Call for Letters of Intent for the 2022-2023 TEPHINET South Caucasus Small Grants

TEPHINET Secretariat

TEPHINET is pleased to announce the opportunity for interested candidates from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine to submit brief Letters of Intent (LOIs) for project proposals related to the topic area of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases for the South Caucasus Small Grant Program.

Grants will be awarded for non-research investigations focused on surveillance, program evaluation, or public health activities. The small grants awarded under this program will be approximately US$5,000 and will be funded through the generous support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Caucasus Office (SCO). Please note that final awards may be less than the maximum amount of US$5,000. 

When to apply?

Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due by 11:45 pm Atlanta/EST on September 30, 2022. All individuals interested in submitting a project proposal for funding under the small grants program must first submit a LOI. 

Who can apply?

  • Only applicants from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine who have graduated within the past two years from the South Caucasus advanced or intermediate Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (SC-FELTP) and graduates from Frontline FETP are eligible to apply. Those who graduated before August 2020 are not eligible.
  • Candidates awarded in previous years are not eligible to apply.
  • The applicant must be the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Applicants should preferably identify an in-country subject matter expert (SME) at their ministry of health, academic institution, or public-private partnership who will serve as the PI’s in country mentor for the duration of the grant funded project. The CDC South Caucasus Office may be able to help applicants identify local/in-country mentor(s) if applicants are unable to do so.

How to apply

For complete application guidelines and instructions, please visit this page. 

For additional questions about this opportunity or about the TEPHINET Small Grants Program, please contact