International Funding

Many international funding opportunities exist, ranging from large public institutions to small, specialized, private foundations. This page contains links to some of the largest funding institutions, advice with applications, and a link to the TropMed Research Funding Opportunities blog, which collects recent calls for applications in one convenient place. The application process can be complicated and require a lot of time, so the Office of Research Services staff is always available to help with this process. We have experience with dealing with the funding institutions, and will provide support/assistance throughout the application process and with post-grant management. Please get in touch with us by email ( or come visit our office on the 4th floor, 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne Building.

TropMed Research Funding Opportunities Blog – This blog is updated by ORS and lists the latest calls for applications from various funding institutions that researchers at FTM are eligible to apply to


  • Horizon 2020 – a large EU initiative with nearly 80 billion EUR in research grants available between 2014-2020
  • National Institutes of Health, NIH – large US public institution with research support in all areas of medicine
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF – one of the largest private foundations in the world, BMGF focuses on a wide spectrum of aid - from health issues to education and poverty alleviation
  • Wellcome Trust – a UK global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds
  • European Research Council – European public institution encouraging high quality research in Europe through competitive funding
  • Medicines for Malaria Ventures – non-profit, public-private partnership with a mission to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and facilitating delivery of new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs
  • Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network, APMEN – a network consisting of 15 Asia Pacific countries working to eliminate malaria through capacity building, knowledge exchange, and research funding
  • Advancing your Research Career in Europe – This attachment is a synopsis of pertinent research opportunities available for researchers interested in RFOs within Europe. Germany, Austria, France, Spain, and the UK are highlighted. Useful information regarding European hosts and research proposal advice is also provided.

Applying for Grants
If you are interested in applying for international funding, the Office of Research Services can help you with every step of the process. Contact us at We can help with:

  • Identifying relevant opportunities
  • Developing your research idea
  • Preparing and compiling the proposal
  • Submitting the proposal
  • Communication between MU, FTM, sponsor, and collaborators
  • Obtaining signatures/letters of support/etc.
  • General advice
  • Compliance support
  • Budgeting support
  • Ethics approval assistance
  • Editing
  • Communication between MU, FTM, sponsor, and collaborators
  • Financial management and audit
  • Coordinate and submit progress reports (financial and/or scientific)
  • Grant administration
  • Compliance/approvals