Funds are disbursed through general and strategic calls for proposals. Generally, the annual call for proposals is published in December of a given calendar year and is open for applications for about two months. Researchers interested to apply for funding by the LRI should complete and submit a Letter of Intent (LoI), giving an outline of the intended research. As long as there is an open call an application can be submitted via the online Grant Application Portal via leprosyresearch.flexigrant.com

Budget Round 2021 - CALL CLOSED

Application and selection criteria

Researchers interested to apply for funding by the LRI are invited to complete and submit a Letter of Intent (LoI), giving an outline of the intended research. The LoIs should be submitted using the LRI Grant Application portal – which can be accessed via leprosyresearch.flexigrant.com 
Once the deadline of submission is past, the application portal will be closed. We strongly advise you to take sufficient time to enter all the required data in the system.

 In addition to call specific criteria, the following criteria will be used to determine the eligibility of research project applications:

  • The main topic of the study must fall within one of the agreed priority areas;
  • The research must be deemed relevant and of sufficient quality;
  • Research results must in the short to medium term be applicable to leprosy services or to the wellbeing of persons affected by leprosy;
  • Preference will be given to proposals from or in close collaboration with institutions or organisations in endemic countries;
  • Proposals must clearly state how the beneficiaries will be involved in the various stages and levels of the project planning, execution and management;
  • Project duration should not exceed four years (48 months).

For further details about the selection process see 'Grant Procedures'.

Timeline Budget Round 2021

Announcement Call for Proposals:

December 2019

Deadline submission Letter of Intent:

3 March 2020

Results to applicants (rejection or invitation for a full proposal):

Mid April 2020

Deadline submission Full Proposal:

2 June 2020

Feedback of independent reviewers to applicants:

15 August 2020

Deadline rebuttal:

5 September 2020
Results to applicants (rejection or award of grant): December 2020