Small Grants for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Small Grants for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Deadline: 1 August 2016
Open to: health care workers and researchers, including institutions in regional, national tropical/communicable disease control programs embedded within ministries of health
Grants:
 USD 10,000–15,000 per grant

Description

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is currently inviting applications for its Joint EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty.

The goal of the TDR strategy is to foster research on infectious diseases of poverty that lead to health improvement, strengthen the research capacity of the individuals and institutions in developing countries, and develop implementation strategies and solutions that respond to the health needs of these countries. It also aims at translating research results into policy and practice by improving health and promoting the engagement of individuals and communities in using research evidence to reduce the disease burden in their respective countries.

This call supports evidence generated from local research for the prevention and control of tropical diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region countries and takes into account the outcomes of 2 activities at the Regional Office: “Integrating Research in Shaping the Future of Health in the Region” (February 2014); “Regional Health Research Prioritization” (February 2016) as well as  programme priorities identified by WHO regional technical programmes.

Eligibility

  • Health care workers and researchers are eligible to apply for this grant, including institutions in regional, national tropical/communicable disease control programs embedded within ministries of health, academic institutions, research institutes; non-governmental organizations (including professional societies and civil service organizations involved in tropical disease research activities);
  • Applications that involve researchers from different institutions, especially from more than one country in the region, are strongly encouraged;
  • Applications from qualified young researchers, female researchers and under-represented countries are also strongly encouraged.

Grant

  • USD 10,000–15,000 per grant. Co-funding from domestic or other sources is encouraged;
  • Study duration: 1 September 2016–31 August 2017.

How to apply?

The completed application form should be signed by all investigators and submitted by e-mail to: Coordinator, Research Development and Innovation and TDR Focal Point, WHO Regional Office at: emrgotdr@who.int latest by 1 August 2016.

For more information, please visit the official website.

 

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