The National Universities Commission (NUC) is in receipt of a call circular from the British High Commission
in Nigeria, for research proposals on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The aim of the research is to
produce robust research findings that could contribute to the effectiveness of the response to the current
outbreak of the disease and to also help draw lessons for future outbreaks of Ebola and other communicable
The Ebola Health Research Call is being funded by the UK Department for International Development
(DFID), the Wellcome Trust and the Enhancing Learning & Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA),
through a special funding window of existing £6.5 million Research for Health in Humanitarian
Crises (R2HC) programme.The size and number of grants to be awarded will depend on the number of
high-quality research applications that are within the scope of the Call as a wide range of applications will
be considered in terms of the amount of funds requested. Applicants should note that the Call does not
cover the funding of laboratory or pathogenesis research.
Research proposals must aim to strengthen how to improve public health outcomes following Ebola outbreaks.
Other relevant research areas include, but not limited to:
• Clinical Management
• Disease Control and Prevention
• Health Systems
• Social Mobilisation
Kindly note that after the selection of successful research teams in the first stage, they will be invited to
develop a more detailed research proposal.
For guidelines and more information, applicants are requested to visit ELRHA or contact the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested qualified researchers are to submit a preliminary Expression of Interest application to ELRHA
by 11 Am British Summer Time (Same as Nigeria’s time) on or before 8 September 2014. Applicants who
are unable to meet this deadline should contact ELRHA directly through the email address above.