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Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination

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We are seeking applications that aim to advance or accelerate the elimination of one or more of the following diseases: malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis, and welcome submissions for new and existing projects that require funding to achieve their goals. Projects should focus on the implementation of innovative ideas and established research that has high potential to be catalytic, transformational, or genuinely novel in approach, or operational research with prospects to substantially provide solutions to existing elimination challenges within the following themes:

  • Cross-border, cross-disease, cross-program, or cross-sector approaches to disease elimination
  • Community-centered approaches to disease elimination
  • Approaches that better integrate disease elimination within health systems
  • Improved approaches to stop disease transmission, including through leveraging data and surveillance
  • Improved tools and approaches for vector control

We recommend that projects align with national priorities to advance disease elimination strategies, along with the international objectives of the WHO’s NTD road map and Global Technical Strategy for Malariathe Polio Endgame Strategy, and the SDGs


We are keen to receive applications from organizations based in malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis-endemic countries. Applications must come from an organization or organized entity.

The following entities are eligible to apply:

  • Public, or private sector institutions
  • Non-Governmental Organisations, philanthropic foundations and Coalitions or networks of Civil Society Organisations
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • National or regional academic or research institutions
  • Other interested parties with strong demonstrated experience in at least one of the defined disease areas

Organizations are welcome to submit more than one project.

The application deadline is June 13, 2021

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