This section is dedicated to conferences, training and grant opportunities from the NTD world.

If you know of anything interesting that you would like to add here, e.g. if you had a PhD or postdoc position, a conference or training that you would like to advertise or that you are aware of - please write to And don't forget to check back regularly, as new opportunities will be added.

In addition, also take a look at the Global Health Trials section of The Global Health Network for job opportunities,  grants and other events in Global Health in general, as well as a discussion group focussing on training and career development.

The Wellcome Trust's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine are fellowships for researchers in low and middle income countries at a variety of career stages, from master to senior researcher level

Several deadlines are coming up in February and March 2016 for MSc studentships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), for example for the MSc Medical Statistics (covering fees, a stipend, and return airfaire) or the MSc Medical Parasitology or MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control. Details can be found via this link.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine short courses, current courses on: Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal Parasites, Laboratory Diagnosis of Faecal & Blood Parasites, Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria, Molecular & Cellular Biology of Parasites & Vectors, Parasite Epidemiology & Control, Immunology of Parasitic Infections, Vector Population Biology & Control, Key Topics in Snakebite: Biology, Epidemiology, Pathology and Treatment

BMGF grants $15 million for Coordinated Mapping of NTDs in African Region - from the WHO's website: Countries in the WHO African Region are to benefit from a $15 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for scaling up and completing mapping for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in 2014. The mapping exercise aims at identifying infected individuals and at-risk populations in need of intervention measures such as mass drug administration for targeted diseases like elephantiasis, bilharzia, river blindness, intestinal worms and blinding trachoma.

Grants for the fight against neglected tropical diseases in Africa offered by the Fondation Merieux. Five European foundations – Cariplo, Gulbenkian, Mérieux, Nuffield and Volkswagen – have launched a programme of grants for young scientists working on neglected tropical diseases and public health in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's (LSHTM) page on funding and scholarships for their range of Master's and research level courses  

ScholarshipDB: Database of 'scholarships' (PhD studentships, postdoc, faculty and research positions) in Parasitology and Neglected Tropical Disases that can be sorted by region, category, etc... The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative have posted job opportunities within the initiative on their website