Call for Applications: TDR/WPR Small Grants for Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Deadline: 15 March 2016

The World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (WPR) and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) have announced the 2016-2017 call for applications for the Joint TDR/WPR Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the research capacity of relevant national individuals and institutions in conducting implementation research.
  • Facilitate and strengthen implementation research in countries for the control and elimination of infectious diseases of poverty, including research that addresses issues related to the culture and environment that contribute to these problems.

Research Areas

  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty.
  • Knowledge gap related to an operational/programmatic issue that has a direct policy and programmatic relevance.
  • Health systems, health service delivery, community-based approaches or qualitative research topics in the context of the diseases.

Funding Information

TDR/WPR Small Grants are available of up to US$ 15 000 per project.

Eligible Countries

Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only applicants from the WHO Western Pacific Region (mentioned above) are eligible to apply.
  • Proposals must be researchers or health professionals working in infectious disease programmes of ministries of health, national universities, or research institutions; and who are from and are working in low- and middle-income countries of the WHO WPR.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website and submit required documents:

  • Relevant questionnaires and forms (including consent/assent forms)
  • Letter of endorsement from the related disease programmes of the ministry of health
  • Updated curriculum vitae of all investigators

For more information, please visit call for applications.

Comments

  1. Harold Pearson says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am the general manager with British INGO DTW based in Cambodia since 1998
    Amongst our many projects we have been heavily involved in the research and development of improved Biogas cookers and have supplied over 40,000 to the country programme run by the National Biogas Programme (NBP).
    It is now recognized that air pollution in the rural home from wood and charcoal fires is a major cause of death and ill health to families. It is rated as No3 killer in Cambodia. And yet my organization cannot get a relatively small amount of capitol to carry out some meaningful research and development in order to provide and improved model of cook stove (the last model developed by DTW was in 2009). DTW being a small INGO tends to be ignored by donors, in fact we have never received a direct donation.
    All the best,
    Harold Pearson – DTW GM

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