The program provides financial support to the institutions of independent investigators, including academic public health-oriented scientists, from low and middle-income countries for a two-year period. Each award is funded up to a total of $100,000 USD (inclusive of any indirect costs), to be paid in annual installments of up to $50,000 USD per year for 2 years. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of a progress report by each award recipient and approval by the Chair of the Scientific Review Committee which oversees the program.
Recipients of these competitive awards under the program will be selected by a Committee comprised of leaders in the field of global health research, public health and viral hepatitis (the "Scientific Review Committee" or the "Committee"). The Committee will review complete applications and select research proposals based on their scientific merit, feasibility, and innovation.
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for an award.