Strengthening research capacity

MCDC launches its Fourth Round of Initiative Awards

15 February 2012

MCDC have been awarded a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to allow the School to provide continuing support to the post-doctoral fellows and PhD students previously supported by the Gates Malaria Partnership (GMP). One of the components of this award is provision for small, initiative awards of up to $40,000 (excluding institutional overheads). These grants will be administered through the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC).

The MCDC is now calling for applications for the fourth round of awards. The number awarded will depend upon the quality of applications.

Applicants for these awards must be registered with the MCDC as an MCDC investigator.

The aim of these awards is to -

(a) Provide added value to an existing research project.

(b) Provide the background information that will help in the formulation of a new research project.

Applications may cover any request that falls within this overall broad framework and might be for items such as (a) a specialised piece of equipment, (b) a working visit abroad, (c) help with laboratory analysis (d) help with analysis of data or (e) help in preparing a new grant proposal.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of independent experts. The primary criterion for making an award will be an assessment of the way in which this small grant is likely to provide added value to research directed at the control of malaria in Africa.In this round, applications which promote south-south collaboration will be looked upon particularly favourably. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 30th March 2012.

Please contact helen [dot] allwood [at] lshtm [dot] ac [dot] uk (Helen Allwood) with any queries about the initiative awards.

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