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Joint WHO-AFRO/TDR/EDCTP Small Research Grants Scheme for Least Develop Countries in Africa, 2018

Applications are invited for Joint WHO-AFRO/TDR/EDCTP Small Grants Scheme for implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty. Only applicants from the WHO African Region are eligible to apply.

In response to the World Bank’s call for proposals for African Centres of Excellence, the University of Ghana proposed the establishment of the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at Legon.



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The aim of this call is to strengthen capacity for implementation research conducted through close collaboration between researchers and national disease programmes.

Study Subject: Grants are available to pursue research.

Award: Grants are awarded for implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty.

Number of Awards: Up to US$ 15 000 per grant. Co-funding from domestic or other sources is encouraged.

The award can be taken in Africa

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :

  • Applicants must be based in African institutions, including national tropical/communicable disease control programmes, ministries of health, academic institutions, research institutes; and non-governmental organizations.
  • Applications are particularly encouraged from early career investigators, women, or are from the group of least-developed countries.

Nationality: Applicants from least-developed countries are eligible to apply for this grant.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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How to Apply: The completed application form should be signed by all investigators and submitted by e-mail to afrgorplsmallgrants-at-who.int Curriculum vitae of the principal investigator (PI) must not exceed one page.

It should clearly indicate the PI’s affiliation and complete address (including telephone number and e-mail), as well as an affiliated institution(s). The full name of the PI (with the family name underlined), gender, date of birth, nationality, qualifications and the nature of the applicant’s current and previous posts must be clearly stated. The costing of the project must be included and expressed in US dollars.

Both the proposal and PI information can be submitted in English, French or Portuguese. Any applicant who does not fully complete the prescribed proposal form will not be considered for funding.

All documents (proposal, ethical approval, budget, CV) must be combined into one PDF file in the Applicant’s name followed by SGS2017. For example, Dr John Smith’s application should be in pdf file called: SmithJ_SGS2017.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is November 30, 2017.

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