I n f e c t i o u s††† D i s e a s e††† R e s e a r c h††† F o u n d a t i o n
The Infectious Disease Research Foundation (IDR Foundation) is a non-profit organization with as main goal to financially support medical research in the field of infectious diseases. The Foundation considers infectious diseases as an emerging global problem and research in this field needs more support. The IDR Foundation will promote research on a global level and makes no distinction in the nationality of applicant researchers and were the research shall take place. The proposed research project needs to be innovative, relevant, and of good quality. Research proposals are reviewed by people in the field and judged if the proposal fits the Foundationís program. Any researcher with a good track record in the field of infectious diseases is eligible (provide references of scientific articles). Researchers can do research proposals that are out of line with their previous research efforts. The Foundation prefers to support researchers whose research careers are still developing rather than those in the later phases of a distinguished career.
Currently we are closed to grant applications.
The IDR Foundation has committed her resources to one main prestigious project:
Publishing a World Geographic Atlas of Infectious Diseases. Heiman Wertheim (Oxford University, Vietnam) and Jack Woodall (ProMED Mail, Brazil) will be the editors for this atlas, that will give a complete global overview on the distribution of all relevant infectious diseases Ďat-a-glanceí. This atlas is a vital visual reference for anyone working in the field of infectious diseases, for both patient care and teaching. The Atlas will be published by Wiley-Blackwell publishers.
The advisory board for this project contains infectious disease and mapping experts: Jeremy Farrar (Oxford, Vietnam), Mary Wilson (Harvard, USA), Simon Hay (Malaria Atlas Project, USA), Henri Verbrugh (Erasmus MC, Netherlands).
This project is funded by the Continuendo MusartE Foundation.
The foundation is actively raising funds to make new projects possible and sponsor more research.
Donations are always welcome on the following bank account:
IBAN code: NL14ABNA0533170605
Bank account: 220.127.116.115
Last updated: 24-9-2008