ARNTD/USAID African Researchers’ Small Grants Program 2019

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Through the Operational Research Alliance for Alienated Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD), the African Research Network for Alienated Tropical Diseases (ARNTD), funded by the United States International Development Organization (USAID) and funded by the UK government, is looking for proposals “ New Challenges Facing NTD Program Implementation in Africa on Operations and Social Sciences Research

This third version of the Small Grants Program (SGP III) assists African researchers in early and middle / late careers to conduct operational research that meets the goals set by the London Declaration on Alienated Tropical Diseases. SGP III consists of two small grant-supported tracks.

  • Small support for junior researchers
  • Small support for intermediate and / or senior researchers.


  • Small grants targeting junior and senior researchers at the master's or doctoral level will provide grants ranging from US $ 5,000 to $ 25,000.


General criteria:

  • Applicants must be employed or registered as a student at an academic, health or research institution in Africa during the current grant period.
  • In addition to the skills and experience required to carry out the proposed work, you should show your dedication to research related to NTD.
  • Be able to provide evidence of findings, including publications and / or presentations, at scientific conferences.

Subsidiary Researcher's Grant Applicant:

  • Applicants must be early career researchers, defined as basic biomedical scientists, clinically qualified researchers, or public health researchers, and those who have not previously successfully competed as principal researchers in major research grants (for example, USD 200,000).
  • You must have at least a master's degree or be actively enrolled in a doctoral program. PhD holders (e.g. PhD, DrPH, DSc) must graduate seven years before. A clinician who has not completed a master's degree (e.g. MBChB, MBBS, MD, DVM holders) should have some professional training (e.g. membership, fellowship) or be able to show relevant research education / experience
  • Must not hold more than or equivalent current lecturer / assistant faculty
  • Performance and ongoing efforts on NTD research should be able to provide written evidence that they provide mentoring and supervision of senior researchers.

For Intermediate / Advanced Researcher Grant Applicants:

  • Applicants must be intermediate / advanced researchers defined as basic biomedical scientists, clinically qualified researchers or public health researchers. These previously competed successfully as the main researchers of major research grants, but not more than 15 years. Top notch research
  • Must have a Ph.D. (e.g. PhD, DrPH, DSc) Clinicians who do not complete a PhD (e.g. MBChB, MBBS, MD, DVM holders) must have completed a professional education (e.g., fellowship) or be able to demonstrate relevant training related to research (e.g. MSc, MPhil) or experience .
  • You must maintain a senior instructor / senior science officer level or equivalent position.
  • It must be demonstrated that there is track record and ongoing effort for NTD research.

Selection criteria

  • Qualification of Applicant
  • Scientific advantages of the proposed project
  • Significance of the study
  • Possibility to scale up research
  • Overall quality of the application


For more information visit: SGP III.



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