Announcing the successful workshop awardees!


We received double the number of applications we were able to fund and they were all very strong, we would like to have taken more. We strongly encourage those who missed out on funding to continue to pursue other means of getting backing, especially now that you have done the groundwork. We will continue to keep BOVA members informed of new avenues for funding via our regular mail outs.


Workshop Lead

Research title


Hector Altamirano, University College London, UK

Housing for health in developing countries: bridging the evidence gap


Jakob Knudsen, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Denmark

Rapid mapping tool: Predicting malaria risk by quantifying roof types directly from satellite data


Neil Lobo, University of Notre Dame, USA

Modeling airflow in built structures towards developing and testing interventions in both a semi-field and field-based system


Michael Maks Davis, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador

Vector-borne Chagas disease and the built environment: keeping the bug outside


Koen Peeters Grietens, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium


To develop an evidence-base for policies aimed at resilience and adaptation, this proposal intends to build on the basis of methodological approaches currently applied in different contexts and around multiple VBDs to identify and analyse interactions between the different levels of the ecosystem in which humans are situated.


Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, ARCHIVE Global, US

Health through Housing Coalition


Anne Wilson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

A two-arm cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of transfluthrin treated eave ribbons and long-lasting insecticidal nets compared to long-lasting insecticidal nets alone, against clinical malaria in children in rural Tanzania.