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Initiative to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Africa (ISHReCA)
Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA)
Research Partnerships for Neglected Diseases of Poverty

Funding Opportunities

See the list of funding opportunites for researchers of tropical diseases at the Global Health Library:
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08 Sept 2011

Postdoctoral Training Programme at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon

Legon, Ghana with funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has instituted a Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, to train future research leaders who will contribute to infectious diseases control efforts. The program seeks to train young African scientists towards building a critical mass for control of poverty-related diseases, equip them to compete effectively for international funding for research work in Africa, offer them international exposure, and facilitate their networking and collaboration with other institutions.
Deadline: 30 September 2011
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12 Apr 2011

Call for Proposals for Junior Fellowships

The European Foundations Initiative for African Research into Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD) is a response from five European Foundations – Cariplo, Gulbenkian, Merieux, Nuffield and Volkswagen – to tackling the ill health and impoverishment caused by a group of 17 infectious diseases. The EFINTD Fellowship Programme aims to build up a cadre of African researchers in the field, strengthening African research institutions in the process. It fosters the development of translational or operational research into NTDs in Sub-Saharan Africa that is locally originated and locally led.
Deadline: 30 June 2011
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27 Oct 2010

Ecohealth, International Development Research Centre

The Ecohealth programme supports applied research and research capacity building activities in developing regions. Uptake and use of research findings are a priority. Ecohealth will now focus on three main areas: ecohealth research organizations in developing regions; projects on how environmental and socioeconomic changes affect emerging and re-emerging diseases; and research on the links between health improvements and better agricultural practices. Funding opportunites in Francais Funding opportunites in Español
Funding opportunities in English.

30 Aug 2010

ISID and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) jointly sponsor the SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program.

The purpose of this Fellowship Program is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries through multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training at select biomedical institutions in Switzerland. The objectives of the Fellowship Program are: to train promising young physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries for clinical and research positions in infectious diseases; to foster partnerships between Fellows and infectious disease leaders in Switzerland; to increase scientific research capacity in low income/high disease burden countries.
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10 Aug 2010

TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowships - Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) invites researchers from developing countries to apply for a 12-month career development fellowship on Clinical Research & Development.
Deadline: 3 October 2010
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22 July 2010

Joint Small Grants Programme for Operational Research in Communicable Diseases

The Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), invites applications for the Joint Small Grants Programme for Operational Research in Communicable Diseases. The programme is co-funded by the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office and TDR. Objectives of the Small Grants Programme are: To facilitate and strengthen control-oriented operational research in selected communicable diseases; and To strengthen the research capacity of key individuals and institutions in countries of the Western Pacific Region. In line with the above objectives, WPRO currently prioritizes research proposals which: Focus on operational research issues addressing programmatic gaps.
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06 July 2010

Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) Research Grant Program

The programme aims to assist in the development of new tools and measures to eliminate malaria in the Asia Pacific Region. In this inaugural founding round, grants will focus on the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax. Proposals for short-term operational research or a scientific evaluation of an existing programme can be submitted from individuals or organisations from the ten APMEN countries: Bhutan, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, and Vanuatu. These grants will also strengthen the exchanges and lesson sharing between APMEN countries and partner institutions in the region and are made possible with support from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
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23 June 2010

Call for Centres of Excellence in Health Innovation In Africa

The African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI), African institutions are invited to apply for recognition as a Centre of Excellence, with the opportunity to become future ANDI centres for health innovation and further capacity development in Africa. These centres will be expected to participate in the implementation of ANDI projects which will be linked to capacity building as well as stimulation of intra-African collaboration and networking.
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21 June 2010

Call for Letters of Intent: Grants Programme for Implementation Research

WHO (The Alliance HPSR, TDR, HRP, and CAH) is pleased to announce the Call for Letters of intents of the Grants Programme related to the Implementation Research Platform for the years 2010-2011. Through this call, we are inviting letters of intent for conducting implementation research studies that would assist the scaling-up of health interventions to accelerate progress on MDGs 4, 5 and 6, and promote sustainability in the strengthening of health systems.
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19 May 2010

