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International Funding Opportunities

The following international funding opportunities are for researchers (faculty, students and trainees).

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Opportunities by Canadian Organizations

CIHR – International and global health collaborations

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Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)

New Faculty Mobility Program for Canadians in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Government of Canada has launched a new scholarship initiative for Canadian professors and researchers to teach or conduct research, for three to eight weeks, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The new Faculty Mobility Program aims to increase the number of institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian, Latin and Caribbean post-secondary institutions.

Canadian post-secondary academic institutions can now submit scholarship applications, on behalf professors and researchers, in the form of a proposal detailing the proposed study or research projects in eligible countries. 

Application deadline: October 18, 2018

Global Affairs Canada

2019 International Policy Ideas Challenge

The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.

Applicatino deadline: March 29,2019.

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Grand Challenges Canada

Funding Opportunities

Grand Challenges Canada’s Stars in Global Health Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Grand Challenges Canada’s Stars in Global Health Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights seeks bold ideas with big impact, for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed. Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to CAD$100,000 for up to 12 months.

Areas of particular interest include innovations that focus on sexual and gender-based violence and child, early and forced marriage, and innovations with potential for scaling and strong paths to sustainability. 

Application deadline: September 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

It recognizes the world's top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in any branch of Global Health Research. Award value is $100,000. Application

IDRC

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IDRC Research Awards

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IDRC/UK Government’s Global AMR Innovation Fund

Developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Eligible research teams should be working on veterinary solutions to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with a focus on poultry, swine, or aquaculture animals. At least one of the administering institutions should be based in a low or middle-income country (Eligible countries: Central Asia; Far East Asia; Middle East; North and Central America; North of Sahara; Oceania; South America; South Asia; South of Sahara; West Indies)

Application deadline: September 12, by 11 AM (ET)

NSERC

Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects

Ontario Arts Council

Building Audiences and Markets: Grant Programs

Ontario Universities International

Offers four exchange programs: Baden-Württemberg (Germany), Jiangsu (China), Maharashtra, Goa and New Delhi area (India), and Rhône-Alpes (France).

a. The Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Faculty Research Exchange offers grants to support research visits to universities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg by faculty members at participating Ontario universities. While the objective is both to promote new collaborative research partnerships and to strengthen existing partnerships between researchers in Ontario and Baden-Württemberg, applications proposing new partnerships are particularly welcome.

The present competition is for grants to support research stays between May 1, and April 30, 2020. OBW Faculty Research Exchange grants will support researchers for a minimum of one month and a maximum of six months at the host university. Researchers who wish to stay longer than six months are still eligible to participate, but the maximum fundable period will be restricted to six months.

Learn more. Application deadline: October 31, 2018.

b. Ontario/Jiangsu (China) Summer Research Program offers four– month summer research opportunities for Canadian undergraduate and graduate students. Application details.

Applications for the Summer Research Program will be accepted up to January 31, 2019.

c. Ontario/Rhône-Alpes (France) ProgramO provides international study and research opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level for students in science, engineering and health science disciplines; for 3 - month periods during the summer. Program details and application process. Application deadline: Check with Western International for internal deadlines. Agency deadline: January 15, 2019.

d. Ontario-India Short-Term Study Program offers opportunities to participate at Indian institutions under the supervision of faculty members at Indian institutions, 2-3 months at any time in the calendar year. More details. Application deadline: It is advisable to begin researching options early in the Fall semester, well in advance of the January 31 deadline for applications.

