New impact grants available

TDR news item
12 February 2013

If you’re a researcher or health professional who wants to improve specific skills or develop in a particular area to make sure your work has impact on local health needs, TDR has new grant opportunities that could help you. These grants have been designed to address specific research capacity or knowledge aspects in low- or middle-income countries, and are flexible to meet grantee needs.

In 2013, up to 30 new grants will be awarded as part of TDR’s expanded focus on strengthening capacity in implementation research.

TDR Director John Reeder says this is building on the Programme’s strong past of strengthening research capacity, but it’s designed to be tuned to today’s needs. “We know that there are many good researchers and health professionals who need a particular type of support in a specific area to unlock their potential to contribute to their local health research priorities,” he says. “We have listened to you and have designed this grant to meet your needs.”

The grants are part of a broader range of support, such as the Career Development Fellowships, and soon to come, new small research grants to scientists in all the WHO regions.