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Tuesday 31st January 2023

Request for proposals

Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC)

The Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC) has opened a new Request for Proposals (RfP) for:

  • groups with disease-specific models of vaccine impact for malaria, COVID-19, meningitis A / multivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MMCV), hepatitis B
  • other cross-cutting groups that will add value to the Consortium, e.g. focusing on operational aspects, health economics, impact of climate on disease dynamics and geospatial aspects

They have now held a webinar, and a recording and presentation slides are available on request. They have also put an FAQ document on their website.

Next steps for groups applying to the RfP are:

  1. Read the Guide for Applicants and FAQ to check your eligibility.
  2. Register your group’s interest (full instructions in the guide). Groups are encouraged to register as early as possible, as you may need access to Montagu (VIMC’s delivery platform).
  3. Submit all application documents by 31 January 2023.

For information in other languages, please see here: Français/Português/Español. Please note that VIMC’s working language is English, and application forms must be completed in English.

Successful models will be invited to join the Consortium as full members and will receive core-funding of up to USD $73,000 or GBP £60,000 per year.

Applicants must be based in a university or other academic/research institution. Prior modelling experience is essential, and models must already be developed and in use. For some categories, applications are restricted to LMIC-based groups, with priority given to specific countries/regions.

The Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC) was established in 2016, with a secretariat based at Imperial College London. They are now entering a new five-year phase, funded by the Gates Foundation, Gavi, and the Wellcome Trust. This phase will see a greater focus on modelling to address questions for vaccine policy and practice, working with a more diverse international community of modellers.

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Tuesday 31st January 2023

Interventions to Enhance Epidemic Intelligence, Surveillance, and Outbreak Response

Grand Challenges Senegal

Grand Challenges Senegal is a not-for-profit innovation fund, hosted by the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) foundation. The purpose of Grand Challenges Senegal is to advance the ecosystem for public health innovation in Africa.


Your application must be submitted through the online portal. Please provide all contact information requested, a two-page proposal, and a one-page budget by January 31st, 2023, 12pm GMT via the online portal. There is no template for the…

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Wednesday 15th February 2023

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History

American Historical Association (AHA), US

American Historical Association (AHA), US

The American Historical Association offers the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960.

Maximum award: USD 1,500

Closing date: 15 Feb 23


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Tuesday 7th March 2023 NEW!

AMR diagnostics and surveillance

Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR), EU

Through this call, the ERA-NET JPIAMR-ACTION intends to create and reinforce the collaboration between research partners coming from different countries and different fields of expertise to promote research on antimicrobial resistance. Funding is granted for up to three years.

Maximum award: Not specified

Closing date: 07 Mar 23

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Monday 13th March 2023

Commonwealth climate resilience challenge grants

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), GB

ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants support initiatives addressing climate resilience.
Tthe grants support collaborative work focused on either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN):

  • Enhancing the climate resilience of…

Maximum award: £2,500

Closing date: 13 Mar 23

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Tuesday 28th March 2023

Newton International Fellowships - Natural Sciences

Royal Society, GB

These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics…

Maximum award: £60,000

Closing date: 28 Mar 23

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Saturday 1st April 2023

Gerald Averay Wainwright research grants for Near Eastern archaeology

University of Oxford, GB

These encourage the study of non-classical archaeology and general history as deduced from comparative archaeology of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East. The grant is worth up to £8,000.

Maximum award: £8,000

Closing date: 01 Apr 23

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