Call for proposals for African scientists: malaria drug development

1 September, noon CET

6th African Call for Proposals

MMV welcomes proposals from endemic region African scientists focused in the following priority areas:

1. Compounds with confirmed activity on any antimalarial life-cycle stage

Novel molecules meeting the MMV Confirmed Active criteria and a medicinal chemistry plan that tackles any known or anticipated liability. 

2. Assay development and screening

Assay development and screening to support discovery or development of novel antimalarials. Priority will be given to proposals that maximize use of local, field isolates.

3. Computer aided drug discovery

Use of computational approaches (cheminformatic and/or bioinformatic) to discover new molecules with predicted antimalarial activity or new antimalarial drug targets.

Please complete the African Letter of Interest template. Proposals involving a biological target should also include the target information template. See further instructions on how to complete the African Letter of Interest.

The proposals funded as part of this call will have a project start date of January 1st, 2024.

All applications for any of the above must use the specified templates and should be sent electronically to proposals [at] mmv [dot] org by 12 noon CET, September 1st, 2023.