CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The “International PhD Programme for Medical Doctors”, Emerald
Application deadline November 14th, 5 pm Central European Time

ARE YOU:

  • A medical doctor with up to four years of research experience?
  • Eager to explore why diseases arise and to contribute to development of novel treatment?
  • Driven to pursue a PhD and develop your scientific competencies?

12 PhD positions are available for this call across seven top European biomedical research centres: BRIC (Copenhagen), CRG (Barcelona), NKI (Amsterdam), IGC (Lisbon) MDC (Berlin), VIB (Flanders), IC (Paris). In case of high numbers of exceptional good applications to this first call, up to 16 fellows will be hired. A second call will open in April 2022.

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Grand challenges Canada Global Mental Health

Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program supports Bold Ideas with Big Impact.® The aim of the program is to seed and transition to scale high impact innovations that support the mental health needs of underserved individuals, in particular young people, in low-and middle-income countries. The Global Mental Health program has launched its second round of funding. Seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD are available for innovations that seek to enhance mental health literacy and/or provide youth-friendly services to address the mental health needs of the most underserved young people, aged 10 – 24, in low- and middle-income countries.Innovations must take a person centered, rights-based approach, and must involve young people and young people with lived experiences of mental health challenges from the outset.

Application Deadlines

  • November 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST (5:00pm UTC) – All applicants MUST register for an account on the Grand Challenges Canada Fluxx Portal by this date. ONLY applicants registered by this date will be eligible to submit an application.
  • December 1, 2021 at 12:00pm EST (5:00pm UTC) – All applicants MUST submit an application via Grand Challenges Canada Fluxx Portal by this date to be considered for funding. Proposals submitted after this date and time will not be accepted.

For more information click, https://www.grandchallenges.ca/programs/global-mental-health/

 

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS)

The Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) is the first electronic medical records-based network poised to integrate clinical data from the diverse population of HIV-infected patients in the HAART era to better define the relationship between patient and treatment factors and long-term clinical outcomes.

Apply for CNICS RFA – Opportunity for funding up to $15K Direct Costs for 1 year. Eligibility is listed below. Please direct all questions and applications to mthielen@uabmc.edu.

  • Must be a new investigator to CNICS. Preference will be given to NIH defined Early Stage Investigator (ESI) and investigators from underrepresented groups. International investigators are allowed to apply.
  • Include a senior CNICS Mentor/ Collaborator *
  • Submit a CNICS Concept Proposal. Only secondary analysis studies will be reviewed.
  • Provide a detailed budget, budget justification, and Biosketch

Deadline: 1 December 2021

For more information click, https://sites.uab.edu/cnics/

Innate Immune Memory Impacting HIV Acquisition and/or Control (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to investigate innate immune cell effector functions and innate immune memory as a means to prevent HIV infection and/or establishment of disease. Exploratory research from basic molecular mechanisms, translational work, and clinical research examining innate memory are encouraged.

Due date: 6 December 2021

For more information, click https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-041.html?

 

Effectiveness and Implementation Research for Post-Acute Interventions to Optimize Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks research applications for effectiveness and implementation science on the post-acute (long-term or chronic) management of mental health conditions. This FOA aims to advance the development of novel and innovative implementation research to improve the availability and accessibility of post-acute services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). All successful applications are expected to provide approaches to obtain new information concerning the different health system arrangements and using this information to identify modifiable restrictions in the supply of these services and potential policy interventions to alter the status quo.

Due date: 9 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-22-100.html

 

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

Call for Applications for the TAGENDI PhD fellowship program

ESA Addressing Gender and Diversity Regional Gaps in Clinical Research Capacity (TAGENDI) the PhD fellowship program, is inviting applications for Doctoral Fellowships funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The purpose of this call is to contribute to the reduction of the gender and diversity gaps by training female PhD candidates from participating TESA member African countries or institutions which include South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in collaboration with European country partner institutions from the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and France. Participating institutions in the different African countries are listed on the TESA website (https://tesanoe.net).

Closing Date for Applications: 29 October 2021 at 5:00 pm CAT.

For more information click, https://en.cismmanhica.org/post/call-for-applications-for-the-tagendi-phd-fellowship-program

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

 

7th Edition Of Science By Women Program Request For Applications For Visiting Senior Research Fellowships In Spanish Centers Of Excellence

The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through the drive of its women, is launching the 7th Edition of SCIENCE BY WOMEN programme, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change. Considering the exceptional challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the fellowships are focused on the research and innovation carried out by African women scientists from the diverse and interdisciplinary approaches.

Each of these centres will host 1 senior woman researcher with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience for a six-month fellowship.

Deadline for proposals submission October 30, 2021

For more information, click https://mujeresporafrica.es/7th-edition-science-by-woman/

 

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.

Where your host organisation is based: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India and mainland China)

Level of funding: Salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses

Duration of funding: Usually 5 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and longer if held on a part-time basis

Deadline: 26 October 2021

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

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-252

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, as defined by the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups, 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.

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 clinical trial.

