HIV Prevention Research

CONRAD, in partnership with the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences Clinical Trials Research Centre, invites young investigators in HIV prevention research to apply for one of two exciting opportunities:

  1. research funding opportunity
  2. research training opportunity.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is inviting grant proposals for the following Grand Challenges  initiatives:

Grand Challenges:

Voices for Economic Opportunity seeks to elevate new and diverse voices that can help broaden the conversation about the issues underlying economic mobility in the United States and generate deeper awareness and actionable understanding. Application is open to U.S.-based investigators. Initial grants of USD $100,000 will be awarded, and applications are only two pages, with no preliminary data required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Application deadline is Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:30 am PST.

  • The Grand Challenges initiative has awarded grants to 180 investigators in 30 countries, targeting 30 key challenges in global health and development to date.

 

Grand Challenges Explorations:

Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions. Initial grants of USD $100,000 will be awarded, and applications are only two pages, with no preliminary data required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Application deadline is Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:30 am PST.

  • The Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative has awarded grants to 1485 investigators in 71 countries, targeting a diverse set of global health and development challenges.

In addition, we highlight a request for proposals from our partners:

Opening Influenza Research, a partnership between the Flu Lab, the Center for Open Science, and PLoS, seeks to promote the availability of negative results, null results, and replications of important findings. Application deadline is November 30, 2019.

 

Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Due date: 1 November 2019

Budget: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Award Project Period:  maximum 2 years

Purpose: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research focused on tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In particular, applications are encouraged that focus on the development and evaluation of tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV positive populations, including those with co-morbidities such as tuberculosis (TB), in low-resource settings in LMICs.

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Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Due date: 7 November 2019

Budget: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses

Award Project Period:  The total project period may not exceed 5 years.

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor. The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution. This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC.

For more information click here

 

 Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

Due date: 7 November 2019

Budget: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses

Award Project Period:  The total project period may not exceed 5 years.

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary study to an existing trial, as part of their research and career development. The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution. This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC.

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Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Due date: 7 November 2019

Budget: Application budgets are limited to $125,000 per year in direct costs, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Award Project Period:  maximum 2 years

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, proposing the development of innovative, collaborative research projects on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research on neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders may span the full range of science from basic to implementation research.

For more information click here:

 

 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship 2020/2021 Grants for Women in Science (USD 50,000 per year)

Due date: 7 November 2019The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the 2020–2021 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 5th to November 7th, 2019. The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide. The program’s long-term goal is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers by lowering the barriers women face when entering STEM disciplines, thus reducing the gender gap.

For more information on the application process click here:

 

GloCal Health Fellowship

Due date: 8 November 2019The GloCal Health Fellowship supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Ideal candidates will propose research in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Social and behavioral science
  • Nutrition
  • Environment
  • Medicine
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary and basic sciences

For more information on the application process click here:

 

International Intermediate Fellowships Preliminary Application

Due date: 21 November 2019This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to lead their own research programmes.You can apply for an International Intermediate Fellowship if:

You should be driving your own research and be ready to lead an independent research programme.You can apply if:

  • you have a PhD or you’re a clinically qualified doctor (and qualified to enter higher specialist training), vet, dentist or clinically qualified psychologist
  • you have significant research experience
  • you have made important contributions to your area of research eg publications, patents, software development or an impact on health policy or practice.

For more information on the application process click here:

 

International Training FellowshipsPreliminary Application

Due date: 21 November 2019This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level.You can apply for an International Training Fellowship if:

You must want to undertake a guided period of research so that you can consolidate your existing experience and explore new areas of research.You must:

  • have a PhD and be an early-career researcher or
  • have a degree in a relevant subject and some initial research experience or
  • be a clinically qualified doctor (and be qualified to enter higher specialist training), vet, dentist or clinical psychologist, and have some initial research experience.

For more information on the application process click here:

 

Career Development Fellowships 2019

Due date: 27 November 2019

Award Project Period:  The maximum fellowship duration shall be 36 months

Purpose: The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support early to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) by providing them an opportunity to train and develop their clinical research skills.The objectives are:

  • to promote retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field of sub-Saharan Africa
  • to equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with ability to initiate their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

The proposed training should specifically enhance the ability of the fellow to design, plan and execute clinical biomedical and/or social science/ethics research projects within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme*. Novartis aims to co-fund this call with at least five additional fellowships (to a maximum value of € 750,000) for proposals conducting research in the area of maternal and child health on the interaction between PRDs* and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The contribution from Novartis aims to address a shortage of suitably trained mid-career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa working on maternal and child health in the context of a growing double burden of infectious diseases, malnutrition, and child and maternal mortality, in addition to emerging challenges of NCDs.For more information click here:

 

Preparatory Fellowships – in collaboration with the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) 2019

Due date: 27 November 2019

Award Project Period:  The maximum fellowship duration shall be 36 months

Purpose: The purpose of the AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship is to enhance the competitiveness of up-and-coming post-doctoral sub-Saharan African scientists and clinicians aspiring to receive international/regional/national fellowships or grant support, such as the EDCTP Career Development Fellowships. The AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship targets outstanding early-career researchers residing in or wishing to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa, who demonstrate independent scientific thinking and have potential to deliver locally relevant research with measurable impact and within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.

