Last Updated

13 Jun 2022

TDR Call for Proposals: One Health as a transdisciplinary ecosystem approach for vector-borne diseases in the context of climate change

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, together with WHO’s Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) and Climate Change, Health and Environment Team at WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), are pleased to announce this joint call for research proposal applications from consortiums of collaborating institutions in Africa to address implementation research priorities for One Health for vector-borne diseases (VBDs) in the context of climate change.

Successful applications from three consortiums will be selected and awarded grants up to US$ 100 000 each for a 12-month period.

Specific objectives:

  • to address the complex challenges with operationalizing and implementing One Health approaches for the prevention and control of VBDs in the context of climate change among vulnerable communities;
  • to include a theory of change and monitoring and evaluation framework; specifically, the application of a metrics/scorecard approach for evaluation of outputs- and outcomes-driven projects; and
  • to respond and contribute to the implementation of One Health by using new and innovative solutions/technologies that are anticipatory and pre-emptive to prevent and control disease outbreaks.

Eligibility criteria:

This research programme has a selective nature. It seeks to identify unique established institutions, consortiums or networks with expertise and a track record in One Health for vector-borne diseases in the context of climate change and for collaborating institutions that would benefit from a new influx of funding to advance their current One Health work and activities. TDR is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in science.

Researchers are encouraged to apply irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious, cultural and social backgrounds, or (dis)ability status.

When data is included, it should be disaggregated at least by sex and age and other social stratifiers as appropriate, e.g. education level, income, self-reported gender identity, social status or (dis)ability, wherever possible.

Plans for ensuring sex- and age-disaggregated data and gender analysed data should be clearly stated in the research application and considered in the early stages of the project design process.

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Application deadline July 10, 2022.