The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) at The Task Force for Global Health is pleased to share four requests for proposals on research to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). With these calls, the NTD-SC seeks proposals that are nested within national programs and which establish a foundation for integrating NTD-related activities into national health systems. Projects will be funded with UK aid through the UK Department for International Development via the NTD-SC, which serves as Secretariat for the Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD).
Please note that strict deadlines are in place tor both proposal submissions and selected research activities, based on the timeline of the grant supporting the call. The deadline for all four calls is February 7, 2020, at midnight EST. All research activities, analysis, and final technical/financial reports for selected research projects must be concluded and submitted by 27 February 2021.
Request for Proposals: Research to Better Understand the Psychosocial Impact of NTDs
The outcomes of this request for proposals (RFP) will strengthen the evidence base about the psychosocial impact of NTDs on individuals and their caregivers. The NTDs which will be considered for this call include: leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma, and visceral leishmaniasis. For more information, click here.
Request for Proposals: Research to Identify Solutions to Address Barriers Facing Special Populations Seeking NTD Prevention & Treatment
The outcomes of this request for proposals (RFP) will strengthen the evidence base by identifying the causes and piloting solutions that break through the barriers these special populations face in accessing NTD services. The NTDs which will be considered for this call include: leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma, and visceral leishmaniasis. For more information, click here.
Request for Proposals: Research to Address Special Topics in Leprosy
Research supported by this call would help define existing barriers and opportunities in order to provide guidance as to how local health services can leverage existing platforms to ensure sustainability as they roll out PEP and other novel strategies. Additionally, developing community engagement strategies can help to reduce some of the social stigma that individuals face when seeking care for leprosy. For more information, click here.
Request for Proposals: Research to Address Special Topics in Visceral Leishmaniasis in East Africa
Research supported by this request for proposals would focus on developing innovative approaches to identifying and characterizing foci of transmission in the East Africa region and propose solutions to addressing existing barriers to VL diagnosis and treatment, at both the community and health facility levels. For more information, click here.