News

24 March 2021

Selection of Letter of Intents completed

The LRI received 69 Letters of Intent for the 2022 budget round and 20 were selected to submit a full proposal. The Letters of Intent were reviewed by 2 members of the Steering Committee (SC). Points…
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16 February 2021

Virtual LRI Spring Meeting 2021 - April 8th - April 9th - Registration OPEN

On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 April 2021 from 13:30 – 17:00 (CET) the Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) is organising its sixth annual Spring Meeting. This year the event will take place online. During…
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04 January 2021

Anesvad Foundation joins LRI as partner

Anesvad Foundation is a Spanish NGO that works to control, eliminate and eradicate skin-related Neglected Tropical Diseases (skin NTDs) in Sub-Saharan Africa from an integrated approach. Established…
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01 December 2020

Announcement LRI call for proposals – Budget round 2022

*CALL CLOSED* The Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for funding commencing in 2022. LRI funds research with a focus on leprosy – including research…
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17 November 2020

St Francis Leprosy Guild joins LRI as associate partner

The St Francis Leprosy Guild celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Since 1895 the organization has raised over £20 million to enable them to help alleviate the suffering caused by leprosy…
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11 November 2020

LRI assists the GPZL in the prioritization of the Zero Leprosy Research Agenda

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) presented the prioritised Zero Leprosy Research Agenda at the WHO Global Consultation on Global Leprosy Strategy 2021 – 2030 last week. In 2018, the…
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22 April 2020

Budget round 2021: selection of Letters of Intent completed

The selection of Letters of Intent (LoI) has been completed and all applicants have received the outcome of their application. From the 70 LoIs a total of 24 applicants have been invited to submit a…
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12 March 2020

LRI Spring Meeting CANCELLED

We regret to inform you that the LRI Spring meeting and all side meetings have been cancelled in light of the growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. It is unfortunate that we…
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05 March 2020

Budget round 2021: Letter of Intent submission closed

The deadline for the submission of Letters of Intent (LoI) is now closed. We have received in total 70 LoIs for the 2021 budget round. Over the next couple of months our review and selection process…
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28 February 2020

Call for nomination from experts

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking nominations from experts to support the work of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases in monitoring and evaluating the progress made…
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07 February 2020

LRI Spring Meeting coming up and open for external participants (limited seats available!)

7 January 2020 On the 2nd and 3rd of April 2020 the Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) is organising its fifth annual Spring Meeting at Van der Valk Hotel Breukelen in the Netherlands. During this…
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02 December 2019

Workshop explores how to scale up PEP and advance research

2 December 2019 Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI), NLR, and the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) hosted a 4-day workshop in Amsterdam, 5-8 Nov, 2019, to discuss issues related to…
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28 August 2019

International Leprosy Conference 2019

29 August 2019 The 20th International Leprosy Conference will take in place Manila, Philippines from September 9-13, 2019. The conference will be a privileged opportunity for scientists, researchers,…
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26 August 2019

Open call COR-NTD: African Researchers’ Small Grants Program (SGP III)

26 August 2019 The African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK aid from the UK government, through…
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30 July 2019

Open call for proposals at the NTD Support Center

30 July 2019 The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) at The Task Force for Global Health is currently soliciting proposals for operational research to explore factors related to the…
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30 July 2019

LRI Spring Meeting report published

30 July 2019 For the first time, a meeting report of our annual Spring Meeting is published in the Leprosy Review. The report summarizes the progress presentations of the currently ongoing LRI-funded…
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08 July 2019

Annual report 2018 published

8 July 2019 Our 2018 Annual Repport is published. To quote the Chair of the LRI Executive Group, Jan van Berkel: "We are grateful of the many outstanding professionals and experts that contribute to…
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13 June 2019

LRI Research Priority paper published

13 June 2019 We are excited about the publication of our Research Priority project in the Leprosy Review issue! Please have a look at the detailed results presented in the paper. Reviewing Research…
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24 May 2019

Spring Meeting 2019

On 4th and 5th April, 2019 the fourth annual Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) Spring Meeting was held in Veenendaal, the Netherlands with a total attendance of 75 participants from 21 countries…
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23 May 2019

Leprosy research projects succesful in EDCTP - LRI joint call

In 2018, two large PEP implementation trails succesfully obtained funding from a joint call by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and Leprosy Research Initiative…
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