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AITHM recently announced details of the second round of Capacity Building Funds, providing 17 projects for research into tropical health and medicine.

Made possible with $1M of funding from the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI), and a further $227K from James Cook University (JCU), AITHM’s Director, Professor Louis Schofield explained that the “purpose of these grants is to assist in building research networks and capacity for AITHM scientists in the field of tropical health and medicine.

“These successful projects will further build AITHM research collaborations with world leading research groups into areas of new diagnostics, epigenetics, virology, immunology and therapeutics,” Professor Schofield said.

After an intensely competitive selection process, the range of projects chosen for funding offers a broad scope of intended benefit for the wellbeing of those living in tropical regions.

“There’s great scope for additional investment in high quality tropical health and medicine research with many worthy projects missing out."

“On this occasion AITHM received 42 applications, with the limited funds available, 17 projects were successful,” Professor Schofield said.

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