Call for operational research projects in vector control in Cameroon


Nom de l’employeur : Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases – CRID


The “Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector ControlPIIVeC” project based at CRID, aims at supporting operational research projects that may lead to rapid, visible and positive impact on control of vector borne diseases in Cameroon. In line with this objective, the Cameroon PIIVeC coordination team is  launching a call for application of 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 mass campaign in 2019 against major malaria vectors in Cameroon.
  • Arboviral diseases: Circulation of arbovirus and behavior 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
  • being no more than 40 years old
  • have published at least one publication in the domain of submission.

Female candidates are in particular 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 should be to a maximum of £10.000 Pounds Sterling (approximately 7 600 000 Fcfa). 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: 1st April, 2019
  • Application deadline: 30 April, 2019
  • Disclosure of results: 15 June, 2019
  • Project starting date: 1st August, 2019

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