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NEW! Visit the brand new FUNDING PORTAL - with links to the funding pages of major global health funders from around the world.
Grants for Global Health Research
- Added 11/01/2016
Fogarty - Planning grant for emerging epidemic virus research training for West African Countries with Widespread Transmission of Ebola
This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications from U.S. or African research institutions to plan research training and capacity building programs focused on emerging viral epidemics in collaboration with institutions in Guinea, Liberia, and/or Sierra Leone. The application should propose a collaborative planning process to develop training approaches that will create sustainable research capacity for the early identification, transmission prediction, testing of public health responses, and assessing and addressing long term health sequelae related to emerging viral diseases that have the potential for regional and global pandemics. Deadline Deb 24 2016. For more info click here.
Fogarty Global Injury and Trauma Research Training Program
The overall objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to strengthen injury and trauma research capacity at academic institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through support for research training programs. Deadline Feb 24 2016. For more info click here.
EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
The purpose of this Joint Call for Proposals is to support researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to acquire specific skills in clinical research and development through placements in pharmaceutical companies, product development partnerships (PDPs) and research institutions. Budget 3million EUR, close date 28 January 2016. For more details click here.
EDCTP Regional Networks. The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding for actions that aim to support regional networking in sub-Saharan Africa and with Europe in order to build and strengthen regional, national, institutional and individual capacities to conduct clinical trials in line with the International Conference on Harmonization guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP). Budget 12million EUR, deadline 18 Feb 2016. For more details click here.
EDCTP Career Development Fellowships. The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support junior to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) to train and develop their clinical research skills. Budget 1.5million EUR, deadline 4 Feb 2016. For more info click here.
- Added 07/11/2015
Improved treatment and clinical management of poverty-related diseases
The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to projects that aim to evaluate new or significantly improved drugs or drug regimens in humans or to optimise the efficacy and use of existing therapeutics for any of the PRDs, including co-infections of PRDs. Maximum funding: 15m EUROs, close date 15 October 2015.
For more details, please click here.
EDCTP: Strategic Actions supporting large-scale clinical trials
The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support distinct strategic actions (clinical research activities) which are part of a large-scale clinical trial that has the potential to achieve rapid advances in the clinical development of new or improved medical interventions against PRDs. Such large-scale clinical trials are often expensive and may require clinical research in different countries or on different continents, including outside of Europe and Africa.
For more details, please click here.
WHO-TDR Post graduate training support available
TDR supports 7 universities from low- and middle-income countries to provide PhD and Masters degrees focused on implementation research in malaria, TB and neglected tropical diseases to improve health in those regions. There are 3 universities in Africa, 2 in Asia, and 1 each in Latin America and the Middle Eastern region. Each university serves students from their region.
For more details, please click here.
WHO/TDR - Call for Applications - To organise a workshop exploring the topic of surveillance of insecticide resistance and alternative methods of vector control
WHO/TDR are calling for collaborative applications from institutions working on the surveillance of insecticide resistance and the development of innovative methods of vector control for emerging arboviruses to organise a workshop exporing these issues with the aim of developing an international network on surveillance and vector control. One multi-country proposal will be selected and will receive funding for one year up to a maximum of US$ 200 000.
For more details, please click here.
The NRF is a South African entity which incorporates the functions of research funding agencies that were previously servicing various sections of the research community. As such there are often calls for research funding opportunities across various research areas and hence is worth visiting. The most recently launched call which may be of interest to network users is:
A collaborative call for research scientists in India and South Africa.
For more details, please click here. Closing date 30th October 2015
TDR Opportunity: New funding to increase capacity for Ebola outbreak research
A new call for proposals to increase research capacity is now available from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), TDR and the UK Medical Research Council (MRC-UK).
The call is intended to support projects that will develop and strengthen research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa to conduct high quality health research during infectious disease emergencies such as the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa.
Funding covers capacity development at the regional, national, institutional or staff level, and supports activities such as training for clinical trials and operational or implementation research, generating evidence on how to introduce and test new tools or treatments during outbreaks of EVD or other emerging infectious diseases, as well as identifying and implementing best practices to build community and national health authority support and engagement.
London School grants and scholarships
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has listed its grants and scholarships for 2015, ranging from Global Mental Health Scholarships through to Medical Statistics. For more details, please click here.
