TEPHINET is accepting full proposals until November 5, 2019, from small grants applicants for the following opportunities whose Letters of Intent have been previously submitted and approved (these candidates have already been notified via email by TEPHINET). Please click on each title for complete guidelines.
About TEPHINET Small Grants
The TEPHINET small grants program focuses on building the capacity of current residents/fellows and graduates of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) around the world through mentored non-research projects in both infectious and non-communicable disease epidemiology funded through various donors.
Initiated in 2010 under the moniker of "mini-" (and, subsequently, "midi-" grants), the small grants program has to date made available close to 200 mentored small grants of $5,000 to $15,000 in topic areas ranging from emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases to birth defects, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, environmental health, injury, maternal and child health, and tobacco. TEPHINET’s funding partners for these small grants have included different divisions within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, and the Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) of the U.S. Department of State.
Through the small grants program, TEPHINET connects successful grant awardees to subject matter experts (SMEs)/mentors from the CDC and National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH) who advise and guide the grantees for the duration of their project’s implementation. Projects usually last between six months to a year and provide selected applicants from FETPs around the world an opportunity to benefit from technical expertise situated at the CDC and NCI/NIH in USA to complement in-country/local mentorship. The small grants program also facilitates travel support to past and present grantees for presenting their work at international scientific conferences, including TEPHINET’s global scientific conference held every other year.
For future small grant opportunities, please keep an eye on this page.