Workshop on grant writing South-South Initiative for Infectious Diseases of Poverty

The SSI coordination team is pleased to invite submission of Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the preparation of collaborative research proposals and career development proposals related to infectious diseases of poverty in DECs. The deadline for submission of LOIs is June 30, 2010.
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06 May 2010

MRC/DfID African Research Leader scheme

The MRC/DfID African Research Leader scheme is a highly prestigious award, jointly funded by the MRC and the UK's Department for International Development (DfID), for non-clinical and clinical researchers of exceptional ability. The aim of the scheme is to strengthen research leadership and capacity across sub-Saharan Africa by attracting and retaining researchers of high ability.
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22 Apr 2010

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 5

Round 5 of Grand Challenges Explorations is officially underway. The Gates Foundation has announced the topics for the next round of applications. The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization - colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
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08 Apr 2010

The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)

The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) to announce its upcoming Management short courses and Workshops for May 2010. All the courses are going to be held on the same dates at ICD centre in Windhoek – Namibia. The short courses are focused on enhancing the capacities and productivity of staff in line with institutional objectives. At ICD we provide professional dedicated knowledge transfer.
Visit: http://www.icdtraining.com/

07 Apr 2010

First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR)

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are pleased to announce the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) - Science to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage.
Deadline: 30 April 2010
Visit: http://www.hsr-symposium.org/

07 Apr 2010

Calling Young Researchers

The First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research together with the Global Forum for Health Research and The Lancet announce an essay competition for the under-30s on the theme Health systems research: towards universal coverage
Deadline: 17 May 2010
Visit: http://www.hsr-symposium.org/index.php/young-researchers-call

07 Apr 2010

Course: Mixed Methods in International Health Research

Mixed methods research represents an opportunity to build on the specific strengths of quantitative and qualitative research methods to foster synergies between the two which may allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the problems at stake.
A complete description and application process can be found at: http://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Mixed-Methods.114902.0.html

05 Feb 2010

TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowships - Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) invites researchers from developing countries to apply for a 12-month career development fellowship on Clinical Research & Development.
Deadline: 6 April 2010
Visit: http://apps.who.int/tdr/svc/grants/calls/clinical-research-development-fellowships-en

05 Feb 2010

Medicinal chemistry and Drug Metabolism/Pharmacokinetics partners to support lead discovery for infectious tropical diseases

Academic and research institutions, biotech and pharmaceutical companies possessing processes and capabilities in medicinal chemistry, drug metabolism and/or pharmacokinetics are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 31 March 2010
Visit: http://apps.who.int/tdr/svc/grants/calls/medicinal-chemistry-drug-metabolism-partners

18 Dec 2009

EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Courses

Organizers may apply for funding to invite leading researchers from our member states for Lecture Courses to be held in participating institutes.
Apply for funds by 1 February 2010:
Visit: http://lnk.nu/embo.org/13t0.html

18 Dec 2009

EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Series

Organizers may select from the EMBO community of respected researchers - EMBO Members and EMBO Young Investigators - to visit participating institutes to present their research.
Find out more and apply at any time:
Visit: http://lnk.nu/embo.org/13t1.html
Search for a speaker: http://lnk.nu/embo.org/13t2.html

18 Dec 2009

EMBO Global Exchange European Lecture Series

Apply for funding to bring leading scientists from participating institutes to travel and present their research at top institutes in Europe.
Apply at any time:
Visit: Visit: http://lnk.nu/embo.org/13t3.html

21 Oct 2009

Re-entry Grants for DEC Investigators 2010

Request for Applications
Deadline: 15 January 2010
Please visit the following URL for comprehensive application guidelines: http://apps.who.int/tdr/svc/grants/calls/grants-dec-investigators-2010

21 Oct 2009

TDR OPPORTUNITIES: Vacancy Notice No: HQ/09/HQ/IER/FT666

Title: Scientist
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term appointment
Duration of contract: 2 years
Deadline for application: 28 October 2009
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
A complete description and application process can be found at; http://lnk.nu/erecruit.who.int/11n0.asp