SSHRC Belmont Forum

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SSHRC – International Research Funding

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SSHRC and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Horizon 2020 Migration Call  
This call specifically welcomes collaboration with Canadians: 

Subtheme: MIGRATION-07-2019: International protection of refugees in a comparative perspective 
Type of action: Research and Innovation Action
Call opens: November 6, 2018
Deadline: March 14, 2019
EU Budget: €9.00 million

Other sub-themes to be funded under this Call:

Subtheme: DT-MIGRATION-06-2018-2019: Addressing the challenge of migrant integration through ICT-enabled solutions
Type of action: Innovation Action 
Call opens: November 6, 2018
Deadline: March 14, 2019
EU Budget: €8.00 million
 
Subtheme: MIGRATION-01-2019: Understanding migration mobility patterns: elaborating mid and long-term migration scenarios
Type of action: Research and Innovation Action
Call opens: November 6, 2018
Deadline: March 14, 2019
EU Budget: €9.00 million
 
Subtheme: MIGRATION-03-2019: Social and economic effects of migration in Europe and integration policies
Type of action: Research and Innovation Action
Call opens: November 6, 2018
Deadline: March 14, 2019
EU Budget: €9.00 million

Universities Canada

Programs and Scholarship Information

Western’s New International Research Networks Award (NIRN)

Program information

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure

PSC Partners and affiliate PSC Partners Canada offer grants to conduct research that addresses an important and novel, basic or clinical research question related to PSC and closely associated diseases (such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and cholangiocarcinoma). Our Research Grants Program seeks to encourage investigators to conduct research in promising new areas, with the goal that data generated will lead to federal (NIH) or external international funding.Research grant funding is limited to $40,000 per year for 2 years ($80,000 total). However, focused proposals with smaller budget requests will also be considered.

Eligibility: Early Career and Emerging in Field; Mid-Career to Established in Field. Application Deadline: March 23rd, 2019. More Information.

Canada-US Fulbright Program: Fulbright Specialists Program

The program is designed to provide U.S. and Canadian faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.

Duration: 2 – 6 weeks and award amount is unspecified.

Eligibility: US and Canadian citizens; Mid-Career to Established in Field. More Information.

Faculty Mobility Program

The Government of Canada is offering a grant to Canadian professors and researchers to teach or conduct research, for a short period, in Latin America and the Caribbean.The Faculty Mobility Program aims to increase the number of institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian, Latin American and Caribbean postsecondary institutions. Canadian institutions have to apply on behalf of faculty by submitting a proposal detailing the proposed study or research projects in eligible countries

(Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos; Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama; North America: Mexico; or South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela). Duration: Three (3) to eight (8) weeksValue: Up to CAD 7,000Inclusions: airfare, living expenses, health insurance and visa or work permit fees and other eligible expenses. For more information, visit Faculty Mobility Program

Application deadline: February 19. 2019

The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program

Global Affairs Canada is offering short-term scholarships to students from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wishing to study or conduct research in Canada. It will provide approximately 200 scholarships in 2019-2020. For full program and application details, visit the following website

Application deadline: March 5, 2019

The Canada-China Scholar's Exchange Program 2019-2020

Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

Funding organizations: Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

Target audiences: Canadian students (college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada); Canadian faculty members and research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; Canadian mid-career professionals

Number of Scholarships: Over 20

Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals

Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living stipend, on-campus accommodation and medical insurance For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: Canada-China Scholar's Exchange Program

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Embassy of France Mobility Funding for Researchers

Eligibility: Canadian or French researchers affiliated to laboratories/ departments which are part of Canadian or French University/ Research Centre.

Funding: 1 return economy-class flight Canada- France or France-CanadaA contribution towards subsistence costs (per diem, for a maximum of three nights) Please send your application (PDF): Application Form, letter of invitation from the host institution, short CV to: assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org

For any information, same email address or Tel: +1 613-562-3794

Deadline for applications: February 17th 2019, 11:59pm EST

Global Affairs Canada Grant - Women as Agents of Change in the Americas

Global Affairs Canada has launched a call for preliminary proposals to enhance gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean region. This call will seek projects that focus on up to three areas targeting gender equality by: (i) enhancing women and girls’ participation in public life; (ii) preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence; and (iii) promoting women’s economic empowerment.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:00pm, Eastern Time. For more information, visit: Global Affairs Canada Grant site.

