Funding opportunity: DfID health research competition

Interested in finding cures to diseases that plague poor people in Africa and parts of Asia?

The U.K. Department for International Development launched its health research competition on Tuesday (March 13). The competition centers on the development of new technologies that combat diseases associated with poverty, which is part of the agency’s research strategy. Up to 30 million pounds ($47 million) annually will be made available over the next five years for successful applications.

Priority will be given to applications that align with the agency’s present interests, such as development of new drugs for malaria, neglected tropical diseases, and communicable diseases like tuberculosis and HIV. Also included are technologies concerning reproductive, maternal and newborn health.

Interested organizations may email their Expressions of Interest to DfID. Deadline of submission is on April 23.

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About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.