TEPHINET is Accepting Letters of Intent for the 2019-2020 South Caucasus Small Grants Program

TEPHINET is pleased to announce the opportunity for graduates of the South Caucasus advanced Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (SC-FELTP) and Georgia Frontline Program to submit Letters of Intent (LOIs) for project proposals related to the topic area of "Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases."

Grants will be awarded for non-research investigations focused on either surveillance, program evaluation, or public health activities. Specifically, proposed projects should focus on:

  • Piloting a surveillance system; or
  • Evaluating a surveillance system; or
  • Analyzing surveillance or related data; or
  • Implementing and evaluating prevention efforts.

Small grants awarded for projects related to “Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases” under this program are expected to be around $5,000 (USD) and will be funded through the generous support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Caucasus Office (SCO). Please note that final awards may be made for less than the maximum amount of $5,000. All grant awards are contingent upon receipt of funding from associated donor(s). This announcement does not make any implicit or explicit guarantee of awards against LOIs/proposals submitted.

The implementation period for all projects proposed under the South Caucasus Small Grants Program 2019-2020 will be a maximum of six months, to be initiated and completed during the period January 15 to August 15, 2020. 

Who can apply?

Only graduates of the South Caucasus advanced Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (SC-FELTP) and Georgia Frontline Program from the following countries are eligible to apply: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Ukraine.

How to apply:

For complete application guidelines and instructions, please visit this page. The deadline for applications is 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time on September 12, 2019.