Monday, January 9, 2023

$50,000. Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination


Global Institute for Disease Elimination invites applications for Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination

The Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) is the result of a longstanding partnership between His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and Bill Gates, dating back to their pledge to fight diseases and put an end to polio in 2011. GLIDE helps build capability within the region and establishes a new epicenter of global health and development. 

To that end, GLIDE invites applications for the Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination: The Climate Edit. This global initiative aims to expand the evidence base regarding the intersection of disease elimination and climate. Through the awards, GLIDE will catalyze researchers to examine new and under-explored areas of the climate and infectious disease nexus.

The program aims to elevate consideration of infectious diseases in the climate change discourse and drive momentum towards improved understanding of the intersection between infectious disease and climate, support formative research to enhance understanding of infectious diseases within the climate-health nexus, and inform potential intervention design, disseminate knowledge to increase understanding and catalyze action in the climate and health space, and cultivate partnerships with research institutions exploring the impacts of climate change on the transmission, control, elimination, and eradication of infectious diseases.

Up to 10 winners will be selected, with each winner to receive up to $50,000 to undertake a formative research project over six months in the run-up to COP28. The research outcomes must contribute to the evidence base regarding the intersection of disease elimination and climate and contribute to local understanding of climate and health issues. 

To be eligible, applicants must be national or regional academic or research institutions; public, private, or non-governmental sector institutions; coalitions or networks of civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); philanthropic foundations and Coalitions or networks of CSOs, public-private partnerships (PPPs), or other interested parties with demonstrated experience relevant to the intersection of infectious disease and climate change.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Global Institute for Disease Elimination website.

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