Botswana-UPenn Partnership

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

https://www.abbvie.com/responsibility/abbvie-grants.html
Amfar

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
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:00 PM EASTERN TIME

https://www.amfar.org/magnet-grants-rfp/
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
http://www.newventurefund.org/for-grant-seekers/global-policy-advocacy/