We are pleased to announce our two(!) calls for proposals.
The application portal is opening Friday, December 1st 2023!
The deadline for submission for both calls is Friday January 26th, 2024 at 23:59 (CET), so make sure to submit your Letter of Intent timely.


RESILIENTD call for proposals – budget round 2025
We've been working hard behind the scenes, and now it's time to share some exciting news! 

Introducing the RESILIENTD grant! 

In collaboration with Anesvad Foundation, LRI is proud to present a unique opportunity for researchers to make a meaningful impact on global health. Our new call for proposals focuses on addressing the social determinants of health in the context of skin NTDs, including leprosy, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa
The World Health Organization defines social determinants of health as “the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.” Examples of social determinants of health are: income and social protection, education, unemployment and job insecurity, working life conditions, food insecurity, housing, basic amenities and the environment, early childhood development, social inclusion and non-discrimination, structural conflict, and access to affordable health services of decent quality.   

Key details of the call for proposals: 

  • The project should primarily focus on social determinants of health in the context of skin NTDs. 
  • The project may involve various skin NTDs, but leprosy must be included. 
  • The project may span multiple countries and continents, but at least half of the project countries must be in Sub-Saharan Africa.   
  • At least half of the members of the research team should be based in Sub-Saharan Africa.  
  • Project duration must not exceed four years (48 months).  
  • Research results must be directly applicable to leprosy/skin NTD services or to the wellbeing of persons affected by leprosy/skin NTDs.  
  • We expect to fund projects with an average annual budget of €50,000 (ranging from €30,000 to €70,000) – although in exceptional cases higher annual budgets will be accepted. 

We extend a warm welcome to researchers from around the world who have proposals aligned with our area of interest. 

LRI Regular call for proposals – budget round 2025
LRI is pleased to announce the annual call for proposals for funding commencing in 2025. LRI funds research with a focus on leprosy – including research applications combining leprosy with other NTDs or other diseases that share cross-cutting issues with leprosy. 

In this budget round, a general call is being issued, and proposals related to all of LRI’s research priorities will be equally considered.