Grants and other funding activities

TDR funds specific research projects in diseases of poverty, which cover infectious diseases and the culture and environment that contribute to these problems. We also support the development of individuals and institutions in the countries where these diseases are prevalent.

Below are the current opportunities.

Calls for grant applications or/and letters of interest


Research on the etiological causes of serious infections in young African infants

Deadline for submission: 11 May 2015

Research teams from African research institutions are invited to submit Letters of Interest (LoI) for research projects intending to use previously collected samples, microbiological and clinical data to understand the aetiologies of serious infection in newborns in rural areas of Africa. One team will be selected for funding for a maximum amount of US$ 120 000.


Joint call for proposals with EDCTP and the UK Medical Research Council:

Research and capacity development in support of the EVD response

Deadline for submission: 18 June 2015, 17:00 CET

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to build and strengthen regional, national, institutional and individual capacities to conduct high quality health research (e.g. clinical trials, operational and/or implementation research) during infectious disease outbreaks resulting in health emergencies.


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