21 Oct 2009

TDR OPPORTUNITIES: Vacancy Notice No: HQ/09/HQ/TDR/TA237

Title: Scientist
Grade: P5
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract: 12 months
Deadline for application: 6 November 2009
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
A complete description and application process can be found at; http://lnk.nu/erecruit.who.int/11qe.asp

24 Sep 2009

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 4

Round 4 of Grand Challenges Explorations is officially underway. The Gates Foundation has announced the topics for the next round of applications, including a call for new contraceptive technologies
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04 Sep 2009

TDR Career Development Fellowship on project management of tropical diseases research

TDR and WPRO invite nationals from the WPR to apply for a 12-24 month CDF on project management of Tropical Diseases Research.
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31 Aug 2009

First Latin American Biosafety training course in relation to genetically modified vectors for disease control

Sponsored by WHO-TDR and organized by the PECET, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
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31 Aug 2009

Second training course on laboratory biosafety & biosecurity aspects in relation to Genetically Modified Vectors (GMV) for disease control

Sponsored by: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR); Organized by: WHO/HQ Health Security and Environment; Hosted by: Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Chinna Chokkikulam, Madurai, India
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18 Aug 2009

Conduct household surveys in Malawi

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to improve prompt access to effective antimalarial treatment by children living in underserved areas.
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03 Aug 2009

EU-African Union Scientific Partnership: €63 million to support research for Africa

The European Commission launched a call for proposals entirely dedicated to research for Africa.
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20 Jul 2009

Second African biosafety training course related to potential release of genetically modified disease vectors

Hosted by Faculty of Science and Techniques, University of Bamako, Mali.
To create a pool of regional scientists well-trained in the assessment and management of bio-safety related to the implementation of genetically modified disease vectors for the control of vector-borne diseases in Africa.
All applications must be received by 22 August 2009
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13 Jul 2009

Grants for Regional Training Centres in Health Research

Strengthening capacity for health research in disease endemic countries
TDR is inviting academic and research institutions in disease endemic countries to apply for grant to become Regional Training Centres (RTCs).
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13 Jul 2009

Leadership Development Fellowship Programme (post-doctoral training)

Strengthening leadership for health research in disease endemic countries
TDR is inviting applications from individuals at post-doctoral level who wish to apply for a leadership training fellowship as part of TDR's Leadership Development Fellowship Programme.
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12 Mar 2009

Postdoctoral and PhD Fellowships for African Scientists: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

As part of a collaborative research programme examining malaria transmission and immunity in highland Kenya, the University of Minnesota, USA has announced training opportunities for one postdoctoral fellow (epidemiology) and two PhD students (one each epidemiology and biostatistics).
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05 Mar 2009

Ten (10) Clinical Research & Development Fellowships: supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) invites researchers, living and working in the developing countries, to apply for one of ten 12-month career development fellowships on Clinical Research & Development at selected pharmaceutical companies and related institutions globally.
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22 Oct 2008

Supporting evidence-based policy making

A joint call for proposals is focused on low-income countries and is intended to build capacity to strengthen links between research and policy making.
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31 Jul 2008

14 PhD Studentships to tackle Malaria

Applications are invited for 14 new PhD studentships under a EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) called InterMalTraining,
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08 Jul 2008

Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences

A comprehensive compilation of international funding opportunities in biomedical and behavioural research is available from the Fogarty International Center.
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10 Jul 2008

Gates Foundation invites grant proposals for ‘bold, unconventional ideas to fight infectious diseases’

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new US$100 million initiative — the Grand Challenges Explorations.
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10 Jul 2008

Strengthing research capacities in Africa

Together with other European foundations, Fondation Mérieux will promote research on neglected tropical diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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10 Jul 2008

Engaging with global health

New funding opportunity from the Wellcome Trust aims to engage the public with global health research.
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30 Jun 2008

European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership approves Euro 80 million for research into prevention of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in Africa

Record funding is expected to boost cooperation between European and African researchers.
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