WHO’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: Grant Opportunities available

The World Health Organization’s TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases has three new grants which are open to accepting applications. TDR is based at and executed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO. Its mission is to foster an effective global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty and promote the translation of innovation to health impact in disease endemic countries.

The three grant opportunities available under this programme are:

1. Population health vulnerabilities to vector-borne diseases: Increasing resilience under climate change conditions in Africa: Research groups or consortia from African national institutions are invited to express interest in undertaking multidisciplinary research to elucidate population health vulnerabilities due to vector borne diseases (VBDs) in dryland socio-ecological systems…[more]

2. The Implementation Research Platform (IRP): The Implementation Research Platform (IRP), of which TDR is looking for strategies that contribute to the scale-up of effective health interventions related to MDGs 4, 5 and 6…[more]

3. TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowships: Researchers from low and middle income countries (LMICs) are invited to apply for the fourth round of the WHO/TDR Career Development Fellowship (CDF) on clinical research & development (clinical R&D)…[more]