TEPHINET is Accepting Letters of Intent for the 2020-2021 South Caucasus Small Grants Program

TEPHINET is pleased to announce the opportunity for graduates of the advanced-level South Caucasus 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. 

Small grants awarded for projects related to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases under this program will be approximately U.S. $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 U.S. $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 and/or proposals submitted. 

The implementation period for all projects proposed under the South Caucasus Small Grants Program 2020-2021 will be a maximum of six months, to be initiated and completed during the period of February 1 to September 30, 2021. Please note that applicants are restricted to submitting only two (2) LOIs for projects related to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. More than two LOI submissions by the same applicant will result in disqualification. 

Who can apply?

  • Only applicants from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine who have graduated from the South Caucasus advanced Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (SC-FELTP) are 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. The deadline for applications is 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time on December 31, 2020.