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

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.


Call for institutions and/or consultants to perform commissioned reviews on multi-sectoral approaches for the prevention and control of malaria and emerging arboviral diseases

Deadline for submission of application: 5 February 2017, 17:00 (CET)

The overall objective of this call is to support a landscape analysis to better identify the knowledge gaps and lessons learnt about the transmission patterns and ecology of mosquito vectors, and the challenges and successes in preventing and controlling the diseases they transmit.

Under this call, 5 commissioned review proposals that provide a landscape of Multi-Sectoral Approaches (MSAs) will be selected for funding for a maximum total funding of US$ 25 000 per commissioned review.


Call for institutions and/or consultants to undertake landscape analysis on research gaps related to mosquito vectors of the Zika virus

Deadline for submission of application: 21 January 2017, 17:00 (CET)

The overall objective of this call is to support a landscape analysis to better identify the knowledge gaps in our understanding of the transmission patterns and ecology of the mosquitoes vectors of the ZIKV.

Under this call, two commissioned review proposals will be selected for funding for a maximum total funding of US$ 50 000 per commissioned review.


EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Deadline for submission of application: 2 February 2017, 17:00 (GMT)

This joint call for proposals provides fellowships to early-to-mid-career scientists and clinical staff in low- and middle-income countries to learn how to conduct clinical trials. Selected applicants are placed in pharmaceutical companies or product development partnerships for 6-15 months.

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