WHO TDR Lists Six New Funding Opportunities:
TDR has listed six new grant opportunities, ranging from training opportunities to safety monitoring, as follows:
- Joint call for proposals with EDCTP and the UK Medical Research Council: Research and capacity development in support of the EVD response
- Research on innovative approaches for safety monitoring of preventive chemotherapy interventions for the control of neglected tropical diseases
- 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
- Research on the vulnerability of preventive chemotherapy of helminth infections to emergence of drug resistance: Quantitation of the variability of parasite/host response to drugs
- Short-term training grants for research capacity strengthening and knowledge management (2015)
- Call for expression of interest – collaborative initiative on trial methodology for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
More information about all grants can be found on the TDR website, please click here.
Limited Competition: Fogarty HIV Research Training Programme for LMICs
Fogarty is offering support to institutions who are conducting research training programs to develop and strengthen the scientific leadership and expertise needed for HIV-related research at eligible Low-and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) institutions. The deadline is July 31st. Read more here.
International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award
This grant opportunity aims to strengthen research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through increasing the number of scientists, health professionals and relevant academics from these countries with in-depth knowledge of the ethical principles, processes and policies related to international clinical and public health research as well as the critical skills to develop research ethics education, ethical review leadership and expert consultation to researchers, their institutions, governments and international research organizations. Read more here.
UK Thailand Joint Health Research Call – MRC
The MRC, NSTDA and TRF are offering a new opportunity to support research of critical importance to the Thai population. For example, this may include understanding the cause of disease or epidemiology in the Thai population, or development or implementation of interventions for resource-poor communities. Nearly £3,000,000 is available for this call. Read more here.
Joint Call on Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa - MRC
The goal of this joint research programme is to promote collaboration between South African, African and British scientists. The call will focus on understanding Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa and will be partnered with GlaxoSmithKline and the South African Medical Research Council. The Call is specifically looking for proposals that target NCD’s of high prevalence in Africa. The focus of applications will be on translational research that will integrate basic laboratory-based research, clinical research, and population-based research, with the long-term aim of improving scientific understanding of the unique attributes of NCDs in African populations. Read more here.
UK-Philippines Join Health Research Call – MRC
The funders wish to support the development and strengthening of new and existing UK-Filipino research collaborations. The focus of this call is research into infectious diseases of relevance to the Philippines, particularly on diseases that impact the most vulnerable in society. Read more here.
Grand Challenges Explorations OPEN: $100,000 initial grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization. Submit two-page proposals online. For more information visit http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/explorations/Pages/introduction.aspx
WHO-TDR: Call for applications for a regional training centre for research on infectious diseases of poverty with a focus on intervention and implementation research in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Deadline: 15 November 2014. In line with health research needs identified by both the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) and TDR, this call is to select a regional training centre in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Regional Training Centre is expected to offer training courses aimed at building health research skills, mainly but not exclusively on intervention and implementation research. Over a two-year period, this centre should progressively integrate a package of skill-building courses into its training programmes. Read more athttp://www.who.int/tdr/grants/en/
WHO-TDR: Five calls for applications / letters of interest in collaboration for: Research on the vulnerability of preventive chemotherapy of helminth infections to emergence of drug resistance
Deadline: 30 Nov. TDR is expanding support for research on key determinants of sustained effectiveness of preventive chemotherapy for schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminths (STH), lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis: the probability, potential impact and detection of the emergence of resistance to the drugs used. http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/en/
Improving the careers of women research scientists in infectious diseases of poverty
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. http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/en/
South African MRC Capacity Development Funding Opportunity for South African Universities
Eligible Institutions can submit applications for clinical, biomedical, behavioural, basic, applied and/or translational science so as to build South Africa’s national research efforts by capacitating previously disadvantaged institutions. The deadline is 15th Oct – please see http://www.mrc.ac.za/researchdevelopment/RFAUniversities.htm for more details.
Applications invited: Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program
The overall objective of the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program is to support the development of institutions in the low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) that will serve as regional hubs for collaborative research, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development, and policy support around high priority local, national, and regional environmental and occupational health threats. Hubs are supported by two coordinated linked awards to 1) a LMIC institution for research and 2) a U.S. institution to coordinate research training. Together all regional hubs supported will form the GEOHealth Network, a platform for coordinated environmental and occupational health research and research training activities. For more information, visit: http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/environmental-occupational.aspx?utm_source=funding-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-news
Global Brain Disorders Research
Letter of intent due by December 5th. The Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research across the Lifespan program supports collaborative research and capacity building projects relevant to LMICs on brain and nervous system disorders throughout life. Grant recipients develop innovative, collaborative research programs that contribute to the long-term goal of building sustainable research capacity in nervous system function and nervous system impairment. Scientists at U.S. or upper-middle-income country institutions must partner with scientists at low-income, lower-middle-income or upper-middle-income country institutions. Visit http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/brain-disorders.aspx?utm_source=funding-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-news for more information.
Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in LMICs
Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries will support research on the development or adaptation of mobile health (mHealth) technology specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and the health-related outcomes associated with implementation of the technology. The program aims to contribute to the evidence base for the use of mobile technology to improve clinical outcomes and public health while building research capacity in LMICs and establishing research networks in this area. http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/mhealth.aspx?utm_source=funding-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-news
Major Announcement: MRC/Wellcome/DFIDJoint Global Health Trials scheme launch of fifth call for proposals
closing date 25th Sept 2014
This partnership aims to invest £20 million in the Global Health Trials Partnership to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle income countries.
Although the breadth of the scheme is deliberately wide, the collaboration particularly welcome proposals for research into chronic non-communicable diseases, in recognition of the increasing burden of these conditions in low and middle income countries. They also welcome innovative proposals which address reproductive, maternal and new born health. You can read more here: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/joint-global-health-trials-scheme-launch-of-fifth-call-for-proposals/
Data For Life Funding Opportunity
The Children's Prize has launched a new $100,000 prize called Data for Life. The Data for Life Prize invites applicants to submit a successful but under-recognized life-saving intervention for children under five that deserves more rigorous study.
Two winners will receive $50,000 each to fund meticulous, independent, year-long field studies of their chosen intervention. The results can then be used by winners to both improve the effectiveness of the intervention and to convincingly demonstrate the value of their work to potential donors and funding partners. The deadline to apply is the 6th August 2014. The application can be found on the website: www.childrensprize.org.
Sustaining Health - call for entries open
Deadline for Concept Notes: 25 July 2014
This opportunity is for interdisciplinary research proposals for pilot projects that look to address health and sustainability challenges, specifically at the nexus between health, nutrition and the environment. Interest is focused on projects relating to two sub-themes:
• the health impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures
• how to feed 9 billion
Proposals are being accepted from a broad range of disciplines and particularly cross-sector collaborations involving academic organisations, industry/business, non-governmental organisations and/or government agencies. Applicants may be based anywhere in the world.
As general guidance, awards are in the order of £250,000, exceptionally up to £500,000. Complete information: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Innovations/Awards/Sustaining-Health/index.htm
Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations
Open until May 6th, the Grand Challenges applications require a two-page application and can be on any health-related topic. Applications can be up to 100,000 USD in the first instance, with phase 2 applications up to 1000,000USD. For more information: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/ApplicationInstructions.aspx
Call for Implementation Research
WHO TDR is accepting proposals up to 15,000USD 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. For more information, visit: http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/en/.
Competitive Calls for Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa program
The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) [http://ghri.ca/] is pleased to announce two new competitive calls to improve maternal, newborn, and child health in sub-Saharan Africa. GHRI is a collaboration of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the International Development Research Centre.
Call for Proposals: Health Policy and Research Organizationshttp://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=77&utm_source=hifa2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=HPRO&utm_content=eng&utm_campaign=GHRI_Call
- Two grants of a maximum of CA$2.5 million each will be awarded (one for West Africa and one for East Africa) for a duration of 68 months.
- Deadline for Application: June 11, 2014.
Call for Letters of Intent: Implementation Research Teamshttp://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=78&utm_source=hifa2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=IRT&utm_content=eng&utm_campaign=GHRI_Call
- Approximately 20 grants of a maximum of CA$1.0 million each will be awarded for a duration of 54 months.
- Deadline for Application: May 20, 2014.
The calls are part of the GHRI new CA$36 million program to improve maternal, newborn, and child health, the Innovating for maternal and child health in Africa program. The program will focus on sub-Saharan Africa, targeting those countries with among the lowest maternal and child health indicators in the region: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, and Tanzania.
MRC South Africa – Proposals for funding for Self-Initiated Research (SIR)
These MRC grants can be for any area of health research, as long as the research is initiated be a researcher at a recognised research institution. The awards can amount to a maximum of 200,000R per year for three years, so as to support expenses such as materials, consumables, attending meetings, etc. For more information: http://www.ul.ac.za/research/application/downloads/Call%20for%20applications%20SIR-2014%20Institutions.pdf
WHO TDR Call for Applications: 2014 Impact Grants
TDR funds specific research projects in diseases of poverty, which cover infectious diseases and the culture and environment that contribute to these problems. 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. For more information, visit: http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/en/
Call for Health Research Regional Training Centre in WHO African Region
In line with health research needs identified with both the WHO African Regional Office for Africa and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), this call is for identifying a regional training centre in the WHO African region ( list of countries is available athttp://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.
