Grants

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The goal of the Research Program is to provide funding for innovative projects expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources. The grants and fellowships selection process utilizes a research proposal review system similar to that of the National Institutes of Health. For the 2022 cycle, we highly encourage proposals focused on melanoma prevention and early detection. This special grant or fellowship award will be in honor of former U.S. Congressman Victor “Vic” Fazio, who passed away recently from melanoma. Former Rep. Fazio served on the Foundation’s board of directors since 2015.

Our 2022 research grants and fellowships cycle is now open!

Applications closing deadline: July 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

For more information, click: https://www.preventcancer.org/research/grants-fellowships/

 

Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched the Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) Grant Program to support evidence-based strategies to prevent, mitigate and respond to the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of natural resource access and control, including in relation to uses of, benefits or harms derived from and decision-making power and influence over these resources, tailored to the local context in which the action is undertaken.

Applications closing deadline: 18 July 2022

For more information, click: https://www.iucn.org/news/gender/202206/iucn-launches-new-call-proposals-resilient-inclusive-and-sustainable-environments-rise-grants

 

The SVRI Research Grant

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), supports research to improve prevention and response to VAW, VAC and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality in low and middle-income countries – a major public health concern and human rights violation. These grants range from $40 000 to $150 000 over a period between 12-18 months.

Applications closing deadline: 19 July 2022

For more information, click: https://www.svri.org/documents/svri-research-grant

 

Wellcome Career Development Awards

This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders. They will develop their research capabilities, drive innovative programmes of work and deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Applications closing deadline: 21 July 2022

For more information: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/career-development-awards

 

Pfizer Global Medical Grants – Knowledge Gaps in Treatment of Acute COVID-19 and Management of Post-COVID Conditions in Outpatient Settings

Through this RFP it is our intent to support educational programs that raise awareness and understanding of the treatment of acute COVID-19 and the management of post-COVID conditions in outpatient settings. More specifically, we intend to support programs designed to increase the understanding of:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute COVID-19 in outpatient settings, understanding the risk factors contributing to the severity of the disease
  • Post-COVID conditions in terms of epidemiology, management, and outcomes

For this RFP, we are particularly interested in supporting meetings (live or hybrid) or a series of meetings for healthcare professionals that coincide with major international infectious disease conferences. It is not our intent to support clinical research projects. Projects evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic or diagnostic agents will not be considered.

Applications closing deadline: 27 July 2022

For more information: https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2022-06/GMG_2022-HOS-G_KGTreatmentManagementCOVID-19OutpatientSettings.pdf?fvyXNee4d0UhlQo3CAhVAm2YMAwrGOb5

JRS Biodiversity Foundation: 2022 Call for Proposal Concepts

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation invites the submission of concept notes for project funding from sub-Saharan Africa to enhance capacity for mobilization, use and dissemination of biodiversity data in support of policymaking for sustainable development.

Applications closing deadline: 31 July 2022

For more information: https://jrsbiodiversity.org/how-to-apply/apply-for-a-grant/2022rfp/

 

Improving the Care of Patients with Disorders of Impaired Growth

The International Coalition of Organizations Supporting Endocrine Patients (ICOSEP) and Pfizer Global Medical Grants (Pfizer) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity seeking proposals to improve the care of patients with disorders of impaired growth.

ICOSEP’s mission is to unite all types of endocrine groups, associations, societies and online entities, into one comprehensive and cooperative global network. This centralized unification, hosted and coordinated by ICOSEP shall, promote, facilitate and transparently share information among all endocrine groups with the goal of uniting our voices regardless of the specific focus held by any one unique organization. This consolidated umbrella of groups, shall enable rare endocrine voices to unite as a cohesive presence and when necessary, take action for the improved care, health, and quality of life for all patients with endocrine related health concerns.

Applications closing deadline: 3 August 2022

For more information: https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2022-05/GMG_2022-RD_GlobalPediatricDisordersImpairedGrowthQIInitiative.pdf?OtlOyyoQQxJ5BY0AamD2qC0Yrv0RCB8e

 

Advancing Management and Care in Atrial Fibrillation and Venous Thromboembolism

Projects that will be considered for support will focus on improving the care of patients by addressing knowledge gaps in following areas. Grant proposals can address either Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) management in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) or Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) or both areas.

Applications closing deadline: 3 August 2022

For more information: https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2022-06/GMG_2022-IM-G_AdvancingManagementCareAFIBVTE.pdf?ZfYMjppj0vqOepP6uCZrz1hknD4zk6VY

Wellcome Trust: Biological vulnerability to extreme heat in maternal and child health 

This award will fund research teams to significantly advance understanding of the biological vulnerability to extreme heat in the context of maternal and child health. By the end of the award, successful applicants will have delivered new knowledge at this intersection and generated evidence with the potential to inform new interventions that can be used in real world settings.

Applications closing deadline: 6 August 2022

For more information: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/biological-vulnerability-extreme-heat-maternal-and-child-health

 

Novel Measurement For Performance Improvement Challenge

MIT Solve, in collaboration with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks solutions that will offer new ways of measuring primary health care performance improvement in low- and middle-income countries. To that end, this Challenge seeks novel and improved methods that:

  • Employ unconventional or proxy data sources to inform primary health care performance improvement;
  • Provide improved measurement methods that are low cost, fit-for-purpose, shareable across information systems, and streamlined for data collectors;
  • Leverage existing systems, networks, and workflows to streamline the collection and interpretation of data to support meaningful use of primary health care data;
  • Provide actionable, accountable, and accessible insights for health care providers, administrators, and/or funders that can be used to optimize the performance of primary health care; and
  • Balance the opportunity for frontline health workers to participate in performance improvement efforts with their primary responsibility as care providers.

Applications closing deadline: 9 August 2022

For more information: https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/performance-improvement

Implementation Research to Reduce Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Burden in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and Tribal Nations During Critical Life Stages and Key Transition Periods (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, developing, and implementing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, tools, policies, and guidelines. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures into application are encouraged. Specifically, this FOA invites applications that propose interventions targeting critical life stages (e.g., infancy, childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, older adults) and key transitions between life stages to reduce health risk and/or enhance positive health and lifestyle behaviors.

Applications closing deadline: 10 August 2022

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-132.html

Pfizer Global Medical Grants – Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Aplastic Anemia

Projects that will be considered for support will focus on improving the care of patients by addressing knowledge gaps in following areas:

  • early identification and diagnosis of aplastic anemia (AA) patients
  • awareness of AA in order to faster refer patients to higher clinical centers of reference
  • current standards for the treatment of AA and its complications
  • clinical management of special patient subpopulations and difficult cases of AA patients

Applications closing deadline: 10 August 2022

For more information: https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2022-06/GMG_2022-HOS-G_AddressingKnowledgeGapsAplasticAnemia.pdf?wEJrj79KPKilGrjjkOZoyLex5wHT9WTc=

 

Pfizer Global Medical Grants – Digital Education to Address Patients with COVID-19 and High Risk of Complications

Through this RFP it is our intent to support digital/online educational programs for primary care clinicians designed to increase the understanding of:

  • The need for early diagnosis and intervention for patients with COVID-19 and a high risk of complications
  • Treatment of acute COVID-19 in a primary care setting

For this RFP, we are particularly interested in supporting innovative digital/online initiatives with a global geographic scope. Programs translated into multiple languages in addition to English are encouraged. It is not our intent to support clinical research projects. Projects evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic or diagnostic agents will not be considered.

Applications closing deadline: 10 August 2022

For more information: https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2022-06/GMG_2022-HOS-G_DigitalEducationAddressPatientsCOVID-19HighRiskComplications.pdf?ZLTg7MdJlyeUYQCd_P0DXbv6RztrhXHs=

 

Pfizer Global Medical Grants – Oncology Capacity Building in Sub-Saharan Africa              

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) and Global Bridges Oncology (GBO) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on improving outcomes for people with cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Organizations and institutions in the region that provide care for cancer patients are invited to submit proposals for Quality Improvement (QI) projects to improve cancer diagnostics and treatment outcomes.

Specific Area of Interest: The purpose of this RFP is two-fold:

  • To fund, and provide technical support for, quality improvement projects to build cancer diagnostic and therapeutic capability among healthcare professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • To foster and catalyze productive interactions, collaboration, and sharing of learning among and between regional and global networks of cancer health care providers.

Applications closing deadline: 11 August 2022

For more information: https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2022-06/GMG_2022-Onc_GlobalBridgesOncologyCapacityBuildingSub-SaharanAfrica.pdf?EYDrVkAp.fZgytBG4wXfXXiZImZEnCpv

 

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Sustained Release of Antivirals for Treatment or Prevention of HIV or Treatment of Latent TB/HBV (SRATP)

The purpose of this Notice is to encourage new applications to support further development of a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of SR/LA products for prevention and treatment of HIV. SR/LA antiretroviral products will have a minimum window of protection of three (3) months from either a single dosing (injection, oral administration) or continuous dosing regimen (implant, transdermal patch, etc.) to reflect current state of SR/LA drug market for HIV treatment or prevention.

This Notice also encourages applications to develop once-a-month SR/LA strategies for treatment of latent TB and hepatitis B. It is highly likely that in populations with a high burden of TB and/or hepatitis B, HIV patients receiving LA antiretrovirals often require treatments for these infections. Thus, the development of SR/LA drug products for latent TB and hepatitis B that are compatible with SR/LA antiretrovirals are sorely needed. Preferably, these new SR/LA treatments for latent TB and hepatitis B will have suitable pharmacological and safety profiles to enable co-administration with SR/LA antiretrovirals with similar dosing requirements.

Applications closing deadline: 7 September 2022

For more information, click: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-22-042.html

Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa): Partnership for Innovation Research Projects (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for Partnership for Innovation Research Projects as part of a broader ongoing initiative entitled Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa). The goal of DS-I Africa is to spur new health discoveries and catalyze innovation in healthcare, public health, and health research on the continent through application of data science.

Applications closing deadline: 28 September 2022

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-22-023.html

Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa): Research Education Program (UE5 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (UE5) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this UE5 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs of the Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development

Applications closing deadline: 28 September 2022

For more information, click: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-22-022.html

Wellcome Early-Career Awards

This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme.

Applications closing deadline: 18 October 2022

For more information, click: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/early-career-awards

 

Transgender People: Immunity, Prevention, and Treatment of HIV and STIs (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support hypothesis-generating research in transgender people with the objective of characterizing the biological and immunological impact of the interventions (hormones, drugs and surgical) used for gender reassignment and their impact on susceptibility to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI).

Applications closing deadline: 7 December 2022

For more information, click: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-186.html

 

Fellowships and Scholarships

PhD and Masters’ Scholarships: Advancing Early Diagnosis of Cancer in Southern Africa (AWACAN-ED)

The NIHR Global Research Group on Advancing Early Diagnosis of Cancer in Southern Africa (AWACAN-ED) is currently seeking motivated doctoral and masters’ students with an interest in cancer epidemiology to join their interdisciplinary research group. Successful candidates are invited to apply for fully funded PhD and Masters’ scholarships. The successful applicant must have excellent written and communication skills, strong analytical skills, with proficiency in at least one statistical software package and commitment to improving public health in Africa. To apply for these scholarships, please send: your curriculum vitae (CV) with a full list of publications; a statement of purpose describing your academic and research interests, relevant research and work experiences, academic/professional goals, and objectives, confirmed mentor, how your research interests align and why you have chosen to attend the University of Zimbabwe, University of Cape Town, or approved institution.
Include: At least two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources. Certified copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates from all schools or colleges previously attended.
Submit your application via email to applicationsawacaned@gmail.com Applications received after the closing date will NOT be considered.

Applications closing deadline: 29 July 2022

For more information, click: https://www.awacan.online/

SANTHE Fellowships for Scientific project proposals

Project proposals are now being accepted from supervisors for scientific projects for African collaboration for Innovation in HIV/TB prevention Fellowships. Awards will be available for Masters, PhDs and Post-doctoral scientific level.

Applications closing deadline: 30 July 2022

For more information see the flyer below

Partnership In Education Training and Research Advancement (PETRA) Call for Proposals in Dissemination and Implementation (DIS) Science – Cohort 3

The Partnership in Education Training and Research Advancement (PETRA) Program is a consortium of 4 Zimbabwean Universities (University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, National University of Science and Technology, Midlands State University, Africa University) and 2 United States universities (University of Colorado Denver, Stanford University). The goal of PETRA is to broaden innovative health professions education and research activities to ultimately impact health outcomes in Zimbabwe. The objective of the Interdisciplinary Mentored Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is to develop a cadre of health professionals and academics with skills to achieve quality health care and implement evidence based practice. The program will support scholars with funds: milestone based-stipend; small research budget (maximum US$5,000) to conduct interdisciplinary DIS projects with research mentorship provided by PETRA Consortium faculty in either a one-to-one mentoring model or a triangular model (mentee-Zimbabwe, mentor-US, mentor-Zimbabwe). PETRA will also provide training in DIS research methods and scientific writing.

Applications closing deadline: 31 July 2022

For more information see the attached flyer

Notices

Promoting Equity in Global Health Research

This Notice is a Request for Information (RFI) on approaches NIH can take to promote greater equity in global health research, particularly research that engages scientists in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Respondents to this RFI are invited to provide input regarding current NIH practices that might be revised or new practices that could be implemented to enhance collaborative international research equity and the generation of mutual benefits and shared leadership; and to propose practical ideas that could help NIH enhance these practices.

Deadline: 1 August 2022

For more information click: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-TW-22-001.html

Conferences and trainings

2022 GACD Implementation Science School (Online)

The GACD Implementation Science School is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for early- and mid-career researchers to build their knowledge, skills, and confidence in the fields of implementation science and non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

Application due date: 25 July 2022

For more information, click https://www.gacd.org/community/capacity-development/schools/2022-gacd-implementation-science-school

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

The Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course trains registrants on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting biostatistical and epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, ethical and legal issues, and much more.

Application due date: 1 July 2022

For more information, click: https://ocr.od.nih.gov/courses/ippcr.html

Training opportunities for Masters and PhD Fellowships (Cohort 1)

Enhancing Non-Communicable Disease Research and Innovation Capacity in Harare (ENRICH) is a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (UZFMHS) to address the burden of NCDs in Zimbabwe, as an emerging major cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

For more information Click here

Training opportunities for Post-doctoral Fellowships (Cohort 1)

Enhancing Non-Communicable Disease Research and Innovation Capacity in Harare (ENRICH) is a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (UZFMHS) to address the burden of NCDs in Zimbabwe, as an emerging major cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

For more information Click here

5th Annual Symposium 

( 2– 4 August 2022)
Theme: COVID-19 Pandemic and Post-pandemic issues for Health
Professions Education, Research and Service Delivery. Please visit www.afrehealth.org for more
information.Abstract submission opens on January 17, 2022

For more information Click here

Interventions for Stigma Reduction to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Care in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit Research Project Grant (R01) applications for up to 3 years of support to develop and test interventions to reduce the impact of HIV-associated stigma on the prevention and treatment of HIV infection and/or AIDS, and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV and/or AIDS (PLWH). The FOA will also support interventions to address the multiple intersecting stigmas and measurement of the stigmas at individual levels.

Specifically, this initiative will support intervention research on a) novel stigma reduction strategies that link to an increase in care-seeking behavior and/or decrease in transmission, b) reducing the impact of stigma on adolescent and/or youth health, and c) strategies to cope with the complex burden of stigmatization due to HIV and one or more comorbidities/coinfections, d) reducing the effects of stigma on, and/or by, family members or care givers of PLWH and e) development of innovative and improved stigma measurement in the context of the implementation of a stigma-reduction intervention. The overall goals are to understand how to reduce stigma as a factor in HIV transmission, to eliminate or mitigate the aspects of the stigma that limit beneficial health outcomes for the infected and at-risk individuals and communities, and to conduct exploratory studies to determine the feasibility of stigma-reduction interventions related to HIV prevention, treatment and/or care in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Due date: 20 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-344.html

 

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG)               

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies. Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the knowledge gaps as outlined in the specific RFP. For all independent medical education grants, the grant requester (and ultimately the grantee) is responsible for the design, implementation, and conduct of the independent initiative supported by the grant. Pfizer must not be involved in any aspect of project development, nor the conduct of the independent education program.

Due date: 21 December 2021

For more information, click https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2021-10/GMG_2021-RD-G_GeneTherapyEducation.pdf?kLWLqOfD_TiLaDBjj73goclDkQasMqCA=

 

2021/2022 Global Cachexia ASPIRE

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) support the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives

(e.g., research, quality improvement or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet

medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that

provides detail regarding a specific area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses

an expert review panel (ERP) to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an

application addressing the specific gaps in research, practice or care as outlined in the specific RFP.

Deadline: 7 January 2022

For more information click, https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2021-10/Cachexia%20ASPIRE%20Specific%20RFP-%20Research-FINAL.pdf?_BD6M2IUvRpxzhfYr2hq4WRqNlv_6g2h

Fellowships

 

Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships

These scholarships give talented, motivated and broadly interested students from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology. The TU Delft | Global Initiative aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft. For the 2022-2023 academic year, TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships for a two-year MSc programme. From the students we expect that they are willing to act as our ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

Due date: 12 December 2021

For more information click, https://www.tudelft.nl/en/education/practical-matters/scholarships/sub-saharan-africa-excellence-scholarships

 

UN Women – UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

In this call for proposal, the UN Trust Fund prioritizes applications from women’s rights organizations (WROs) and local civil society organizations (CSOs) led by and for marginalized women and girls; organizations with local or community-level reach; and organizations that are the driving force of the ending violence against women and girls agenda in their communities and those at the forefront of reaching at-risk women and girls and survivors of violence.

Application Deadline: 6 January 2022.

For more information click, https://untf.unwomen.org/en/grant-giving/call-for-proposals/application-guidelines

 

Global Grand Challenges Building Malaria Modeling Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

This RFP seeks innovative approaches to building a stronger malaria mathematical modeling ecosystem in sub-Saharan Africa. We are looking for 1 to 3 years projects that will achieve one or more of the objectives below:

  • Increasing the number of Ph.D.-trained mathematical modelers with malaria expertise based at sub-Saharan African institutions
  • Improving NMCP’s understanding of and engagement with modeling approaches as a tool that can support strategic planning and/or evaluation work
  • Connecting malaria Product Development Partners (PDPs) with sub-Saharan African modelers
  • Bringing together discrete modeling units across sub-Saharan Africa to share expertise
  • Improving modelers’ access to timely, high-quality data

Funding level: up to USD $1,000,000 per year for each project, with a grant term of 1 to 3 years depending on the scope of the project.

Application Deadline: 13 January 2022

For more information click, https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/building-malaria-modeling-capacity-sub-saharan-africa

 

Global Grand Challenges Digital Health Services for Pregnant Women to Support Antenatal Risk Stratification in Sub-Saharan Africa

We seek patient-facing digital health services for pregnant women that have been developed and are actively being provided in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We will consider proposals for services that can support or contribute to our ARS vision via digital applications. Types of services that we would consider include:

  • Engagement: Services that increase the participation of pregnant women in digital healthcare. (E.g., a platform to provide group antenatal care or a telemedicine platform that allows pregnant women to send medical questions to doctors by text)
  • Adoption of existing platforms: Services that leverage existing digital systems/platforms to support pregnant women (e.g., contacting patients about care or scheduling using an existing messaging app like WhatsApp)
  • Data collection: Services that collect data from pregnant women that could support clinical care. (E.g., a mobile app that allows pregnant women to track their pregnancy through metrics such as weight and fetal movement)
  • Algorithm development: Services that use data from pregnant women to assess or make predictions about their health (e.g., a web-based tool where pregnant women can input information to receive an automatic assessment on whether or not they should see a doctor)

Funding level: up to USD $500,000 for each project, with a grant term of 6 to 24 months depending on the scope of the project.

Application Deadline: 13 January 2022

For more information click, https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/digital-health-services-pregnant-women-support-antenatal-risk-stratification-sub-saharan

 

Global Grand Challenges Innovations in Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases

We invite proposals that will address one or more of the following areas:

  • Methods to rapidly map NTDs, including integrated mapping
  • Methods to better target existing interventions
  • Strategies to target subgroups routinely missed by programs
  • Approaches to vector surveillance
  • Integrated surveillance that leverages other health surveillance platforms
  • Strategies for post-elimination surveillance, including cross-border surveillance.

Funding level: up to USD $200,000 for each project, with a grant term of up to 18 months depending on the scope of the project.

Application Deadline: 13 January 2022

For more information, click https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/innovations-eliminating-neglected-tropical-diseases

Global Grand Challenges Metagenomic Next Generation Sequencing to Detect, Identify, and Characterize Pathogens

Building upon the success of previous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub) Grand Challenges collaborations, this year’s opportunity will continue to offer exceptional opportunities for capacity building, on-going mentorship and the foundations of scientific, collaborative networks to detect, identify, and characterize pathogens. The ultimate goal will be to impact infectious disease decision making and public health by empowering local scientists with gold standard knowledge, experience and access to equipment and software.

Through this Grand Challenge, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will jointly offer funding for 10 scientific groups to explore the identification, characterization, and context of infectious disease in LMIC settings.

Funding level: up to USD $200,000 for each project, with a grant term of up to 24 months depending on the scope of the project.

Application Deadline: 13 January 2022

For more information click, https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/metagenomic-next-generation-sequencing-detect-identify-and-characterize-pathogens

 

Global Grand Challenges Strengthening Data Science Capacity and the Ecosystem: Enabling Data-Centered Public Health Interventions

The desired outcome of this request for proposals is development of tools and processes that are “fit-for-purpose” to facilitate collaboration among researchers in low- and middle-income countries. This effort is focused on filling data science gaps and challenges whose solutions will address global health problems while fostering multi-disciplinary collaborations among researchers. We are specifically interested in funding proposals led by early and mid-career researchers. We expect each primary applicant to have a senior scientific advisor who would commit to provide scientific and technical guidance and mentorship to the team and facilitate connections with international networks as needed.

Application Deadline: 13 January 2022

For more information click, https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/strengthening-data-science-capacity-and-ecosystem-enable-data-centered-public-health

Fellowships

Call for applicants: Sexual reproductive health and rights research grant writing workshop

As part of the Making Abortion Safe programme, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) – in partnership with The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF)  is running a grant-writing workshop for up to 12 junior  researchers from Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, & Zimbabwe. The workshop is open to researchers with an interest in developing proposals for research in the field of abortion and/or post-abortion care. The online, interactive programme will be held over eight three-hour sessions during the weeks commencing 21 February and 28 March 2022. In between, there will be a four-week break during which participants are expected to write a short research proposal. Following the workshop series, the RCOG will award seed-funding for research of up to $30,000 for the two proposals of highest merit.  Researchers awarded funding will be invited to join the AREF mentoring programme, which offers six months of virtual mentorship from senior researchers from their “college of experts”.

Application deadline: Sunday 26 December 2021

For more information click, https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/global-network/centre-womens-global-health/our-work/making-abortion-safe/grant-writing-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR1X82tjtKEEeFUH5ggv8f6o8EMtFxPTNCUBu0hDjqB58D_SmsWbRc9NYdk

 

Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme

The African Union Commission launched the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) – Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme on 25 May 2020 in partnership with the Kofi Annan Foundation, following its approval by the Governing Board of Africa CDC in March 2018.

The aim is to support aspirational Public Health Leaders (Fellows) from Africa in acquiring advanced skills and competencies to strategize, manage and lead public health programmes that will transform public health in Africa.

Fellows admitted in the programme will be senior public health professionals from African Union Member States who will contribute to and lead the implementation of a new public health order for Africa, and in turn mentor and develop the next generation of public health leaders for the continent.

The first cohort of the Fellowship programme was launched on 7th April 2021 and consisted of a total of 20 fellows from 14 countries. The programme is now open and accepting applications for the second cohort, scheduled to commence in May of 2022.

Closing Date for Applications: December 31st, 2021.

