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.

More information on TDR priorities can be found in the TDR strategy 2018-2023 and TDR's Portfolio Prioritization Model.

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.

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TDR now using ORCID iD for all grantees

A simple, effective and free solution to identifying researchers and avoiding confusion among professionals and their work is now in use at TDR. The ORCID iD, a unique identification, provides benefits to researchers and for tracking the impact of TDR grants.