Research activities

We fund research designed to find innovative ways to develop new drugs, barriers to the insects and worms that carry the parasites, diagnostics and other tools against infectious diseases in developing countries. We also look for new ways to distribute and increase access to these tools. Work led by researchers from disease endemic countries is always one of our top considerations.

Calls for grant applications or/and letters of interest


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: 6 August 2015, 17:00 CET (extended)

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.

TDR scientists list

TDR alumni