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.

There are several different grant programmes planned for 2014, here’s the full list.

Below are the current opportunities.


Calls for grant applications

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

Application deadlines 31 August and 30 November 2014 (see PDF file below for complete details)

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.

Planned research activities to be supported are grouped into two projects:

  • Vulnerability of schistosomiasis, STH, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis control to emergence of drug resistance and its consequences (TDResist, 3 calls, available funding: US$ 260 000)
  • Integrated capacity building and research for ivermectin resistance surveillance and definition of O. volvulus transmission zones by onchocerciasis control programmes (CARIRS, 2 calls, available funding: US$ 400 000).

Call for Letters of Intent: Research on the etiological causes of serious infections in young African infants

Deadline for submission: 25 August 2014

As part of TDR’s focus on improving maternal and childhood health, research teams from African research institutions are invited to submit Letters of Interest (LoI) to undertake a prospective study to investigate the aetiologies of serious infection in young infants in rural areas of Africa. Under this call, two different research teams are expected to be selected for funding for a maximum amount of US$ 140 000 each.


Invitation for letters of interest: Improving the careers of women research scientists in infectious diseases of poverty

Submission deadline: 30 September 2014

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.


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