Deadline:

 September 30, 2019.

Location:

Africa

(Paid opportunity)

Description

African Researchers’ Small Grants Program III

The African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK aid from the UK government, through the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD), is seeking proposals for both operational and social science research on ‘’Emerging Challenges facing NTD program implementation in Africa.’’ This third edition of the Small Grants Program (SGP III) is to support African researchers in both early and mid/late career to undertake operational research aligned with the goals established in the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases. SGP III is comprised of two small grant funding tracks:

a. Small grants for junior researchers
b. Small grants for mid-career and/or senior researchers.

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Who is the target group?
This third call for proposals is targeted at outstanding researchers – especially beginning researchers – and academics based in research institutions or universities in Africa. Applicants will have to demonstrate that the proposed research or activity is aligned with country/program interests and has potential institutional/individual capacity-building impact. The small grants targeted at junior and senior researchers at the Masters or PhD level will provide grants ranging from USD $5,000 – $25,000. Applications are accepted in both English and French.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Topic: Support for African researchers in both early and mid/late career to undertake operational research aligned with the goals established in the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases.

  • Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD), is seeking proposals for both operational and social science research on ‘’Emerging Challenges facing NTD program implementation in Africa.’’

Required Languages

English and French.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, COMOROS.

Program Period

Depending on the program.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

General criteria:

  1. Must be currently employed by or enrolled as a student in an academic, health, or research institution in Africa for the duration of the grant
  2. Must demonstrate having a commitment to NTD-related research as well as the skills and experience required to carry out the proposed work
  3. Must be able to provide evidence of research output, including publications and/or presentations at scientific conferences

Specific to applicants for the junior researchers’ grants:

  1. Must be an early career researcher, defined as a basic biomedical scientist, clinically qualified investigator, or public health researcher, who has not previously competed successfully as principal investigator for a major research grant (i.e., ≥USD 200,000)
  2. Must hold at least a Master’s degree or should be actively enrolled in doctoral studies. Applicants holding a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, DSc) must have graduated no more than seven years ago. Clinicians (e.g. MBChB, MBBS, MD, DVM holders), who have not completed a Master’s degree must have some specialist training (e.g., Membership, Fellowship) or be able to demonstrate relevant research training/experience
  3. Must not currently hold positions above lecturer/assistant professor level or equivalent
  4. Must be able to provide written evidence of commitment to providing mentorship and supervision from a senior researcher with a track record and ongoing commitment to NTD research.

Specific to applicants for the mid-career/senior researchers grants:

  1. Must be a mid-career/senior researcher, defined as a basic biomedical scientist, clinically qualified investigator, or public health researcher, who has previously competed successfully as principal investigator for a major research grant, but is no more than fifteen years from their highest degree of study
  2. Must hold a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DrPH, DSc). Clinicians (e.g. MBChB, MBBS, MD, DVM holders), who have not completed a PhD must have completed specialist training (e.g., Fellowship) or be able to demonstrate relevant training tied to research (e.g., MSc, MPhil), or experience
  3. Must hold a position no lower than Senior lecturer/Senior Scientific Officer level or equivalent
  4. Must demonstrate that they have a track record and ongoing commitment to NTD research

 

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • Budget for SGP III: USD 300,000
  • Maximum funding per award: USD 25,000

How to Apply

First Step:

  1. Access the online application form and instructions here, complete all required sections and submit ahead of the deadline]
  2. Upload a copy of your budget. Download template in English here and in French here.

Second Step:

  • Review of the application will take the following into consideration:
  • The eligibility of the applicant
  • The scientific merit of the proposed project
  • The significance of the research
  • The potential for scaling up the research[2]
  • The overall quality of the application

Inquiries can be made from the ARNTD Secretariat at any point during the period when the call is open by sending an email with the subject line “Inquiry SGP III” to secretariat@arntd.org.

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This Scholarship Published by:
” Mennatullah Ayman \ Egypt “

Reviewed by” Nada Ahmed/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team