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Re-announcement of Information 2017 KNIH-DMP Grant project

Guidelines for Applicants


National Institute of Health (NIH) aims to contribute to making the world free from diseases. NIH conducts and supports biomedical science and health research to address national challenges from emerging, re-emerging, and national notable infectious diseases as well as non-communicable chronic diseases. Such hard work will eventually improve national health care services and the quality of public life.
Under the umbrella of NIH, the Division of Malaria & Parasitic Diseases (DMP) conducts diagnosis, surveys and research of indigenous, imported, and tropical parasitic diseases. As one of the global networks to enhance the capacity for preventing infectious diseases at a global level, DMP has continued to support Asian countries under the project of “International Laboratory Installation and Collaborative Research on Neglected Tropical and Vector-borne Diseases.”
Laboratories for research collaboration under the network project have been in operation in major Asian countries. Annual surveys were carried out for vector-bone diseases, neglected tropical diseases (NTD) and parasitic diseases (e.g. helminthiasis and malaria).

Principles and Priorities of the Grant Program

    1. Sharing resources for research on infectious diseases control
    2. Strengthening capacity for conducting research on human resources through training
    3. Supporting the infrastructure for laboratories (e.g. equipment, reagents, etc.)
    4. Enhancing research capacity and conducting collaborative works on common issues to prevent and control parasitic diseases or vector-borne diseases.

About the Grant Program

    The NIH-DMP has an annual indicative budget of KOR 10,000,000 to 30,000,000 to support small and midsized projects.
    The Grant program has been performed with such the organizations as government-funded institutes and universities in Asian countries(China, Mongolia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand).
    The grant must be completed within 10 months.

    In 2017, there will be the following:

    • Grants between RW 10,000,000 to 30,000,000
    • Topics:
      vector-bone diseases, neglected tropical diseases (NTD), zoonotic and water- borne parasitic diseases (e.g. helminthiasis, malaria, babesiosis, toxoplasmosis, and cryptosporidiosis, vectors: mosquitoes, ticks, and rodents)
    • Countries: The Project of China, Mongolia, Philippines and Vietnam(government-funded institutes) will be continued in 2017, and Thailand(Mahidol university) must re-submit proposal.
    • The grant proposal application deadline for the 2017 funding is March 3, 2017.

1. Soliciting pre-proposals

    Applicants must submit a completed APMEN research grant pre-proposal form to ilcheun7@Korea.kr. The form must include a summary of the proposal of the research to be conducted in the coming 10 months. The proposal must include the following:
    • Title
    • Theme of the project
    • Institution and collaborative partners
    • Contact person (email)
    • Outline of the proposal (400 words)
    All grant recipients will be required to complete the financial acquittal on the completion of their project that specifies an itemized list of expenses and receipts.

2. Review process

    Proposals will be reviewed by selected members of KNIH and other invited experts.
    Review Criteria
    • Matching the priorities
    • Political support
    • Capacity of PI
    • Communication and engagement
    • Budget

3. Application process and project timeline:

  • Step 1- Completed proposals will be officially sent to ilcheun7@korea.kr by 31 of December
  • Step 2- Independent reviews of the proposals will be conducted and notification of the results will be given by the end of January
  • Step 3- Budgets will be sent from end of early March 2017(1st) and September 2017(2nd)
  • Step 4- The project will be started from February to the middle of December (approx. 10 months)
  • The final report including budget use must be sent by the end of November
    *Applicants will be informed of the outcomes of their application via email.

The closing date for pre-proposals for the 2017 KNIH-DMP Grant Program will be March 3, 2017.