The MIM was created with the overarching goal to strengthen the capability of malaria endemic countries in Africa to carry out research to develop or improve tools for malaria control.
MIM/TDR evaluates research grant applications from African malaria scientists through a competitive peer-review process.
The objectives of the grant scheme are to:
• Generate knowledge and tools for malaria control in Africa;
• Provide training opportunities to facilitate emergence of a critical mass of African scientists and control managers who can engage in discovery, development, and integration, of new tools against malaria;
• Facilitate research partnerships for technology transfer and intellectual exchange through inter- and multi-country research collaboration and networks.
The call for letters of interest:
TDR on behalf of the MIM invites letters of intent of proposals for malaria research capacity strengthening grants in the following areas of priority:
• Health research (including research in the social and behavioral sciences) to improve malaria control in Africa;
• Chemotherapy and mechanisms of resistance to antimalarial drugs;
• Malaria vector biology and control;
• Evaluation of malaria control interventions, new strategies, and policies;
• Development of malaria control tools from products of indigenous plants;
• Malaria pathogenesis;
• Other key research areas relevant to strengthening malaria research capacity.
African investigators who:
• Work in research, academic, health promotion or public health institutions in Africa;
• Have experience in malaria research evidenced by peer reviewed scientific publications in the subject matter of the proposed research;
• Have national, regional or international research collaboration.
Individuals enrolled for academic degrees (e.g. Masters or Doctorate) are not eligible to apply.
Deadline For Application: 15 June