$2-5m Grant: Health Initiative Research on Epidemics

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) based in Canada is calling for concept notes. The focus is: collaborative one health research initiatives on epidemics.


This Call will fund multi-institutional One Health research projects in known geographic hotspots for emerging epidemics as well as regions which are characterized by human, animal, and environmental drivers of infectious epidemics, such as unsustainable environmental and land-use patterns, loss of biodiversity, and increasing interaction between humans and wildlife.

Applications are encouraged to address at least one of the following research themes:

  1. Understanding and addressing intersectoral drivers of epidemics
  2. Identifying and developing structural, systemic, and policy level interventions
  3. Strengthening data systems for enhanced multisectoral communication, coordination, and collaboration


Eligible projects will be undertaken by multi-institutional research consortia, comprised of at least two organizations with experience in leading or working within consortia or networks of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners, and in supporting communities of practice or centres of excellence. Consortia are expected to consist of researchers, community organizations, practitioners, and policy actors that will work toward achieving commonly defined research objectives, assessing progress of work, and evaluating project results.


April 05, 2021 by 17:00 (EDT)


36 months


Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda

More details

For more information, please read the detailed call for concept notes.

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