For more information click here:

 

Oprah Winfrey Foundation African Women’s Public Service Fellowship 2020 for study in USA (Fully Funded)

Due date: 2 December 2019The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries. The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing, travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses. Fellowship recipients commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa. This fellowship is only available to degree-seeking students. Advanced professional certificate and non-degree programs are not applicable for this fellowship.

For more information click here:

 

Proposal Writing Tips How to write a Wellcome grant application

We know that preparing funding applications is time-consuming and can be stressful, so we’ve put together some tips to help you write your Wellcome grant application. This advice applies to researchers in biomedical science, population health and humanities and social science.

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National Institutes of Health – Reference Letters vs. Letters of Support: What’s the Difference?

Reference letters and letters of support provide key information for reviewers and NIH staff. Fore more information on the difference of these two, click here:

 

Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)

Due date: 12 November 2019

Budget: Application budgets are limited to $230,000 per year for new awards and $250,000 per year for renewal awards (total direct costs).

Award Project Period:  The maximum project period is up to 5 years

Purpose: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for the Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) D43 program for institutional research training programs in low-and middle-income countries. Applications may be for collaborations between institutions in the U.S and an eligible LMIC or may involve just LMIC institutions if there is a previous track record of externally funded research and/or research training programs by the lead LMIC institution. The proposed institutional research training program is expected to sustainably strengthen the NCD research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to develop and conduct research on NCDs across the lifespan, with the long-range goal of developing and implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries.

For more information click here:

 Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship (GHES)

Due date: 15 November 2019The GHES is comprised of 4 US partner institutions (the GHES Consortium) that include University of California at Berkeley, Yale University, Stanford University, and Florida International University. More than 80 GHES training faculty members (mentors) of these institutions currently conduct research at one of 36 sites in 27 countries, representing Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Oceania. GHES fellowships encompass a wide variety of global health areas.Application Cycle for GHES 2020-2021 Fellowship opens on August 15, 2019 and closes on November 15, 2019.

For more information click here:

 

Ethics and regulatory capacities 2019

Due date: 21 November 2019

Budget: €500,000

Purpose: The purpose of this call for proposals is to fund projects that are designed to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and/or develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies in humans, as well as national and international collaboration in compliance with established, internationally acceptable good practices. This scheme targets projects with the active involvement of NECs and/or NRAs from countries with both weak and strong ethics and regulatory capacities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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 Fertility and Fertility Preservation for Patients with Diseases that Previously Precluded Reproduction (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Due date: 26 November 2019

Budget: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

Award Project Period:  The maximum project period is up to 2 years

Purpose: The purpose of this call for proposals is to fund projects that are designed to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and/or develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies in humans, as well as national and international collaboration in compliance with established, internationally acceptable good practices. This scheme targets projects with the active involvement of NECs and/or NRAs from countries with both weak and strong ethics and regulatory capacities in sub-Saharan Africa.

For more information click here:

 

Global Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Across the Lifespan: Exploratory Research (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)

Due date: 13 December 2019

Budget: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Award Project Period:  maximum 2 years

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports planning, design and initial pilots for locally relevant and catalytic research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or injury in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Research addressing multiple NCDs and their risk factors and research addressing NCDs as comorbidities for/with infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS is encouraged.

For more information click here:

Infectious Disease Dynamics Clinic — December in South Africa

Due date: 25 September 2019

Below is a Request for Applications to ICI3D’s annual Clinic on

Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD) from 15-21
December 2019 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This clinic is aimed at those with an interest in public health and without extensive experience with dynamical modeling.Please click here:

FELLOWSHIPS

Google Faculty Research Awards Program 2020 for academic research in computer science & engineering (150,000 USD)

Due date: 30 September 2019As part of that vision, the Google Faculty Research Awards Program aims to recognize and support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest.

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The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships

Due date: 14 October 2019The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. Through this annual fellowship programme, we seek to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa. The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000.

For more information click here:

 

 

 

Using Data to improve Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health: A Grand Challenges Africa Funding Opportunity 

13 March 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya

Globally, there is an ongoing burden of 5.4 million deaths annually, that includes neonatal deaths (2.5 million), stillbirths (2.6 million), and maternal deaths (0.3 million).  Africa, with only 17% of the world’s population, carries nearly half of this burden with 2.3 million deaths per year.  Based on current trends, most African countries may possibly not meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ target of 12 or fewer neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births and are also at risk of missing targets for maternal mortality reduction.

