Research Funding Noticeboard
FOA - NIH: Implementation Science for Cancer Control in People Living with HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (U01)-
Funding Opportunity Announcement - NIH: Implementation Science for Cancer Control in People Living with HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (U01)
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 ((U01 Clinical Trial Optional; RFA-CA-23-033).
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. Research strategies need to be consistent with the High Priority topics of research identified in the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining AIDS Funding (see NOT-OD-20-018).
Application budgets should not exceed US$500,000 in direct costs per year.
The maximum project period is 5 years.
PI to initiate an eRA proposal approval request and contact the Departmental Finance Officer no later than
3 November 2023
If an Institutional Letter of Support (LOS) is required, PI to complete this LOS request form by no later than
24 November 2023
PI to submit an eRA proposal approval request to the Finance Approver step on eRA no later than
5 December 2023
PI to submit the application on ASSIST no later than
12 December 2023
RC&I to action final submission on ASSIST no later than
15 December 2023
For more information, click here.
Call for Applications: 4-year AMARI full-time PhD fellowship-
Extended deadline: 23 October 2023
The African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) is a mental health research capacity building programme and consortium of six African universities whose overall goal is to build excellence in leadership, training, and science amongst African scholars in mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) research in Africa. AMARI-II aims to shift the centre of gravity in global mental health (GMH) by ensuring that African scientists become leaders in GMH research, training and implementation. Key focus will be on strengthening AMARI-II’s collective ability to introduce interventions that reduce the treatment gap for mental health conditions in Africa. The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) invites applications from South African citizens or permanent residents for a 4-year full-time PhD fellowship.
Interested applicants should complete the application form and contact Associate Professor Claire van der Westhuizen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms Songelwa Mobo at email@example.com should they have any questions.
Funding Opportunity Announcement: Wellcome Trust Career Development Award-
Deadline: 16 November 2023
The Wellcome Trust Career Development Award scheme is soliciting applications, that will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health, and wellbeing, from mid-career researchers who have the potential to be international research leaders. Grants are available for up to eight years and applicants may request salary (if required) and the resources required for their research programme.
Please find the full fellowship call here.
Please complete this FHS intention-to-submit form by 29 September if you intend applying for this call. Please note that completion of this form is for the purposes of internal support and tracking, it is not linked to funder application processes and does not commit you to applying to this opportunity.
Funding Opportunity Announcement: Wellcome Trust Early Career Award-
Deadline: 05 October 023
The Wellcome Trust Early-Career Award scheme is soliciting applications from early-career researchers that will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health, and wellbeing. Grants are available for up to five years and applicants may request salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses.
Please find the full fellowship call here.
Please complete this FHS intention-to-submit form by 24 August if you intend applying for this call. Please note that completion of this form is for the purposes of internal support and tracking, it is not linked to funder application processes and does not commit you to applying to this opportunity.
PhD in Public Health Scholarship - The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Toronto-
Deadline: 24 November 2023
We are pleased to announce the start of the 2024-2025 Mastercard Foundation scholarship recruitment for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at the University of Toronto. This scholarship opportunity is open to recent alumni and graduating students at our Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative partner universities. These graduate scholarships will be awarded to those individuals who have demonstrated academic excellence in public health and health systems and a personal commitment to going back and giving back to their home countries at the completion of their degree.
We will offer 2 virtual information sessions for interested applicants. To register to attend a session, click link below:
- Wednesday, September 13th, 2023, at 8:00 am EST (Toronto time) https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MaKm26gaTrqA4j7xXdslWw
- Wednesday. September 27th, 2023, at 10:00 am EST (Toronto time) https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kDU-trjtQh6K4yINsaXWm
Please find the full scholarship call here.
Funding Opportunity - Spencer Foundation: Research-Practice Partnership Grants Programme-
Funder Deadline: 15 November 2023
The Spencer Foundation’s Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Programme is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships. Partnerships are viewed as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education. Over the long term, research conducted by RPPs should 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, community centres, parks, museums, other workplaces).
Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs are expected to have a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or demonstrated professional experience appropriate for this programme
PIs and Co-PIs may only hold one active research grant from the Spencer Foundation at a time
Total budget limited to $400 000
Duration of up to three years
Please find the full opportunity call here.
