review
Call for implementation research
Closed: 30 June 2014
The World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), in collaboration with TDR, is accepting proposals on intervention or implementation research on factors required for improved effectiveness, efficiency and appropriate adoption of new and existing interventions and public health delivery models, including innovative approaches to engaging health professionals working on public health both in public and private sectors. Proposals may also offer innovative ways to stimulate a health systems approach and sustain community demand for and participation in major public health interventions. Research on evidence-based and feasible interventions to increase case detection and access to public health facilities can be proposed. All approaches should address key public health challenges related to such infectious diseases of poverty as tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and other emerging infectious diseases.
Call for health research regional training centre in the WHO African region
Closed: 30 June 2014
In line with health research needs identified with both the WHO African Regional Office for Africa and TDR, this call is for identifying a regional training centre in the WHO African region (list of countries is available at http://www.afro.who.int/en/countries.html). Over a two-year time period, this centre should progressively integrate a panel of skill-building courses on implementation research, ethics, good practices, project planning, management and evaluation and results dissemination in their training programs. They will also be expected to offer a train-the-trainer programme to disseminate these courses among other institutions in the region, and to organise regular training programmes where other institutions and organizations can plan to send candidates for training.
Update on implementation research training grants (closed 7 February 2014)
Eligible applications are currently undergoing external review. Applicants who have not received any notices yet should expect to receive news on whether they are selected for funding by July 2014.