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Written by NLR on 18 February 2014

The Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) is a combined venture of the Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR), American Leprosy Missions (ALM), German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (GLRA) and The Leprosy Mission Canada (TLMC). Guided by an allied policy with clearly defined research priorities, the four partners have established a joint fund to support leprosy research. 

The joint fund will be reserved for research that is exclusively or strongly related to leprosy. Additional resources will be actively sought for research in the field of general disabilities and for research aimed at different diseases (e.g. other NTDs, TB and diabetes) in combination with leprosy.

Researchers interested to apply for funding by the LRI are invited to complete and submit a Letter of Intent (LoI), giving an outline of the intended research. The LoI should use the format provided on the LRI website ( ). Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered. 

A Letter of Intent may be submitted at any time during the year. However, to be considered for the budget round 2015, LoIs should be submitted by April 1st 2014 by e-mail to the LRI Secretariat, c/o Ms. Nicole Dinnissen ( ). This letter will be screened by the LRI Steering Committee (SC). If the feedback by the SC is positive, the applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal before the next deadline (June 1st).

See also LRI website

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