Funding Opportunity - NIH: Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01)-
eRA proposal deadline: 30 October 2023
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications proposing innovative, collaborative research projects on global neuro-health including brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout the lifespan, relevant to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This includes, but is not limited to, neurological, neuromuscular, mental, cognitive, sensory, developmental, and behavioural disorders and spans the full range of science approaches from basic to clinical, translation and implementation research. These research programmes are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building sustainable neuro-health research capacity and research in LMICs ultimately leading to diagnostics, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and implementation strategies (R01 Clinical trial optional; PAR-22-097).
Application Due Date:
- General: 15 November 2023
- AIDS-related: 11 December 2023
For more information, please read the full funding opportunity announcement here.
Call for Applications: National Institutes of Mental Health peer reviewers-
Deadline: 15 October 2023
The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) is looking to expand the pool of peer reviewers with mental health researchers who can bring diverse perspectives to the peer review process. The NIMH peer review process aims to ensure that grant applications submitted to the NIH are evaluated by scientific experts in a manner free from inappropriate influences. Peer reviewers provide feedback on the scientific merit of grant applications.
Successful applicants should:
- Have an academic and/or professional doctorate degree
- Have at least 1 year of experience at the instructor level or higher. Post-doctoral fellows might be considered if they have at least 5 years of relevant experience
- Be able to demonstrate evidence of an active research program through publications and funded research studies
In addition to serving the scientific community, there are many benefits to being a peer reviewer:
- Gain a better understanding of how applications are evaluated
- Learn what really impresses reviewers and apply that knowledge to your future applications
- Get the opportunity to network with eminent mental health researcher
How to Apply:
Funding Opportunity Announcement: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Essential Open Source for Science-
Deadline: 17 October 2023
Open source software is crucial to modern scientific research, advancing biology and medicine while providing reproducibility and transparency. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the Wellcome Trust (Wellcome), and The Kavli Foundation (Kavli) (“The Funders”) invites letters of intent (LOI) in support of open source software projects essential for biomedical research. This FOA supports software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for critical open source tools. The aim of the programme is to provide software projects with resources to support their tools and the communities behind them. Ideal applications will have previously demonstrated impact, currently show potential for continued improvement, and expect to deliver added value to the biomedical research community through the proposed activities.
Funding between $50,000 USD and $200,000 USD total costs per year
Awards will be for two years in duration
Letter of Intent - 17 October 2023
Full proposal deadline (if invited) - 5 December 2023
Please read the full announcement here.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) - Global Grand Challenges: Strengthening health and disease modelling for public health decision making in Africa-
Deadline: 23 October 2023
Mathematical modelling is a valuable tool for informing policy-making and programmatic decision-making in the public health domain. Modelling can be applied to analyse key areas from disease burden estimation, to evaluating the potential impact of control interventions, to informing product development. Approaches to guide public health action led by local modelling units and co-created with decision-makers, bring an invaluable understanding of relevant local/regional context and questions, enabling higher impact.
This funding opportunity seeks proposals for innovative, high-quality modelling projects that will address specific research questions whilst:
- Increasing connectedness between African modelling institutes
- Growing the African modelling ecosystem
- Accelerating the translation of modelling outputs into meaningful policy and programmatic impact
This opportunity is a collaboration between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Wellcome Trust (Wellcome). Awards will be made either by Wellcome or BMGF depending on the focus area and budgetary scale of the proposed work. At the application stage, all applicants will have to indicate whether their proposal is being made to Wellcome or BMGF.
Wellcome Award : £3,000,000 for a project duration of 3-5 years
BMGF Award : $1,000,000 for a project duration of 3- 5 years
For further details, please read the full application call here.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wellcome Trust Mental Health Award: Understanding how anxiety- and trauma-related problems develop, persist and resolve-
Deadline: 14 November 2023
This Mental Health Award will fund researchers to investigate the causal mechanisms through which brain, body and environment interact over time in the development, persistence and resolution of anxiety- and trauma-related disorders. Wellcome’s aim is to drive a transformative change in our ability to intervene as early as possible in the course of anxiety, depression and psychosis, in ways that reflect the priorities and needs of people who experience these problems.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must address at least one of the following two priorities:
- Research that considers multiple levels of explanation
- Research in low- and middle-income countries
Grants are available for up to five years and applicants may request and up to £4 million.
Preliminary application - 14 November 2023
Full proposals (if invited) - 5 March 2024
For further details, please read the full application call here.
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