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Operational Research to Support the Elimination of Communicable Diseases in the Latin American and Caribbean Region – call for proposals

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 27, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on April 18, 2020
Pan American Health Orgaization - PAHO - logo
Pan American Health Orgaization - PAHO - logo

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), is pleased to announce the 2020 – 2021 call for applications for the Joint PAHO/TDR Small Grant Scheme for operational research to support the elimination of communicable diseases in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.

TDR promotes and supports research in infectious disease of poverty that leads to health improvement. It also helps strengthen individual and institutional research capacity in developing countries. Translating research results into policy and practice, and engaging individuals and communities in using research evidence to reduce the disease burden in their respective countries, are key components.

Facilitate and strengthen elimination-oriented operational research in selected communicable diseases that are potential candidates for elimination through an integrated approach.

Priority Research Areas by Disease and Health Condition:
a) Trachoma;
b) Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of Hepatis B virus and Chagas;
c) Schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis;
d) Tuberculosis.

Eligibility Criteria:
1) Application must be complete and be submitted before the deadline;
2) Research proposed must be conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean;
3) Principal investigator must be based in institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, including national tropical/communicable disease control program, ministries of health, academic institutions, research institutes, national research institutions; and non-governmental organizations;
4) The research project proposed in the application must relate to the objective and scope described in the present call;
5) Proposals submitted should include a signed acknowledgement letter of the manager of the program area or person in charge of the program that is related to the project at any level of the public health/healthcare services. The acknowledgement letter does not mean there is need of clearance for the project, as no technical assessment is needed at this level.

Financial support:
A total of five proposals for up to US$ 30 000 per grant will be funded.
Co-funding from domestic or other sources is encouraged.

Study duration: 12-18 months.

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A total of five proposals for up to US$ 30 000 per grant will be funded. Co-funding from domestic or other sources is encouraged.

Study duration: 12-18 months.

Application deadline: 19 April 2020 at 23:59 Eastern Standard Time.


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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 27
Mar 27

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks, Ana.