Western Internal Research Award

The New International Research Networks (NIRN) award is supported by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and aims to promote new collaborations between researchers from Western and their international colleagues. The NIRN award provides eligible Western researchers with an opportunity to access up to $5,000 to facilitate a new international research collaboration. The funds are intended to address the logistical costs incurred during the initial process of setting up a collaborative research project such as travel, communications costs, and/or small scale exploratory research. NIRN awards are adjudicated internally through a merit review process.

Applications will be received on a continuous basis throughout the program year.

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AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Medicine and Healthcare

Funded by: Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) The maximum amount awarded is a $45,000 stipend for one year, plus a $2,500 research and travel allowance. The awards may begin on the first of any month between September 1, 2019, and September 1, 2020. The fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work already started on projects featuring the study, analysis, and interpretation of past practices, philosophies, and/or epistemologies related to human health, health care, and/or disease or the education of health professionals, or to begin a new project in the field.

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Opportunities in the United States

John Templeton Foundation funds - U.S.A.

The John Templeton Foundation funds: Mathematical & Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; Human Sciences; Philosophy and Theology; Science in Dialogue; Character Development; Individual Freedoms and Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius; and Genetics.

United States Federal Funding

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National Institutes of Health - Population-level Cancer strategy

Predicting behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). More information.

Award Budget: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $270,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. Optional Clinical trial. Visit the NIH site for clinical trial guidelines: More information.

Deadline: April 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time.

Opportunities in China

Council of Leaned Societies

These grants for collaborative work in China studies are funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. In this cycle of competitions ACLS invites proposals in thehumanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective Projects may, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and dynamic populations of China. There are no restrictions as to the citizenship of participants or the location of the projects. Awards Amount: up to $25,000 for conferences; $10,000 to $15,000 for workshops and seminars; up to $6,000 for planning meetings. More details. Application deadline have passed. Information about the 2019-2020 competition will be posted in July 2019,

Chinese Scholar Council

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2019 Visiting Program for Young Sinologists

The Visiting Program for Young Sinologists is hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China aims to build a platform to support overseas young sinologists in carrying out Chinese studies, to provide convenient and substantial assistance for their academic research, to support their exchanges and collaborative research projects with outstanding Chinese academic, cultural, and educational institutions, groups, companies, and scholars, and to help them enhance their academic competence and international influence. The 2019 Visiting Program for Young Sinologists will host three programs in Shanghai, Shaanxi and Zhejiang under the theme of “Integrated Development of Culture and Tourism”. Each program lasts 21 days. About 100 people are expected to attend the programs.

Registration deadline: March 31, 2019. Application detail here.

Opportunities in Europe

Post Doc Pool Grants - Finland

The pool grants are intended only for sending researchers abroad from Finland and will cover all expenses for conducting research abroad, including travel and moving costs, schooling expenses and insurance. 

Stockholm International Water Institute - Sweden

Stockholm Water Prize worth $150,000USD. The Laureate receives global acknowledgement and visibility, a specially designed sculpture, and USD 150,000. He or she also has the privilege of presenting a lecture during the Opening Plenary of the World Water Week in Stockholm. 

The UK Department of International Development Funding

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The University of Essex International Visiting Fellowships - United Kingdom

The University of Essex International Visiting Fellowships are the University’s flagship research fellowship programme, in which internationally recognised researchers based outside of the United Kingdom are invited to experience and contribute to the research community at the University of Essex. 

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme - European Union

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowship program offers funding provision for up to 3000 PhD scholarships per year in Europe. There are vacancies all year round and Canadian candidates should apply directly to the projects published on the Erasmus webiste. 

Jean Monnet Activities - European Union

The Jean Monnet Activities provides funding to support the teaching and research of EU studies worldwide. Jean Monnet grants continue to support actions and activities in the fields of education, training and youth. Since 2007, there have been 49 projects selected for Jean Monnet funding in Canada. 