Click here for the full proposal: http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/calls/RTC-AFRO-call.pdf?ua=1
Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships for Health Professionals
This scheme is intended for practising health professionals who wish to carry out research in any area within the remit of the Society and Ethics Programme, either full-time or part-time, while maintaining their work commitments. The research should address a real-life issue in the candidate’s professional practice that is relevant to the Programme. Part-time fellows will be expected to spend at least 50 per cent of their time on their research. This scheme can be used to enrol on a PhD for those who have little or no humanities or social science experience. The scheme can also be used to undertake postdoctoral research. It is particularly aimed at people who intend to pursue a long-term academic career exploring the ethical or social aspects of biomedical research or health interventions. The fellowship will enable successful candidates to pursue their social and ethical research interests in one or more appropriate departments or research facilities. For more information visit: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Society-and-ethics/funding-schemes/Research-fellowships-for-health-professionals/index.htm
NIH: Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a new initiative to support the development of cancer-relevant technologies suitable for use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Specifically, the FOA solicits applications for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging technologies into a new generation of user-friendly, low-cost devices or assays that are clinically comparable to currently used technologies for imaging, in vitro detection/diagnosis, or treatment of cancers in humans living in LMICs. For more information visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-13-015.html
NIH: Sub-Saharan African Collaborative HIV and Cancer Consortia
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote and facilitate research on HIV and cancer in Africa through collaborative efforts between investigators in United States (U.S.) and investigators in sub-Saharan African countries. The FOA solicits applications for Specialized Center Cooperative Agreements (U54) for research on HIV-associated cancers from research institutions in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Each application is required to propose between two to four research projects that address high-priority questions relevant to the African country. The proposed projects may range, as appropriate, from basic research to translational efforts as well as population and implementation studies. Clinical trials, however, will not be supported. In addition, the proposed Consortium must include two mandatory cores; an Administrative/Coordinating Core and a Mentoring/Career Development Core. Additional cores such as any technical shared resources cores may be included as appropriate for the needs of the projects. For more information visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-13-010.html
NIH: Enhancing the Capacity for Biomedical Research on Tuberculosis for HIV-infected Mothers and Children in India
Deadline 27th December 2013. Cohort Research Units have been newly established in India through collaborations between the U.S. and Indian governments, investigators, and institutions in order to develop longitudinal cohorts of TB patients and their contacts (including patients with HIV and TB co-infection) and fundamental research laboratories. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to include HIV-infected and uninfected children and pregnant women with TB exposure, infection, or disease within these recently established programs in India. Find out more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-025.html
Wellcome Trust Global Health Trials Scheme
The Wellcome Trust, the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development are committed to strengthening the evidence base for improving health in low- and middle-income countries. The scope of the scheme includes, but is not limited to, behavioural interventions, complex interventions, disease management, drugs, vaccines and hygiene and diagnostic strategies. The scheme is open to the best proposals which address any major health related problem affecting low- and middle-income countries, particularly those that affect the most vulnerable populations. Although the breadth of the scheme is deliberately wide, proposals are welcome for research into chronic non-communicable diseases, in recognition of the increasing burden of these conditions in low- and middle-income countries. The trusts also welcome innovative proposals which address reproductive, maternal and newborn health. For more information, visit: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Strategic-awards-and-initiatives/WTX059944.htm
Grand Challenges Explorations Accepting Applications of up to $100,000
Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Proposals are being accepted online until November 12, 2013 on the following topics:
* Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development
* Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, leapfrog, disrupt, reach
* Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting the Development of Interventions for Severe Diarrhea and Enteric Dysfunction
* Develop the Next Generation of Condom
* The "One Health" Concept: Bringing Together Human and Animal Health
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/explorations.
Grand Challenges India Accepting Applications
Achieving Healthy Growth through Agriculture and Nutrition, the first program launched through the Grand Challenges India partnership, is now accepting applications. This program joins others within the Grand Challenges family of grant programs supported by the Gates Foundation and its partners. It seeks a comprehensive set of approaches to 1) reduce the high incidence of low birth weight, early stunting, and wasting in Indian children less than 2 years of age and 2) prevent undernutrition in women of reproductive age and in children from 0-2 years of age. The application deadline is October 31, 2013. Details on how to apply for a grant can be found here.
PAHO/TDR Call for Regional Small Grants Proposals for Prevention and control of maternal to child transmission of Chagas disease, hepatitis, syphilis and HIV
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Special Programme for Research and Control in Tropical diseases (TDR) invite health professionals and investigators from the Region to submit research proposals addressing operational issues related to health care access for pregnant women and children, and strategies to integrate diagnostic and treatment services for Chagas diseases, hepatitis, syphilis and HIV. The principal investigators of selected proposals will be invited to a project development workshop to further develop their proposals and plans. Full information here.
