Applications Invited for Implementation research and gender: A contribution to implement TDR’s Intersectional Gender Research Strategy.
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Closing Date : January 28 2022, Friday


About the Organization

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).

About the Grant

This call is limited to applicants from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) that have been engaged on and with expertise in gender and intersectionality research applied to public health, implementation research, infectious disease prevention and control. They are invited to submit individual research proposals including a complete research protocol ready to be submitted for national ethics approval.

Two research groups/teams will be selected. Under this call, 2 individual research teams from two different LMICs will be selected for twelve months’ funding up to a maximum amount of US$ 98’000 towards each proposal.

This call aims to strengthen an intersectional gender lens in implementation research to contribute to the implementation of TDR’s Intersectional Gender Research Strategy.

The overall objective of this work is to conduct implementation research studies to generate evidence that helps to identify enablers and bottlenecks that impact the delivery of health interventions. This includes: generating evidence on how gender intersects with other social variables impacted by specific contextual and structural factors, influencing access to health systems, health care and treatment; and intersectional gender analysis in research for implementation to generate new evidence and knowledge on the intersections of gender and other social variables that influence the way implementation strategies work.

Specifically, projects could focus on one or more of the topics listed below. This list is not exhaustive; research teams may suggest slightly different titles or foci although preference will be given to closely related topics. All topics proposed should cover one or multiple aspects related to implementation research processes, taking into account an intersectional gender approach and health systems lens.

The activities conducted within the proposals submitted should include a complete research protocol with national ethics granted or with potential to be granted ethics approval in the short term. Any research activities proposed would require national ethics approvals or an indication that have been already submitted to national ethics committees.


This research programme has a selective nature. It seeks to identify unique established research groups or institutions with expertise and a track record in implementation research, health systems, gender, intersectionality and infectious disease research that would benefit from a new influx of funding to advance their research work.

TDR is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in science. Researchers are encouraged to apply irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious, cultural and social backgrounds, or (dis)ability status.

When data is included, it should be disaggregated at least by sex and age (and other social stratifiers as appropriate, e.g. education level, income, self-reported gender identity, social status or (dis)ability) wherever possible).

Plans for ensuring sex and age disaggregated data and gender analysed data should be clearly stated in the research application and considered in early stages of the project design process.

Grants will be awarded to the beneficiary research institution where the lead researcher/s is/are based.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online no later than 28 January 2022 – 17:00 CET, through the eTDR Community Site, see instructions here.

You will need to create a new account (if you don’t have it already) on the site and log in before you can apply.

Before you start the online application process, please complete the application form linked below:

Download the application form

Application form must be completed and signed appropriately and uploaded in eTDR as part of your online application.

Please also include current curriculum vitae of all investigators.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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