New Approaches to Integrating Molecular Surveillance into Malaria Control Programs
Bill & Melinda Gates Founation has announced a call to identify new and innovative approaches to integrating malaria molecular surveillance into malaria surveillance and programmatic decision-making in malaria endemic countries. Deadline: January 06, 2021.
The B&G Foundation is looking for innovative proposals that will use MMS data to enable NMCPs to inform their national and sub-national surveillance efforts, national strategic planning, and/or intervention implementation. These may include proposals that:
- create or expand laboratory, bioinformatics, and data interpretation capacity within NMCPs or at institutions closely affiliated with an NMCP;
- create or implement tools for communicating and sharing parasite and/or vector molecular surveillance data;
- and/or build relationships between groups with MMS capacity and NMCP partners. Proposals should target the use cases identified above that are ready or near-to-ready for programmatic deployment.
There is no nationality requirement for this proposal. However, preference will be given to proposals from respondents working in high-burden malaria settings. All proposals must include a principal investigator or co-investigator from a malaria-endemic country.
Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees may have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD
How to Apply:
For further information and how to apply, please visit the B&G Foundation page on this link.