Many exceptional researchers in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) focused on infectious diseases of poverty have compelling scientific ideas but lack the institutional support necessary to apply for research grants.
Crowdfunding now makes it possible for researchers to directly seek support from the public. We are launching an innovation challenge to identify individuals with promising infectious diseases research ideas in LMIC settings to build their capacity to crowdfund their research.
We are launching an open call to solicit creative research proposals.
An expert team will review proposals and a shortlist of candidates will be chosen.
Our team will partner with these candidates to build capacity for crowdfunding, through providing open access tools and tailored feedback in order to help them build an effective crowdfunding pitch.
Ultimately we are aiming to empower researchers to be more effective in crowdfunding through public engagement.
Visit www.seshglobal.org/Crowdfunding to learn more about eligibility, submission format, prizes, timelines, project partners, IRB specifications and more.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON 30 JUNE 2019
ABOUT TDR GLOBAL
TDR Global is a community of passionate scientists and experts who have been working with TDR to support the global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty. TDR Global members are TDR grantees, experts and researchers, TDR Staff and supporters. The aim of TDR Global is to catalyze local collaborative actions for research on infectious diseases of poverty by creating an environment of interaction, networking and sharing. http://www.who.int/tdr/partnerships/tdr-global/en/TDR | TDR Global
TDR is a Research Fairness Initiative reporting organization
The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
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HIFA profile: Rob Terry is Knowledge Manager at TDR - World Health Organization, Switzerland. Professional interests: Health R&D policy, strategy and priority setting particularly in the neglected diseases. Using implementation and operational research to improve public health. Open access and data sharing. Strengthening methods to use evidence to inform policy. He is a member of the HIFA working group on Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice.
www.hifa.org/support/members/robert terryr AT who.int