Joint WHO-AFRO/TDR/EDCTP Small Grants Scheme for implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2017
Only applicants from the WHO African Region eligible
This call is for applications for implementation research that can cover a range of diseases, conducted through close collaboration between researchers and national disease programmes.
The aim of this call is to strengthen capacity for implementation research conducted through close collaboration between researchers and national disease programmes. Diseases covered include malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, lower respiratory tract infections, yellow fever, and neglected tropical diseases. Implementation research activities supported by this call may be complementary to those supported through other stakeholders interested in these diseases.
The focus is on the following priorities, with illustrative research areas below. Note that this is not an exclusive list of submission possibilities:
- Community case identification and management of illnesses including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, lower respiratory tract infections, yellow fever, and neglected tropical diseases
- Community involvement in the delivery of health interventions
Applicants must be based in African institutions, including national tropical/communicable disease control programmes, ministries of health, academic institutions, research institutes; and non-governmental organizations.   Applications are particularly encouraged from qualified applicants who are in the earlier career stages, are women, or are from the group of least-developed countries.