The IDM - a transfaculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus in a 7,100 sqm state-of-the-art facility, we operate in the fields of infectious diseases & molecular medicine
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IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific & clinical disciplines; with 62 consortia linking us with 183 institutions in 22 African countries & 24 countries beyond.
IDM capacity building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research & health sciences human capital development.
Clinical research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM infuences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in the various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.

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University accredited research institute
Tackling diseases of importance in Africa
Developing people
Impacting health policy and practice


Monday, 22 October 2018
Newton Fund
Funding Call: Newton Mobility Grants

Newton Mobility one-year awards are intended to strengthen the research capacity/capability of, and contribute to promoting economic development and social welfare in, the overseas country. The awards will also initiate the development of longer-term links between the overseas and UK researchers.

Awards might include a range of related activities, but mobility (in the form of visits and exchanges, etc.) should form an integral part of proposals. The main purpose of the funding is to cover travel and maintenance costs, although costs related to other eligible activities will be considered. Partnerships including a training element and involving scholars in the early stages in their career will be looked on favourably.

Publication Date:
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:00
Fogarty PhD Fellowships
Fogarty PhD Fellowships in HIV-associated Tuberculosis

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program is calling for applications for two PhD fellowship opportunities in Basic and Clinical Science.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:15
Travel bursaries available for the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research Conference

Travel bursaries are available for the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research Conference which takes place on 12 - 15 May 2019 at the University of Dundee, UK. The bursary will cover conference registration and a contribution towards travel costs up to £1000-£1500.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 08:00
Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Scientists from South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have announced publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of the results of an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained TB infections in high-risk adolescents.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 13:30