Grants for Regional Training Centres

TDR is inviting academic and research institutions in disease endemic countries to apply for grant to become Regional Training Centres (RTCs).

These centres will be expected to progressively integrate a panel of skill-building courses in their training programme and propose a train-the-trainer system for other institutions.

Skill-building courses include:

  • Good laboratory practice (GLP)
  • Quality practice for basic research (QPBR)
  • Good clinical practice (GCP)
  • Good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP)
  • Social sciences
  • Bioethics
  • Effective project planning and evaluation.

    Health research is increasingly seen as critical for poverty alleviation and for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

    Disease endemic countries need to play a major role in research and priority setting to ensure relevance, sustainability and optimal health impact for the poor.

    In TDR will provide technical and financial support for the development of four RTCs selected among academic and research institutions in disease endemic countries.

    This will include a train the trainer course for local staff, the facilitation of the first skill building course, the financial support of the travel and living expenses of faculty and trainees, and the annual meeting of the RTCs network.

    In addition, a direct financial support of a maximum US$ 30 000 will be granted per centre in the first year.

    On satisfactory completion of work, funding could be renewed for a maximum of US$ 25 000 in the second year and US$ 20 000 in the third year.

    TDR will continue after the grant scheme to oversee activities and ensure global availability and promotion of training programmes.


  • Be a national institution affiliated with a recognized university in a disease endemic country with an element of health research relevant to TDR activities;
  • Demonstrate interest in leading capacity building for good practices in health research, and show potential in this area;
  • Have explicit commitment from the head of the institution, as well as the relevant Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education;
  • Have the necessary infrastructure (e.g. laboratories, training and conference facilities, technologies including access to high speed internet, computers, IT support);
  • Have adequate and relevant human resources in training activities that are interested in the initiative;
  • Have experience in research and training with national and international partnerships;
  • Be able to work, collaborate and manage the network in English;
  • Have well-established accounting and administrative systems.
    For more information and application, visit: Grants for Regional Training Centres Website
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