The Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot Public Health Research Grant Initiative targeting young researchers in Cameroon. This pilot grant is aimed at promoting health research and research-driven health policies in the country.
The lack of funding and technical supervision have been major hurdles to health research and development in Cameroon and the Central African sub-region. Young researchers due to this setback, are unable to develop and publish potentially ground breaking ideas which could serve as the evidence needed to revise existing yet failing health policies, or develop new and evidence-informed policies.
The Foretia Foundation through this initiative, intends to start bridging the existing gap, by providing young researchers with funds to cover research work in any healthcare related topic. 10 to 15 grants will be awarded in this pilot phase. The health research grant initiative will not only support young Cameroonian researchers, with the funds needed to cover expenses incurred from research, but will equally provide them with the opportunity to work with, and be mentored by research experts from the foundation.
Awards:- Funds provided shall be up to a maximum of 500,000 FCFA per research project.