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WINDREF launches the One Health Research Grant Initiative

The Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) announces the launch of its One Health Research Grant Initiative (OHRI) which aims to help facilitate the interdisciplinary partnerships on research which has been broadly defined as "…the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, regionally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment." To address this goal, increased research capacity that follows a One Health approach is needed in the Caribbean. This capacity also needs to be sustainable, and thus, should include students in the research process. Three to five competitive three-year grants, for up to US$30,000 per annum are immediately available to support original hypothesis driven research in this field. 

Applications are solicited from qualified individuals working at recognized regional academic institutions. Applications should be submitted on the application form OHRI\0300 and emailed to Mr. Kareem Coomansingh at kcoomans@sgu.edu no later than 15 October 2016. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate institutional collaboration and the inclusion of students throughout the three-year period of support. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate feasible novel research initiatives that, based on the project plan, are likely to advance the field of interest. Such awards should be used to support the purchase of relevant equipment (not computers or related IT equipment), consumables, and local or regional travel to implement the research program. IRB/IACUC approval must be obtained prior to applying for the OHRI program.