International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award
The goal of this Fogarty International initiative is to increase the number of developing country scientists, health professionals and relevant academics with in-depth knowledge of the ethical considerations, concepts and applications in clinical and public health research. It is expected that new master's level training developed as part of this grant will enhance the career development of individuals from developing countries, as well as strengthen and sustain the capacity to support ethical clinical and public health research at their home institutions and countries. For more information click here.
TRND is accepting proposals for collaborative projects for Neglected Diseases
The United States National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is announcing an open opportunity to submit proposals to collaborate with the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program. The TRND program performs preclinical and early clinical development of new drugs for rare and neglected tropical diseases, and develops new technologies and paradigms to improve the efficiency of therapeutic development for these disorders. TRND seeks collaborative partnerships with academic laboratories, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Please visit the TRND website (http://www.ncats.nih.gov/trnd.html).
International Engagement Awards: the Wellcome Trust is offering awards for projects that support Wellcome Trust-funded researchers in low- and middle-income countries to, including capacity development for health research and promoting collaborations on research projects. For more information see: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Funding-schemes/International-Engagement-Awards/index.htm
Sustaining Health: The Wellcome Trust offers pilot funding for for cross-disciplinary research connecting environment, nutrition and health http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Technology-transfer/Awards/Sustaining-Health/index.html
Wellcome Trust funding for Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This scheme strengthens scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Masters degree level. http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/Public-health-and-tropical-medicine/wtd025881.htm
27/06/13 Researcher Links: funding for research workshops from the British Council - the British Council Researcher Links initiative, in partnership with various research and higher education organisations from around the world, will fund research workshops in various countries. At this stage the partner countries are (follow links to specific country web pages): Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Closing date July 14th 2013. For more information, see http://www.britishcouncil.org/science/british-council-researcher-links
25/06/13 Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health (NIH) - The purpose of the NIMH Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health is to provide support and "protected time" (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. For more information, click here.
07/06/2013 MRC FUNDING: Joint Global Health Trials scheme – launch of fourth call for proposals
The UK Department for International Development, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust are pleased to jointly announce the launch of the fourth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.
DfID, MRC and the Wellcome Trust each have a strong history of supporting research that aims to improve health in low and middle income countries. The three partner agencies share the view that in order to have maximum impact on health we need to work together to provide evidence of the best, and most appropriate interventions. Pooling resources brings the necessary funds and experience together to achieve implementable results which address health problems affecting low and middle income countries. Together we will invest up to a total of £15 million for the fourth call to be launched under the joint global health trials partnership. The costs will be shared equally between the three funders.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Calls/Jointghtrials/MRC006855
May/June 2013: Gates Foundation - Latest set of grant awards for the Grand Challenges Explorations program
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the latest set of grant awards for the Grand Challenges Explorations program. Additionally, the Gates Foundation and its partners have a number of currently open opportunities. These awards and opportunities are described below.
Grand Challenges Explorations Round 10 grants announced:
Over 50 new grants of US$100,000 each will be made to investigators from 18 countries and mark the tenth round of funding from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative seeking to lower the barriers for testing innovative ideas in global health and development. Also announced was additional funding of up to US$1 million each for four Grand Challenges Explorations projects to enable grantees to advance their work. Please read the press release at
www.grandchallenges.org/about/Newsroom/Pages/GCERound10Grants.aspx and the grant summaries at
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Gates Fellows program now recruiting:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is excited to announce the newly created Gates Fellows program. Fellows will work in close collaboration with foundation employees to support research, evaluation of strategic priorities, grant projects, and initiatives. Additionally, Fellows will have broad access to mentoring from world class leaders and opportunities to leverage the foundation¹s network. Applicants are required to have an advanced degree, such as MD, PhD, PharmD (scientific disciplines highly encouraged), or MBA with backgrounds in management consulting, investment banking, private equity or venture capital, and 7-10 years of related professional experience. Those that meet these qualifications and also have experience in global health or development are highly encouraged to apply.
We are currently recruiting a cohort of Fellows to join the foundation in fall of 2013. A detailed job description can be found at
Request for Letters of Inquiry.
Letters of inquiry for this opportunity are due June 7, 2013. Now seeking student ideas to improve dairy data:
A $7,500 innovation challenge seeks ideas from students to improve the measurement, aggregation, and sharing of data associated with smallholder farmer dairy production in developing countries. Details and application instructions are available at
Ideas must be submitted by July 11, 2013.
Thank you for your commitment to solving the world's greatest health and development challenges.
The Grand Challenges Team
Visit the site http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx
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