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  • 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). 


    Award details:  

    • 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.

    Please read the call for application flyer here, and the application form here.

    Interested applicants should complete the application form and contact Associate Professor Claire van der Westhuizen at or Ms Songelwa Mobo at should they have any questions.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity - Human African Molecular Placental Research Platform (HAMLET)


    Applications from suitably qualified individuals are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Human African Molecular Placental Research Platform (HAMLET) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town.

    This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting reproductive biology research team with focus on pregnancy outcomes associated with pregnancy mediated disorders including embryo-decidual crosstalk, recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), preterm birth and preeclampsia. Further, the platform is investigating the molecular effects of antiretroviral treatment (ART) on T cells, trophoblasts and placental function


    Please read the full fellowship call here.


  • Funding Opportunity Announcement - New Frontiers Research Award | 30 September 2023


    Funder's Stage 1 application deadline: 30 September 2023

    Update: No eRA preliminary proposal approval is required at the Concept Note stage.

    The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) has launched the New Frontiers Research Award to recognise the efforts of visionary early- to mid-career researchers. Projects will be funded up to R1.5 million per year for 5 years. 
    For further details on this opportunity, please read the full FOA call here.
    Please complete this FHS intention-to-submit form  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 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:

    Please find the full scholarship call here.

  • New Innovation Builder Fund - Call for Expressions of Interest 


    Deadline: 25 September 2023

    The University of Cape Town's Innovation Builder Fund (IBF) is now accepting new expressions of interest. The IBF was launched in 2019 with the primary goal of nurturing and advancing UCT research projects that have demonstrated an initial proof of concept. The fund is designed to support projects that have been assessed as commercially viable and where research outputs have either been protected or have protectable intellectual property (IP).

    This unique opportunity not only provides financial support, but also aids in maturing research outputs and mitigating associated risks, thereby preparing them for later-stage funding. Successful projects will receive a grant of up to R500,000 to aid in their development.
    We welcome applications from researchers across all disciplines who are conducting innovative research with the potential for commercial application and IP protection.

    To express your interest, fill the attached Expression-of-Interest form and send to
    For more information about the Innovation Builder Fund, including detailed application requirements and procedures, please visit the fund's page on the UCT website at
    We look forward to your innovative research proposals and the opportunity to support the continued growth of research and innovation at UCT.

  • Call for Nominations: SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards


    The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has issued a call for nominations for the annual 2023 SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards. The awards seek to honor the best scientific minds and contributions within health research whose work reflect innovative methods and novel approaches to public health concerns, to potentially impact on policy and subsequently to the betterment of the lives of South Africans. 


    Qualifying candidates are individual researchers who have, through published work, made groundbreaking contributions to impactful world-class science and health research aimed at advancing the lives of South Africans. The Awards, which are among the most prestigious in the country, are a set of medals including: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and the special President’s Awards. 


    Nominations close on 30 September 2023 



    Platinum Medals: Up to two platinum medals will be awarded to accomplished South African citizens and permanent resident scientists for outstanding lifetime scientific achievement in the field of health.   

    Gold Medals: Up to four gold medals will be awarded to established senior scientists who have made seminal scientific contributions that have impacted on the health of people, especially those living in developing countries.  

    Silver Medals: Up to four silver medals will be awarded to early/mid-career scientists from either a MBBCH/ MBCHb background or from a PhD background, for important scientific contributions made within 10 years of having been awarded their PhD or MMed.  

    Bronze Medals: Bronze medals will be awarded to scientists who have recently entered into research, with not less than 5 years post PhD experience. The award is not tied to chronological age, but researchers should preferably be under 50 years of age. 


    For more details about these opportunities, including the nomination process and selection criteria, please visit the funder’s page and review the application form


    Applications should be submitted in MS Word format to: on or before 30 September 2023. 

  • 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 
    Award details:  
    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:

    1. Click on the NIMH Peer Reviewer Registration Form to submit yor application.
    2. Your information will be reviewed by staff at NIMH for eligibility to serve as a reviewer.
    3. You will receive an email informing you of the outcome. For questions, please contact
  • 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.   
    Award details:   
    Funding between $50,000 USD and $200,000 USD total costs per year  
    Awards will be for two years in duration  
    Submission deadlines:   
    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: 

    1. Research that considers multiple levels of explanation 
    2. Research in low- and middle-income countries 

    Award details:   
    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.