NTD Support Center calls for proposals

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) has a number of requests for proposals, the most relevant to ILEP Members being those on research to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and leprosy.

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. Learn more here.  

Research to Better Understand the Psychosocial Impact of NTDs

The outcomes of this request for proposals 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. Learn more here.

Research to Identify Solutions to Address Barriers Facing Special Populations Seeking NTD Prevention & Treatment

The outcomes of this request for proposals 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. Learn more here

The deadline for the call for proposals is 7 February 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.