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.
Calls for grant applications
Call for applications: 2014 Impact grants
Submission deadline 30 May 2014
This grant scheme is designed to strengthen capacity for health research that will have an impact on the control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis or malaria. This call is primarily to support acquisition of skills for research that addresses implementation bottlenecks, identifies optimal approaches for real life settings, and promotes the uptake of research findings. The goal is improved health care and its delivery.
Call for implementation research
Submission deadline: 30 May 2014
Grant funding: up to US$ 15 000
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
Submission deadline: 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)
An initial screening for eligibility has been completed and applications not selected for the second step of the review process were notified 24 February 2014. Results from the second (technical) review will be communicated to applicants NOT selected for the final (external) review on 24 March 2014. The final communication on the selection process (applications recommended or NOT recommended for funding) will be sent to the remaining applicants 28 April 2014.
Applicants are encouraged to regularly visit this page for the latest information, since timelines may change.