The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Knowledge Integration (Ki) initiative are collaborating to fund research that will use existing data to better understand risk factors for poor maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) outcomes in Africa. The call for proposals titled: Data science approaches to improve maternal, neonatal and child health in Africa opens today, 13 March 2019 and will close on 26 April 2019, 1700hrs EAT/2000hrs GMT.

The funding will be given to scientists in Africa through The AAS’ funding and agenda setting platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Science in Africa (AESA) Grand Challenges Africa scheme. This call aims to increase the understanding of how nutrition, prenatal and antenatal care, maternal support, and environmental and social factors contribute to an increased risk of poor maternal and childhood health.

GC Africa promotes Africa-led scientific innovations to help countries better achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by awarding seed and full grants to the continent’s most impressive innovators. It is issuing its sixth call since the programme was launched in 2015.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Ki team and its partners will avail the Africa-Ki data repository, to scientists funded through the call to study and analyse data sets in a bid to provide evidence to inform interventions, such as health policies that improve MNCH outcomes on the continent.

Data to be analysed will also come from African public health surveys, longitudinal observational studies, clinical trials, and other relevant data sources – including datasets combined from these public sources and the Africa-Ki data repository.

Funding will be given for two years to projects that:

  • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration between African researchers, healthcare professionals, and data scientists to use innovative quantitative analytics and modeling approaches to yield results with a potential to significantly impact public health policy and address regional diversity
  • Strengthen data science capacity on the continent
  • Consider African genetic diversity by accessing genomics databases, gene sequences, genome-wide association studies, or genetic cohorts that include Africans
  • Consider social, environmental and cultural determinants of outcomes and incorporate an understanding of the target community that includes barriers and constraints to delivery of interventions and to implementation of public health programmes

Further information about this funding opportunity on data science approaches to improve maternal, neonatal and child health in Africa is outlined below

 

EDCTP Career Development Fellowships.

 Application deadline – 27 November 2018EDCTP Career Development Fellowships. The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support early to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) by providing them an opportunity to train and develop their clinical research skills. The objectives are: to promote retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field of sub-Saharan Africa, to equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with ability to initiate their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. For more info click here

2018 Call for applications for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund (established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust) supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or affiliated institutions such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, more than 150 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African colleagues from 18 African countries. Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund research/collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:

  • research costs(such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).

Please note that the ALBORADA Research Fund cannot pay for researchers to attend conferences.

For information about eligibility and how to apply for funding, please visit the call’s webpage.

The deadline for submitting an application for consideration for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund is Monday 31st December 2018.

If you have any questions, then please write to enquiries@cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43)

Due date: 7 November 2018

Budget: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses

Purpose: The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, including “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.

For more information click: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-001.html

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Due date: 7 November 2018

Budget: Application budgets are limited to $125,000 per year in direct costs, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, proposing the development of innovative, collaborative research projects on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research on neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders may span the full range of science from basic to implementation research. Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper-middle income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with scientists in LMIC institutions. Scientists in upper middle-income LMICs (UMICs) are also eligible to partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner.  The proposed work may also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.

For more information click: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-836.html

GloCal Health Fellowship

Due date: 15 November 2018

UCGHI’s GloCal Health Fellowship provides aspiring global health researchers with outstanding interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world. Now accepting applications for its 2019-20 program, GloCal is recruiting individuals interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research and other global health priority research areas such as women’s health, planetary health and non-communicable diseases. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students, professional students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries.

A 12-month mentored research fellowship, GloCal Health Fellowship has four principal components:

  • Research project – 12 months, at 1 of 20 international partner sites
  • Mentorship – a strong, interdisciplinary mentored research experience
  • Global health education – online or onsite courses
  • Career development – to attain short-term goals and transition to the next stage

For more information, click http://ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/apply-now-glocal-health-fellowship

Call for Mobility Grants under the BioFISA II Programme

Due date: 1 Dec 2018

The SANBio Mobility Grant offers:

Support to candidates on fellowships is for a duration of up to 3 months and may include travel in the region or internationally.

Experts in technical or business fields may be invited by host institutions for up to 4 weeks for specific technical assistance to be provided to organisations in SANBio member states.

Knowledge exchange/peer to peer visits for up to 2 weeks duration includes regional and international meetings as well as seminars or training courses with a specific focus in the areas of health and nutrition and on strengthening the visibility of SANBio network partners, excluding conferences.

Business development mentorship programmes to support bio-science start-ups for up to two weeks with the aim to support commercialisation of research outputs.

For more information, click http://nepadsanbio.org/opportunities-funding/funding/mobility-grants