TDR small grants
Joint WPRO/TDR Small Grants Programme for Operational Research in Communicable Diseases
The Small Grants Programme for Operational Research in Communicable Diseases was launched by WHO and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) in the Western Pacific Region in 2006. This is to facilitate and strengthen control-oriented operational research in selected communicable diseases; and to strengthen the research capacity of key individuals and institutions in disease-endemic countries in the Region.
Priorities were given to research proposals that focus on operational research issues addressing programmatic gaps; originate from resource-constraint Member States; submitted by institutions which have less developed research capacities; submitted by young or new researchers; target neglected and vulnerable population groups; target validation of new tools to further understanding of the epidemiological characteristics of selected communicable diseases; and those who are part of a broader research program contributing to fill unaddressed research gaps.