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.
Selection criteria are explained in each grant call.
Below are the current opportunities.
Calls for grant applications or/and letters of interest
Postgraduate training grants now available
Seven universities provide Masters and PhD level degrees that focus on implementation research. Applications need to be submitted to the universities.
Embedding research for the SDGs: first-of-its-kind joint call for proposals for stronger health systems in the Americas region
Deadline for concept notes: 15 May 2018
This is the first joint grant initiative between TDR, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (Alliance HPSR) that uses an embedded research approach to focus on ways to improve and strengthen health policy and systems, including implementation issues, and address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Applications are welcome on any topic related to the SDGs from low- and middle-income countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Submissions are encouraged from Bolivia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Suriname.
National SORT-IT Operations Research Course-2018
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2018 at midnight (GMT+2 / CAT)
The Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care in collaboration with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) invites applications from Zimbabwean nationals for the second national Operations Research Training Course to be held in Harare.
The purpose of this course is to develop the practical skills for conducting operational research, publishing the findings and fostering policy and practice change.
Joint EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty
Deadline for submission: 1 June 2018
The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) and the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 call for applications of the Joint EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme (SGS) for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty.