DEADLINE: 1ST JUNE 2020, COVID-19 Transform Fund: Applications now open!

DEADLINE: 1ST JUNE 2020, COVID-19 Transform Fund: Applications now open!

Date : 10 May 2020

Reported by : Siti Nur Nazeha Bt Saiffuddin Zuhri

Category : Announcements




Dear Respected Researchers,  

YBhg. Datuk Seri/Dato’ Seri/Datuk/Dato’/Datin/Prof./Ir./Dr./Tuan/Puan,

It is our pleasure to inform you that the IsDB are pleased to announce the Transform Fund Call for Innovation 2020 that will focus entirely on supporting their Member Countries long-term preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This call will operate in addition to the IsDB Group's other wide-ranging initiatives coordinated by their Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility.

The Call for Innovation will identify, encourage and reward innovative proposals that will benefit local communities focused on the following: 

- The application of advanced technology

such as IoT, Big Data blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to track and monitor the spread of COVID-19 and other emerging Infectious diseases for improved diseases surveillance systems and patient care; 

  - Innovative health supply chain management systems

powerful search engine of medical supplies, new Biosafety Laboratory Level-3 Design technology and biocontainment;  

- Development of Low-cost rapid tests and screening methods

such as Point-of-Care rapid tests, molecular tests and diagnostic test quality, for early detection, diagnostic, treatment and prevention solutions including vaccine production for COVID-19 and future emerging highly infectious diseases; 

- Capacity building interventions

targeted at improving operational capacities of health care providers in the field epidemiology and infection control management of highly pathogenic cases, such as training, deployment of software applications, awareness campaigns, service delivery or research centres.  

The Fund will look for applications specifically linked to tackling COVID-19 in relation to the following six UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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The categories of application are:  

1) New Ideas with Proof of Concept, Funding Opportunity: Grants ranging from US$ 50,000-100,000

2) Capacity Building in Science, Technology and Innovation Funding Opportunity: Grants ranging from US$ 100,000-150,000

3) Scaling up of Innovative Projects, Funding Opportunity: Equity Participation up to US$ 300,000

4) Commercialization of Technology Funding Opportunity: Equity Participation up to US$ 1,000,000

For eligibility criteria and other operational matters, candidates may be assisted by referring to Operational Guidelines for the Application for Transform Fund. 

To apply or for more information, kindly visit here: TRANSFORM FUND APPLICATION 

Thank You. Wassalam.

Grant Initiative Unit, RMC IIUM

Grant Initiative Unit,
Level 3, Research Management Centre
International Islamic University of Malaysia
Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
1. Prof. Dr. Mariana Mohamed Osman
Deputy Director, GIU
2. Sr. Raja Nur Sabrina binti Raja Ahmad Shah
Asst. Director
3. Sr. Nur Nadhirah Kamarudin
Admin Asst. C/O