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards Travel Grants

The Award is for junior researchers who are currently conducting an experimental project in basic biomedical research and wish to pursue a short-term research stay or attend a practical course of up to 3 months. More Information.

Purpose:
  • To learn clearly-defined methods useful for your ongoing research and the work of your research group at home by visiting another laboratory, or by attending research-orientated courses including practical training (the practical part has to cover at least 50% of the course).
  • To enable graduates from abroad and their potential PhD supervisors to evaluate the scientific and personal prerequisites before embarking on a PhD thesis. To this end, the graduate student shall pursue a short project in his/her potential PhD supervisor's laboratory for at least 4 weeks.
Eligibility:
  • European citizens working in Europe and overseas, and to non-European citizens who perform their MD, PhD or postdoctoral project in Europe, or will use the travel grant to work in Europe. Applicants must pursue an experimental project in basic biomedical research and belong to one of the following groups of junior scientists
    • PhD students or medical students pursuing an experimental doctoral thesis.
    • postdocs who are pursuing a particular research project.
    • Graduates from abroad who have applied for a PhD project, but who have not yet worked with their potential PhD supervisor.
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Horizon 2020 - European Union

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DAAD German Academic Exchange Services - Germany and European Union

RIG Research Funding Guide

The German Research Landscape

The Royal Society International Collaboration Awards - United Kingdom

The scheme provides up to 75,000 per year and will be dependent on case for support. Awards are for up to three years. The Collaboration Award can be used flexibly on activities directly relevant to supporting collaboration between the UK applicant, overseas co-applicant and their research groups. Requests can include: research expenses, travel and subsistence for the applicants or members of their team, salary for research assistance, and small pieces of equipment (no more than 10K per item).

Proposals should address the GCRF research agenda for enabling change focusing on one or more of the following areas:

Equitable Access to Sustainable Development
1. secure and resilient food systems supported by sustainable marine resources and agriculture
2. sustainable health and well being
3. inclusive and equitable quality education
4. clean air, water and sanitation
5. affordable, reliable, sustainable energy

Sustainable Economies and Societies

6. sustainable livelihoods supported by strong foundations for inclusive economic growth and innovation
7. resilience and action on short-term environmental shocks and long-term environmental change
8. sustainable cities and communities
9. sustainable production and consumption of materials and other resources

Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice
10. understand and respond effectively to forced displacement and multiple refugee crises
11. reduce conflict and promote peace, justice and humanitarian action
12. reduce poverty and inequality, including gender inequalities

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Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship - Humboldt Foundation

Sponsorship for research stays worldwide by researchers from Germany of all disciplines and at all career stages. Applicants choose an academic host from some 15,000 academics in the Humboldt Network abroad.

Applications are received on a continuous basis. A Humboldt Foundation selection committee meets in February, June and October to decide on applications.

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Opportunities in Asia

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (Singapore): A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) - Singapore

ARAP is designed to facilitate collaboration between researchers in the overseas universities and in A*STAR. Typically, a PhD student who remains matriculated at the overseas university, undertakes a 1-2 years of research work in an A*STAR research institute. A*STAR provides a monthly stipend and other allowances such as conference/medical insurance for the period that the student is here in Singapore.

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (Singapore): Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) - Singapore

The SIPGA programme provides a 2-6 month experience in an A*STAR research institute for third or fourth year undergraduates or Masters students. The student works with a supervisor, usually as part of a larger research project, in an A*STAR institute. As A*STAR is a research organization rather than a university, students can arrange to start at any time of the year, subject to the availability of the supervisor. Admission to this programme is on a competitive basis.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (Various Grants, Awards and Opportunities) - India

The Shastri Institute is an Indo-Canadian Institute that aims to improve the quality of life of Canada and India by building and strengthening intellectual and cultural linkages through research, dialogue and exchange.

