CLAP/WR-PAHO/ WHO calls for the submission of proposals to the HRP/TDR/PAHO Joint Small Grants Programme on Zika

Call for proposals for applicants from the Americas eligible to set HRP/TDR/PAHO small grants Programme to research on the outbreak of Zika in the Region for a maximum of U$S 20,000.

This is a joint Initiative between TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases that is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO; the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP); and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for the Americas - the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The Communicable Diseases Research Programme of the Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department and the Latin-American Perinatology, Women and Reproductive Health Center based in Uruguay are key technical PAHO/WHO collaborators.

The partners are pleased to announce this Call for Applications of the HRP/TDR/PAHO Joint Small Grants Programme (SGP). The goal is to approach the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in a holistic manner that encompasses epidemiology, vector control, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and health systems.  This approach should help ensure that new or improved knowledge resulting from this call supports a strengthened response to the ZIKV outbreak in the Americas.

The size of the budget for each grant will be based on the scope and focus of research proposals.
The maximum budget for any individual proposal supported from this initiative shall not exceed US$ 20 000.

Study duration:  one year

All proposals should be submitted with the application form provided.  Applications can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.  The completed application form should be signed by all investigators and submitted by e-mail to: SGP@PAHO.ORG

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