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Defeating Malaria’s Innovation Fund supports innovative and evidence-based practices, programs, and strategies that significantly advance the fight against the disease. Funding is limited to the effort’s five thematic areas or priority areas identified by the Board.



The Innovation Fund is externally funded by supporters of Defeating Malaria. The Innovation Fund supports efforts from across the university to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative and evidence-based practices to produce, transmit, and translate knowledge to control and eradicate malaria. The Fund seeds ideas and approaches with the potential to deliver groundbreaking research for real-world impact, including efforts to change the way decision-makers think about malaria programs and the tools they have at their disposal to address this global public health challenge.

The Innovation Fund emphasizes competitive projects that are interdisciplinary in nature, involving researchers from multiple schools or academic centers, and collaborators in malaria endemic countries, including community health workers, technical professionals, experts, and key stakeholders.

Projects supported by the fund are intended to create new knowledge that is of practical use to those operating in the context of malaria endemic countries; stimulate research; encourage cross- disciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration; and strengthen university linkages with regional, national, and global malaria efforts. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe initiative.