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Funding Opportunities.

3 opportunities available


Target participants are early career professionals in the field of health sciences i.e. MD/PhD level or postdoctoral fellows aged 40 years or below, who have a demonstrated research interest or with a background in Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.


DELTAS Africa invites applications for health-, social-, and sustainable development-focused, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scientific programmes aligned to the initiative’s strategic areas and key outcomes – taking into consideration pressing local, national and regional research needs, resources, priorities and existing capacity. This flexible approach is intended to encourage innovation by supporting alternative activities and processes, within the remit of the initiative.


The ELA initiative invites AAS fellows, affiliates and grantees who are innovating with interventions that promote, support and enable the use of evidence in decision-making in government institutions to apply for a leadership award to recognize these efforts.

Other Funding Opportunities

2 opportunities available

Epidemic Preparedness: COVID-19 funding call

Award value – Up to £2 million

Deadline – 

This call aims to strengthen the evidence base to better prevent and control coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemics and to increase research and response capacity.

It's part of an existing partnership between Wellcome and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the Joint Initiative on Research in Epidemic Preparedness and Response to help low- and middle-income countries prepare for and tackle epidemics.

Link -  Read more

ReGRoW: Repurposing Research for the Rest of the World

Award value – Maximum $50,000

Deadline – 

Cures Within Reach is a Chicago based nonprofit focused on improving patient quality and length of life by leveraging the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of medical repurposing research. We just launched our ReGRoW Pilot funding opportunity Request for Proposals (RFP), for repurposing clinical trials in any unsolved disease. Submissions are now being accepted on our CureAccelerator platform:

  • Up to 3 grants of up to US $50,000 each are available for researchers in low and lower-middle income countries (per the World Bank)
  • Projects must repurpose an existing off-patent drug, nutraceutical or indigenous medicine in any unsolved disease
  • Eligible institutions must be "research ready"
  • See the RFP (attached and at for more details

There is no limit to the number of applications submitted by any institution or PI, so please share this opportunity with your network. We want to receive as many submissions as possible to make the ReGRoW Pilot a success.

Link -  Find out more

Attachment -  ReGROW_-_CWR_RFP_2019_final_12919.pdf