Small Equipment Grants

**This call is now closed**


The VALIDATE Network aims to accelerate vaccine research and development for complex intracellular pathogens that cause diseases significant to low and middle-income countries (LMIC), with a focus on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Leishmania spp, Burkholderia pseudomallei and Mycobacterium leprae. VALIDATE also aims to facilitate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and career progression amongst its members.

To support these aims, small equipment grants are available, of up to £10,000 per laboratory, to help LMIC VALIDATE members purchase essential small equipment laboratory items (e.g. microscopes, centrifuges, incubators, freezers, fridges, pipettes, waterbaths etc) that will improve their research.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a VALIDATE Associate or Investigator member, based in an LMIC.

This is the only planned call of this type. Please see the further details below about this award and how to apply. Please submit your application form and associated documents as one pdf to the VALIDATE Network Manager ( by the call deadline. Do contact the Network Manager at the same address with any queries about the form or the application process.


Application Documents

List of LMICs (all countries listed on this document count as 'LMIC')


Call Timelines

Call opens: 5 October 2022

Call closes: 31 October 2022

Review & Outcomes: late November 2022