Call for Proposals: Grand Challenges: Campylobacter spp. Transmission Dynamics in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Rules & Guidelines

We are pleased to announce that the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is now accepting proposals for the Grand Challenges: Campylobacter spp. Transmission Dynamics in Low ā€“ and Middle-Income Countries. In this new grand challenge, they prioritize proposals focusing on the following:

  1. Understanding whether strains that infect domestic and wild animals, and humans vary in a given location, and source attribution of strains causing human infection to contaminated food or water, or domestic or wild animals.
  2. Studies on transmission dynamics of Campylobacter within households and in communities. Such studies should include environmental assessments to determine relevant fomites. Studies might possibly (but need not necessarily) include data-informed computational models of transmission to assess intervention impact. Technical input and modeling expertise will be available to aid transmission modeling based on the data generated in studies funded under this call.
  3. How host (human and animal) under-nutrition affects pathogenicity and transmissibility of Campylobacter, including whether strains that cause clinical or sub-clinical infection are different.
  4. Geographic distribution of Campylobacter strains affecting children in LMICs and overlap therein. This may include concurrently assessing infection with other pathogens such as Cryptosporidium.

Attached is the Call for Proposals for more information.

The deadline for submission of proposals is on May 02, 2018, 11:30 a.m. US Pacific Daylight. For inquiries, kindly coordinate with the Research Grants Administration Office (rgao@post.upm.edu.ph, 567-2054)

Thank you for your continued interest in health research and development.