Foundation De France’s 2012 has issued the Call for Proposals for its Second Session on AIDS, health and development: gender and HIV to support projects that will help the targeted populations in the short or medium term.
Through this call for proposals, the Foundation De France wishes to draw the interest of researchers in academic disciplines such as social sciences (sociology, anthropology, etc.), epidemiology, public health or applied research. Fondation de France will particularly focus on young researchers (PhD or postdoctoral students).
Research fields will include the following geographic areas:
- French overseas departments in America (French Caribbean Islands and French Guyana);
- African countries;
- In Asia : Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam;
- In South America: Brazil and Argentina.
Special attention will be paid to projects focusing on at east one of the following topics:
- the impact of HIV on reproductive health;
- co-morbidities and co-infections (e.g. Papillomavirus infection HPV);
- positive or negative consequences on women of partial efficacy prevention tools (microbicides, circumcision…);
- violence against women and its fallout in terms of HIV;
- hindrances to the involvement of men in the fight against the epidemic, either as an individual (within the family unit), or as a member of a group (within the community), and proposed means of overcoming these hindrances.
The support from the Fondation de France will, in a matter of priority, provide grants to research teams. Part of the grant can be used to finance the salary or as mobility grants for a post-doctoral researcher and/ or for a PhD student.
The support will consist in annual (possibly renewable) or multi-year grants (with a maximum duration of 3 years). The “AIDS research” programme of the Fondation de France manages for 2012 a global budget of approximately 500,000 Euros.
Alternatively, you can download offical Call for Proposals in English at: