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 increase in care-seeking behavior and/or decrease in transmission, b) reducing the impact of stigma on adolescent and/or youth health, 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 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 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) 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.

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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