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

Selection of consortiums of institutions for testing the efficiency of the Sterile Insect Technique to control Vector Borne Diseases

Deadline for applications: : 27 September 2019
Consortiums of institutions, vector control agencies and public health stakeholders working on innovative vector control approaches, in particular on testing the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), are invited to submit collaborative proposals to test the SIT technology against mosquito vectors of diseases with epidemiological evaluation of the outcomes. The proposals will target the following species: Aedes aegypti and/or Ae. albopictus. The expected results should include the requirements and feasibility of the implementation of the technology at different scales.


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.