Various opportunities available:

Opportunities in Africa

Opportunities in Central and South America

Research Collaboration with the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) in Mexico - Mexico

The Autonomous University of Yucatan is interested in receiving Canadian students and in developing research collaboration with Canadian faculty. Read about summary information sheet on the university, including areas of research strength and contact information on their website.

FAPESP and the Caldo Consortium - Brazil

FAPESP and a Consortium of leading Canadian universities (the CALDO CONSORTIUM) signed a new Research Cooperation Agreement on 15 September 2016, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from CALDO member institutions in Canada, and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects. The first Cooperation Agreement between FAPESP and the CALDO consortium was signed in 2012 and terminated in 2014. Under this Cooperation Agreement, 20 research projects were funded as a result of a joint call for proposals.

Under the referred Agreement, as a continuation of this fruitful collaboration, FAPESP and Western University make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 4th Edition 2018 and hereinafter set forth. More Information. 

Eligibility from Western University

Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:

  • All tenured or tenure-track faculty members and all researchers based in affiliated hospital research institutes who hold full-time academic appointments.
  • Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call 
    1. The proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regard to academic qualifications of those who will take part in the exchange activities.
    2. The participation of PhD students: PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from Western University
    3. Considering the principle of reciprocity, FAPESP exceptionally may either support PhD students from São Paulo state to take part in the scientific missions. In this case, the PhD student(s) must have an ongoing FAPESP fellowship during the planned exchange mission to the partner institution.

Application deadline: January 28, 2019

Global Affairs Canada - Latin American and Caribbean Citizens: Student Exchange Program 2019-2020

Global Affairs Canada launches its 2019-2020 Student Exchange Program for Latin American and Caribbean citizens wishing to study, to conduct research or to undertake professional development in Canada.

For full program details, visit each scholarship program’s guidelines page. Questions can be directed to: goabroad@uwo.ca

Application Deadline: March 21, 2019

Opportunities in Oceania

Endeavor Leadership Program - Australia

The application process is opening in early August. Australia’s Department of Education and Training offers financial assistance, through the Endeavour Program, to support Indigenous mobility – including Indigenous student mobility – between Canada and Australia. The funds may be used to support two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development.

Opportunities by International Organizations

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Various founding opportunities are avaiable throughout the year, visit the site for more imformation.

Grant opportunities

  1. Emerging Technologies for New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas (Round 23). Deadline:April 10th 2019
  2. Environmental niches of Salmonella Typhi (Round 23). Deadline:April 10th 2019
  3. Increasing Demand for Vaccination Services (Round 23). Deadline:April 10th 2019
  4. Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator. Deadline:March 25th 2019

MacArthur Foundation

100 & Change 

This is a competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges. 100 & Change remains open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world. Proposals must identify a problem and offer a solution that promises significant and durable change; they will be accepted online only from April 30 to August 6, 2019.

If you would like assistance with strategy, team-building etc. please contact Melanie Katsivo (mkatsivo@uwo.ca or at extension 82861)

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The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation

In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. The Foundation offers five competitions – including one for faculty recruitment, to support research and teaching. More details. Application deadlines: November 14, 2018 and January 09, 2019 for the New Professorships in Buddhist Studies grant.

Wellcome Trust

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The Polio Eradication Committee

Calling for research proposals supporting the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018. Research proposals supporting the strategic plan may be submitted to the Committee for review and funding. Preference will be given to proposals developed by GPEI partner agencies and their research collaborators. However, other institutions may also submit proposals if they address our research priorities. The PRC funds a variety of studies from many disciplines including basic science research, operational research, mathematical modeling projects, and epidemiological studies/clinical studies.

The deadline for submission of proposals for the next round of review is 24 March, 2019. Submission should be sent to polioresearch@who.int and include the completed application form. Visit the guidelines on how to prepare a proposal for submission to the Polio Research Committee.