Grants for DEC Investigators

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TDR, a Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is an independent global programme of scientific collaboration that helps coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged.

Grants for DEC Investigators : TDR has a long and successful history of developing research capacity among institutions, individuals and networks involving countries with limited resources and research infrastructure.

Grants of up to USD 65 000 each over a 3 year period are available for young scientists returning to their home institutions on completion of post-graduate studies elsewhere or wishing to establish an independent research career in a Disease Endemic Countries(DEC) after a period of post doctoral training.

Within each grant, the sum of USD 50 000 will be set aside to conduct a hypothesis driven research project in any of TDR target diseases.

Fundamental research on the determinants of effective implementation of intervention such as critical factors in compliance with interventions, the role of gender in access and health care delivery and the cost effectiveness of interventions are particularly encouraged.

The project should also enhance one or more of the following:

  • Technical research skills and competences;
  • Capacity to manage and lead research projects at individual and institutional levels;
  • Institutional and individual capacity to provide quality assurance in e.g. laboratory standards and ethical review.

    In addition, up to USD 15 000 (USD 5000 / year over 3 years) will be allocated to a senior scientist designated as mentor. Eligibility Criteria: An applicant for a TDR Research Strengthening re-entry grant (2010) must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have been awarded a PhD degree no longer than 24 months prior to applying for the grant OR have recently (no more than 12 months before application) completed post doctoral training in a non DEC.
  • Individuals with lesser qualification are not eligible.

    TDR may require proof of qualification;

  • Be a DEC national;
  • Be employed by a research, academic or public health institution in the DEC;
  • Have experience in the proposed area of research evidenced by a doctoral dissertation and at least 1 peer reviewed scientific publication in the subject matter of the proposed research.
    Deadline: 15th January

    For more grants information and application, see: Grants for DEC Investigators Website

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