Grants and Collaborations
The Polio Research Committee’s call for proposals
The Polio Research Committee is calling for research proposals supporting the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018. Research proposals supporting the strategic plan may be submitted to the Committee for review and funding. Preference will be given to proposals developed by GPEI partner agencies and their research collaborators. However, other institutions may also submit proposals if they address our research priorities.
The current priority of the Polio Research Committee is to generate new data or information in the following areas:
Vaccine schedule immunogenicity
- Immunogenicity of poliovirus vaccination options after withdrawal of all oral poliovirus vaccines
- Assessment of length of poliovirus environmental circulation after withdrawal of all oral poliovirus vaccines
- Development and evaluation of new methods for poliovirus surveillance in areas with poor access
- Development and evaluation of innovative IPV formulations or administration techniques (new mucosal adjuvants, virus-like particle [VLPs] vaccine, IPV patches, etc.)
- Evaluation of factors favouring emergence of vaccine derived polioviruses
Monitoring & evaluation
- Development and evaluation of new methods for assessment of quality (& coverage) of polio vaccination mass campaigns
- Assessment of length of priming following IPV administration
- Use, effectiveness and risks associated with a walk-through exit shower as poliovirus containment barrier [Teleconference of the Containment Advisory Group (CAG TC1) on Showers, 25 January 2018]
Submission of proposals
The deadline for submission of proposals for the next round of review is 24 March, 2019.
In order to be considered, applicants must submit a complete research proposal by the deadline. To guide the development of your proposal, please read the detailed guidelines on how to prepare a proposal for submission to the Polio Research Committee. Applications that are incomplete or have missing parts will not be considered. If a proposal is considered to meet our priorities, it will be forwarded to the Committee for their consideration.