Grants and other funding activities

TDR funds specific research projects in diseases of poverty, which cover infectious diseases and the culture and environment that contribute to these problems. We also support the development of individuals and institutions in the countries where these diseases are prevalent.

More information on TDR priorities can be found in the TDR strategy 2018-2023 and TDR's Portfolio Prioritization Model.

Selection criteria are explained in each grant call.

Below are the current opportunities.


Calls for grant applications or/and letters of interest

Postgraduate training grants now available

Seven universities provide Masters level degrees that focus on implementation research. Applications need to be submitted to the universities.

Ongoing calls for applications

The BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh
University of the Witwatersrand, School of Public Health, South Africa

Small Grants Scheme for Operational / Implementation Research to tackle the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

Deadline for applications: 15 July 2019
The scope of the call is to cover a spectrum of studies that utilize operational or implementation research methodology, focusing on a One Health approach including human, animal and/or environmental health as one of the core principles of an effective response against the AMR problem.


TDR scientists list

TDR alumni

TDR now using ORCID iD for all grantees

A simple, effective and free solution to identifying researchers and avoiding confusion among professionals and their work is now in use at TDR. The ORCID iD, a unique identification, provides benefits to researchers and for tracking the impact of TDR grants.