Call for Operational Research projects on Vector Control in Cameroon

Introduction:

The “Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control: PIIVeC” project based at CRID, aims at supporting Operational Research projects which may lead to rapid, visible and positive impact on the control of vector borne diseases in Cameroon. In line with this objective, the Cameroon PIIVeC coordination team is  launching a call for Operational Research projects. More details about the submission process are presented as follows

Research topics:

  • Malaria: Evaluation of the effectiveness of new control tools against malaria vectors in Cameroon.
  • Assessment of the efficacy of new insecticide-treated nets to be distributed in 2019 mass campaign against major malaria vectors in Cameroon.
  • Arboviral diseases: Circulation of arbovirus and behaviour of main vectors.
  • Schistosomiasis: Chemical control of intermediate hosts of schistosomes using niclosamide.
  • Onchocerciacis: Vector control pilot study in an onchocerciasis focus using environmental friendly insecticide such as temephos.
  • Leishmaniasis: Establishing evidence of leishmaniasis transmission by sand flies in North Cameroon.
  • Trypanosomiasis: Measuring the entomological risk of Human African Trypanosomiasis transmission in active foci.

Eligibility of applicants:

Applicants should:

  • hold a doctorate thesis or equivalent, or being an advanced PhD student with at least 1 publication on the topic
  • be no more than 40 years old
  • have had at least one publication in the domain of submission.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Selection of application:

Based on criteria of eligibility and the pertinence of the research topic, 3 projects in each topic will be shortlisted by the PIIVeC Country Coordination team and sent to external reviewers. After the review process, selection of projects to be funded will be done by the TVCAG consultative committee.

Duration, mode of financing, and project administration:

Each grant must be to a maximum of £10.000 Pounds Sterling (approximately FCFA 7 600 000 ). The expected project period ranges from 6 to 12 months. All funding will be hosted at CRID, which will be the institution responsible of administering the projects. Funding will be available to researchers on their demand, and researchers will bring back justifications for each fund received.

Important dates:

  • Call for proposal: 22nd May, 2019
  • Application deadline: 10 June, 2019
  • Disclosure of results: 15 July, 2019
  • Project starting date: 1st September, 2019

How to apply:

Visit the link crid-cam.net to download the application form. Applications should be sent by email to the address crid@kitsafriq.com and copy the following emails cyrndo@yahoo.fr, njiokouf@yahoo.com Only complete applications would be considered.

NB: Those who already applied are encouraged to re-apply.

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