2023 African Researchers Small Grants Program
The Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Disease (COR-NTD) together with the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) selected nine researchers from six African countries as recipients of the 2023 African Researchers’ Small Grants Program, which will allow them to pilot context-driven solutions to combat NTDs in their communities.
This year, with financial support from USAID and from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, these 9 early- and mid-career scientists will be able to join the fight against NTDs through impactful research.
“It is essential that young scientists in Africa have the opportunity to contribute their in-depth knowledge from their proximity to the field to the decision-making process. Research equity does not just happen; it’s a deliberate effort and the SGP definitely promotes this,"
Executive Director, ARNTD
With Africa bearing about half the global burden of NTDs, the African Researchers’ Small Grants Program represents one of the innovative ways Africa is working towards reducing this disease burden through creating a critical mass of next-generation of NTD focused-scientists.
The Global Schistosomiasis Alliance is delighted that five of the nine grant recipients are awarded funding for their work on schistosomiasis.