New Grant Opportunity From The Polio Research Committee

Polio eradication is a top priority for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We aim to contribute to global polio
eradication by working with partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Nations Children?s Fund (UNICEF). Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.
We are writing to let you know that the Polio Research Committee is now accepting grant proposals to support the implementation and evaluation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Strategic Plan 2010-2012. Research proposals are invited from independent institutions/investigators, private corporations
and GPEI staff (e.g., EPI managers).
Grant proposals are being accepted online until July 31, 2011 on the following topics:
1. Operational research
2. Communication research
3. Evaluation of improving and utilizing inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)
4. Improving routine immunization activities with GPEI infrastructure
5. Improving acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance
Full descriptions of the topics and application instructions are available at:
http://www.polioeradication.org/Research/Grantsandcollaboration.aspx.
The Polio Research Committee is looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world. If
you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this
message.

Please direct any questions about this grant opportunity to: polioresearch@who.int
Thank you for your commitment to solving the world’s greatest health challenges.

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