Call for Letters of Intent - MIM in Africa
Multilateral Initiative on Malaria in Africa (MIM)
MIM/TDR Task Force on Malaria Research Capability Strengthening in
MIM/TDR is a multi-partner programme promoting research capability
strengthening activities in the context of the Multilateral Initia-
tive for Malaria in Africa:
The goal is to promote human and institutional resource development
by supporting innovative collaborative research projects and networks
in malaria endemic countries focused on strategic research areas.
Projects supported to date have addressed critical issues related to
chemotherapy, pathogenesis, vector control and epidemiology of ma-
laria transmission and morbidity in Africa. The Task Force is initi-
ating a new cycle of partnership projects expanding the scope of pri-
orities to include the development of new interventions, strategies
and policies, and the evaluation of large-scale interventions in sup-
port of malaria control.
* Socio-economic and behavioural research associated with malaria
* Epidemiology of transmission, immune response, morbidity and mor-
* Evaluation of community-based large scale preventive and therapeu-
* Health policy, systems and services research * Pathogenesis of se-
* Vector population, vectorial capacity and insecticide resistance
* Drug resistance, chemotherapy, chemoprophylaxis and drug policy
Letters of Intent
The Task Force will review letters of intent from mid-career African
investigators taking into account the potential scientific contribu-
tion of the proposed project, relevance to reducing disease burden,
technical and operational feasibility, as well as team and capacity
building perspectives. Multi-institutional projects involving part-
nerships with research groups in developing countries (including Af-
rica, South America and Asia) and developed countries are strongly
recommended. A limited number of letters will be selected for devel-
opment into full proposals to be submitted to the Task Force. Letters
of intent should be no longer than 2-3 pages and be submitted to-
gether with one page summary of CVs of the Principal Investigators
from each participating institution.
The following content is suggested
* Description and research experience of the institution(s)/research
* Rationale for the study including preliminary work/results/ publi-
* Scientific and capacity building objectives and potential contribu-
tion of the project to malaria control
* Outline of the study design, methods to be used and work timetable
* Research teams / institutions involved - with individual responsi-
bility of each research partner identified
* Detailed budget breakdown by collaborating institution (total pro-
ject budget US$100K/year max.)
* Additional sources of support for the project, either matching
funds or in kind support
Letters of Intent to be submitted to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Deadline 15 July 2001.
Selection will be announced by 15 September. Deadline for submission
of full proposals: 15 November 2001.
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
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