For more information click, https://africacdc.org/kofi-annan-global-health-leadership-programme/

Conferences

 

Africa CDC Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021)

When? – 14-16 December 2021 (Virtual)

The inaugural Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021) will put a spotlight on emergency health response in Africa and allow participants from around the world to share and learn about progress made, best practices in public health interventions and the latest in innovative research. This will become an annual conference, hosted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and African Union. CPHIA 2021 is being organized by an Organizing Committee with members from around the world.

To register/submit an abstract click, https://cphia2021.com/about/

 

Thrasher Research Fund – E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards

The purpose of the E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards is to improve children’s health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. The Fund awards grants two times per year, with no fixed number of awards given in each funding cycle or in each year. Ideal applications for the E.W. “Al” Thrasher Award address significant health problems, offering the potential for practical solutions to these problems. Such solutions should be innovative and have the potential for broad applicability with low barriers to implementation. Projects with a shorter distance to clinical applicability are given priority. Hypothesis-driven research critical- exploratory, hypothesis-generating research will not be competitive.  If you would like to improve disease diagnosis, please ensure that there are well researched, effective treatment options available to patients upon diagnosis. We do not fund projects whose main focus is educational outreach for patients or caregivers, including classes or counseling on health habits, treatments, or stress coping. In addition, projects focusing solely on disease mechanism would be outside the scope of the fund.

Concept deadline: 18 February 2022

For more information click, https://www.thrasherresearch.org/al-thrasher-award?lang=eng

 

2022 Global Hemophilia ASPIRE

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent

initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of

unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that

provides detail regarding a specific area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses

an expert review panel (ERP) to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an

application addressing the specific gaps in research, practice or care as outlined in the specific RFP.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2022

For more information click, https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2021-11/2022-RD-G_GlobalHemophiliaASPIRE.pdf?Uke3UueSh3QRVpp1KaSg5Ak_Wuk3aGhM

 

Wellcome Career Development Awards       

You can apply to this scheme if you are an early-career researcher and you are ready to design, plan and deliver your own innovative research project that aims to:

  • advance understanding in your field

and/or

  • develop methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research.

During the award, we expect you to:

  • expand your technical skills and/or your experience of different research methodologies or frameworks
  • build a collaborative network with other researchers in your field
  • develop your people management skills
  • advance your understanding of how to complete research responsibly and promote a positive and inclusive culture.

Your research can be in any discipline – including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/allied health sciences, and public health – as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with our funding remit.

Application Deadline: 29 March 2022, 17:00 BST

For more information, click https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/career-development-awards

 

Wellcome Discovery Awards

You can apply for a Wellcome Discovery Award if you are a researcher who wants to pursue bold and creative research ideas. You must aim to make a major contribution to your research field by:

  • generating significant shifts in understanding

and/or

  • developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research.

You will be expected to actively promote a diverse, inclusive and supportive research environment within your team and across your organisation.

Your research can be in any discipline – including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/allied health sciences, and public health – as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with our funding remit.

The research can be in a single discipline or multidisciplinary.

An award can be held by an established researcher or a team of researchers led by an established researcher.

Application Deadline: 29 March 2022, 17:00 BST

For more information, click, https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/discovery-awards

Wellcome Early-Career Awards

This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme. You can apply to this scheme if you are an early-career researcher and you are ready to design, plan and deliver your own innovative research project that aims to:

  • advance understanding in your field

and/or

  • develop methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research.

During the award, we expect you to:

  • expand your technical skills and/or your experience of different research methodologies or frameworks
  • build a collaborative network with other researchers in your field
  • develop your people management skills
  • advance your understanding of how to complete research responsibly and promote a positive and inclusive culture.

Your research can be in any discipline – including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/allied health sciences, and public health – as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with our funding remit.

Application Deadline: 29 March 2022, 17:00 BST

For more information, click, https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/early-career-awards

Thrasher Research Fund – Early Career Awards

The Fund recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding. Therefore, the purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The goal is to fund applicants who will go on to be independent investigators. The Fund will make up to 30 awards total with two funding cycles (15 awards each).

Concept deadline: 15 March 2022

For more information click, https://www.thrasherresearch.org/early-career-award?lang=eng

 

 

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