2021-2022 Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition FETP Fellowship: Letters of Interest

Individuals interested in submitting a project proposal for funding under the TEPHINET Small Grants Program must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). LOIs are due by 11:45 p.m. (23:45) Eastern Time (Atlanta) on October 31, 2021. Both the Letter of Intent and project proposal must be submitted in English.

Your LOI should consist of a one-page description of the proposed project that must contain the following information:

  • Project title
  • Name and affiliation of Principal Investigator (applicant)
  • Expected collaborators and significant institutional participants. Applicants MUST identify the following or the application will not be considered:
    • In-country subject matter expert (SME) at their ministry of health (MOH), APDC site, NPHI, academic institution, or public-private partnership who will serve as their in-country mentor for the duration of the grant-funded project. Abbott may assist in identifying and linking applicants to appropriate mentors.
    • Institution and/or laboratory network(s) that the applicant will conduct their proposed project with.
  • The proposed project (i.e. description of your project)
  • Goal and main objectives (stated as public health purpose of the project)
  • Data and human subject involvement (i.e. describe type and source of data collected)
  • Reporting (i.e. what do you expect to report and to whom)

In addition, please attach the following:

  • CV of the applicant
  • Letter of support from mentor and CV
  • Letter of support from APDC site and/or MOH, NPHI, academic institution, and/or other institution that will collaborate with the project

Please limit the Letter of Intent to no more than 2 pages – 1 page for the letter and 1 page for the one-page project summary plus the attachments.  Please use the templates that have been provided at this link.

IMPORTANT: You must be logged into the TEPHINET website with your TEPHINET account to view and access the application form below. You can log in here.

  • If you do not already have a TEPHINET account, then you must first create a new account and register here.
  • If you have an existing TEPHINET account but have forgotten the password, you can recover your password here.
  • If you have any questions or have problems submitting the application online, please contact the Small Grants Program at sgp [at] tephinet [dot] org.

Applicants whose LOIs are selected to submit a full proposal are expected to be notified by November 8, 2021 and will receive instructions on how to submit their full proposal through the TEPHINET website submission system.

Deadline for applications has passed.