KIU, Western Campus – The African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) is seeking to fund research proposals for both operational and implementation research on ‘’Emerging Challenges facing NTD program implementation in Africa.’’ with grants of up to $ 30,000 each.
ARNTD is seeking to support African researchers in both early and mid or late careers to undertake operational or implementation research aligned with the goals established in the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases, under the fourth edition of the Small Grants Programme (SGP IV).
In a statement on their website, ARNTD says they are targeting outstanding researchers, especially beginning ones.
“This fourth call for proposals is targeted at outstanding researchers, especially beginning researchers and academics based in research institutions or universities in Africa,” the statement reads in part.
This means that researchers from Kampala International University at Masters and PhD level will be eligible for the research grants.
Early this year, Adamu Almustapha Aliero, from the Department of Microbiology, was awarded the first PhD from KIU Western Campus, after completing his research on “Assessment for the production of bioactive compounds from actinomycetes isolated from waste dump soil from Western Uganda"
Grants like the SGP IV will surely open doors for more researchers to develop their proposals into meaningful research which can help solve societal problems.
ARNTD received support for the SGP IV from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK aid from the UK government, through the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD),
The closing date for submitting the research proposals is August 14 and the announcement for the awards will be made on November 14.
Picture credit: ARNTD