Global Institute are excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination to help advance the elimination of malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis.
Awards will be given to talented groups whose project proposals demonstrate a high potential to expand and amplify effective solutions in disease elimination and create a lasting impact around their current diseases of focus. They look forward to reviewing your submissions and supporting the five winners by providing technical advice and advocacy support through publicising the winning proposals and their respective milestones.
They are seeking applications that aim to advance or accelerate the elimination of one or more of the following diseases: malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis, and welcome submissions for new and existing projects that require funding to achieve their goals. Projects should focus on the implementation of innovative ideas and established research that has high potential to be catalytic, transformational, or genuinely novel in approach, or operational research with prospects to substantially provide solutions to existing elimination challenges within the following themes:
- Cross-border, cross-disease, cross-programme, or cross-sector approaches to disease elimination
- Community-centred approaches to disease elimination
- Approaches that better integrate disease elimination within health systems
- Improved approaches to stop disease transmission, including through leveraging data and surveillance
- Improved tools and approaches for vector control
- They recommend that projects align with national priorities to advance disease elimination strategies, along with the international objectives of the WHO's NTD road map and Global Technical Strategy for Malaria, the Polio Endgame Strategy and the SDGs.
- They are keen to receive applications from organisations based in malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis-endemic countries. Applications must come from an organisation or organised entity.
- They will award up to five grants of up to US$200,000 each to organisations based in endemic countries.
The following entities are eligible to apply:
- Public, or private sector institutions
- Non-Governmental Organisations, philanthropic foundations and Coalitions or networks of Civil Society Organisations
- Public-Private Partnerships
- National or regional academic or research institutions
- Other interested parties with strong demonstrated experience in at least one of the defined disease areas
- Organisations are welcome to submit more than one project.
For more information, visit Falcon Awards.