Call for proposals: The role of small business in Aedes control technologies

July 25, 2018

IDRC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) launch a second call for proposals as part of their scientific and technological cooperation agreement to support relevant research for development themes of common interest.

The competitive call for proposals on “The role of small business in Aedes mosquitoes control technologies” aims to foster research and development by small businesses and other actors in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

Viruses carried by Aedes mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti and Aedes Albopictus) are a major health issue in Latin America and the Caribbean. With Zika, chikungunya, and dengue outbreaks in many countries in recent years, these viruses have become a major burden. Experience with Aedes-transmitted diseases in Brazil and other countries in the region demonstrates that evidence-based locally adapted technologies can support public health by improving vector control strategies and interventions.

This call aims to promote and assess the role of small businesses in the development of novel Aedes control technologies to assist public health systems in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico and ultimately to prevent and manage threats and outbreaks of Aedes transmitted diseases.

FAPESP will support two grants to small businesses from the State of São Paulo, Brazil, while IDRC will support two other grants to small businesses or institutions working with small businesses from other states of Brazil, Colombia, or Mexico.

The equivalent of up to CA$200,000 will be available for each project over 24 months. Applicants must review submission guidelines and submit their proposal by September 24, 2018.

Visit the announcement page for more detailed information and to access the full call for proposal and submission guidelines.