Past grants

This is a listing of TDR grant and training calls during the past year that are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the status based on the terms of the call.

Grants with 2018 closing date

Development of a framework for core competencies in implementation research

Deadline for proposals: 6 April 2018 at 18:00 CEST (extended)

The purpose of the assignment is to develop a framework of core competencies on implementation research with a focus on infectious diseases of poverty in low- and middle-income countries. The initial work will be to develop a draft document identifying a set of core competencies on in infectious disease of poverty in LMICs. This draft will serve as a basic document for a consultative process (generating input by e-mail and through the meeting of a working group, involving a broad range of stakeholders). The stakeholders include representatives of each of the universities participating in the TDR post graduate training scheme on IR and of the regional training centres supported by TDR, and representatives of relevant research institutions.


Call for contractors to provide technical support for the preparation of a repository of resources for pharmacovigilance capacity strengthening

Submission closed: 06 February 2018

The contractor will work under the broader guidance of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) to prepare a repository of available resources for pharmacovigilance (PV) capacity strengthening.

Grants with 2017 closing date

Joint WHO-AFRO/TDR/EDCTP Small Grants Scheme for implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty

Submission closed: 30 November 2017

Only applicants from the WHO African Region eligible
This call is for applications for implementation research that can cover a range of diseases, conducted through close collaboration between researchers and national disease programmes.


Call for Specialized Agencies and/or Consultants to Provide Resource Mobilization Services

Submission closed: 31 March 2017

The purpose of the Consultancy is to assist TDR in designated funding resource mobilization to support operations in the 2018 - 2019 biennium.
This part-time consultancy should begin no later than 15 April 2017 for a period of 6 months.
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Study to inform the development of international standards for online repositories for neglected infectious diseases research data

Submission closed: 17 March 2017

A call jointly sponsored by The Wellcome Trust and TDR on research to support the future development of internationally recognised standards for research data repositories focused on neglected infectious diseases.
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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

Submission closed: 5 February 2017

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.


EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Submission closed: 2 February 2017

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.


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

Submission closed: 21 January 2017

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.

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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.