Current Opportunities

In an effort to connect Penn and BUP faculty to potential funding to conduct research, training, or other projects in Botswana, we have created a list of current open opportunities and applications. We'll be updating this list on a quarterly basis.

Funding Organization Opportunity Website
Abbvie Foundation

Currently accepting funding requests in the following areas,

1.Women's Health: Dysmenorrhea, Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Uterine Fibroids.

2.Gastroenterology: Crohn’s Disease – adult and pediatric, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis.

3.Oncology –

(a) Solid Tumors; Breast Cancer, Non-Small and Small Cell Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer,

(b) Hematologic Malignancies, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Other Hematologic Malignancies

Magnet Grants: Attracting new expertise to HIV cure research
Purpose: To recruit data scientists, including modelers, systems biologists, and  network analysts from outside the field of HIV to address questions vital to finding a cure for HIV.
Structure: Collaborations are required between an HIV scientist with access to datasets relevant to HIV and a data scientist from outside the field of HIV.
Areas of interest:

  • Use existing datasets to identify novel:
  • Targetable biomarkers of the reservoir
  • Intrinsic or extrinsic mediators of reservoir dynamics
  • Features or pre-ATI predictors of curative outcomes, including:
  • Delay to viral rebound following antiretroviral therapy (ART) withdrawal
  • Sustained control of viral replication without the use of ART
  • Reduction in reservoir size
  • Viral eradication

Available Funding: Total cost $150,000
Period of performance: One year, starting March 1, 2020
Due Dates:
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 3:00 PM EASTERN TIME
New Venture Fund

The New Venture Fund for Global Policy and Advocacy (NVF for GPA) advances global health and development by providing targeted and timely awards for innovative, high-impact policy, advocacy, and communications projects that promote more and better resources, effective policies, and greater visibility for issues critical to global health and development.

  •     Enteric and diarrheal disease
  •     Family planning
  •     HIV
  •     Malaria
  •     Maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH)
  •     Nutrition
  •     Pneumonia
  •     Polio
  •     Tuberculosis
  •     Tobacco control
  •     Vaccine delivery