Deadline: 3 November 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-252.html

 

 

Lloyd’s Register Foundation Small Grants scheme – for grants up to £10,000 GBP for organisations

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is an independent global charity with a unique structure and an important mission: engineering a safer world. We reduce risk and enhance the safety of the critical infrastructure that modern society relies upon in areas such as energy, transport and food. We do this by supporting high quality research, accelerating technology to application and through education and public outreach.

Deadline: 8 November 2021

For more information click, https://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/en/funding/calls-for-funding/

 

Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change

The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years. We accept Intent to Apply forms once a year in this program. We view partnerships as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education, broadly construed. Over the long term, we anticipate that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, families, communities, and institutions where learning and teaching happen (e.g., schools, universities, museums, other workplaces).

Intent to Apply deadline: November 10, 2021 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL

Full Proposal Deadline: December 8, 2021 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL

For more information click; https://www.spencer.org/grant_types/research-practice-partnerships  or https://www.spencer.org/grant_types/research-practice-partnerships.pdf

 

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Required) PAR-21-251

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, as defined by the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups, 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.

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 clinical trial, as part of their research and career development.

Deadline: 3 November 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-21-251.html

 

HIV-associated Non-Communicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

The goals of this program are to support locally relevant research in critical areas of HIV-associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) Institutions, to enhance research capacity, and to build a network of researchers both within and across LMICs to address this critical burden. This initiative is expected to stimulate new research on the interplay between HIV and development of NCDs in persons living with HIV (PLWH). This includes exploratory studies to uncover the extent to which HIV infection influences the etiopathogenesis of the NCDs; and to identify and develop appropriate approaches for effective diagnosis, prevention, therapeutic interventions and integrated clinical care for PLWH with the comorbid conditions. Applicants should develop their studies in keeping with the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities (https://www.oar.nih.gov/hiv-policy-and-research/research-priorities ; https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-018.html)

Deadline: 8 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-246.html

 

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-319

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, piloting innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions/ scientists on brain and other nervous system-related function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. Research on the full spectrum of neuro-health, neurological, neuromuscular, sensory, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, behavioral and neurodevelopmental function and disorders may span the full range of science from basic to clinical to translation and implementation research. Scientists in LMIC institutions may partner with scientists in other LMIC institutions and/or U.S. institutions . Income categories are defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups). These grants are expected to foster the development of more comprehensive research programs that contribute to the long-term goals of building sustainable neuro-health research capacity in LMICs to address brain, nervous system and neuromuscular related development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment and implementation strategies. The proposed work may also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.

Deadline: 9 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-319.html

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-21-311

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions/ scientists on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. Research on neuro-health and neurological, neuromuscular, sensory, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, behavioral and neurodevelopmental function and disorders may span the full range of science from basic to clinical to translation and implementation research. Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper middle-income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with LMIC institutions. Scientists in UMICs may partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. Income categories are defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups.

The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building and strengthening sustainable neuro-health research capacity in LMICs to address brain, nervous system and neuromuscular development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, treatments, prevention and implementation strategies. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project. R01 Applications must be relevant to the mission of one of the participating ICs other than FIC. Applicants for this R01 should consult with the listed IC staff contact(s). Confirmation of interest from at least one NIH IC, other than FIC is strongly encouraged, before applying.

Deadline: 9 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-311.html

Implementation Science for Cancer Control in People Living with HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support Implementation Science for Cancer Control in People Living with HIV (PLWH) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) to accelerate the integration of evidence-based cancer control interventions for PLWH by leveraging existing HIV treatment and prevention infrastructure. Specifically, this FOA solicits applications that will identify, understand, and develop strategies to address barriers to the adoption, integration, and sustainability of evidence-based cancer control interventions among PLWH in LMICs and generate data in LMICs that can inform effective and equitable implementation of evidence-based cancer control for PLWH worldwide. Responsive applications should include multi-disciplinary teams of researchers with expertise in HIV, cancer, and implementation science to address the cancer control needs of PLWH populations specific to the proposed LMIC context.

Deadline: 15 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-21-056.html

 

American Society of Haematology, International Postdoctoral Fellows Program

As part of its continuous effort to provide valuable opportunities to international hematologists, ASH offers the International Postdoctoral Fellows (IPDF) program. This program allows postdoctoral fellows to access valuable ASH resources at no charge for up to four years.

Eligibility

  • This program is open to postdoctoral fellows with a PhD, MD, or equivalent medical degree who:
  • Reside outside Canada, Mexico, or the United States,
  • Register for the ASH annual meeting as a non-member in training, and
  • Are enrolled in an approved hematology or oncology training program.

Deadline: not specified

For more information click, https://www.hematology.org/education/trainees/fellows/ipdfp

Glocal Health Fellowship

The 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

Deadline: 1 November 2021

For more information click, https://ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/fellowships/glocal-health-fellowship/application-process

 

Dental Public Health Research Fellowship

NIDCR is pleased to announce a new dental public health research training program for dentists. The full-time, three-year fellowship on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, will equip dental professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to initiate and conduct impactful population-level oral health research that improves the well-being of individuals and communities. Foreign applicants who meet stated requirements are eligible to apply.

Deadline: November 17, 2021

For more information click, https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/careers-training/interns-fellows/graduate-students/dental-public-health-research-fellowship?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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