Donor Name: ELRHA
Funding name: Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme
Funding brief: R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.
This will be an ‘Open Call’, with proposals sought that address specific or multiple public health issues by gathering evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts.
Under this Call, we encourage research that informs the privatization of public health humanitarian interventions and maximizing value for money.
All proposals will be expected to demonstrate the potential scale and impact of the proposed research and, to do this, you might like to consider adopting the following approaches:
● Comparative (multi-country) research
● Research that is replicable in multiple contexts
● Multi-sector integrated responses
● Research that advances new methodological approaches in challenging context
● Research outcomes that are clearly linked to improving humanitarian responses.
Scope of funding: The scope of this call covers any research that will strengthen the evidence base around public health interventions, and thereby lead to more effective public health interventions in humanitarian crises.
“Humanitarian crises” for the purpose of the programme includes natural disasters, conflicts, or complex emergencies, either at the regional, national or sub-national levels, within lower or middle income countries.
Within the 5thCall, applicants may seek funding from one of two different streams:
● Core Funding: Research concerned with health outcomes in the acute phase of an existing humanitarian crisis is prioritized. Proposals focusing on resilience/disaster risk reduction or early recovery will be considered where a clear link is made with health outcomes in an acute phase.
● Rapid Response Funding: Research in the context of a rapid-onset crisis which is yet to occur A mechanism has been established to be able to fund research in the acute phase of a rapid-onset crisis, for which the timeline of ‘standard’ funding programmes would be too slow.
Proposals under the Call could fund research that addresses:
● Public health priorities specific to the context of a humanitarian crisis that lacks a solid existing evidence base;
● How public health interventions not specific to a humanitarian context can be adapted and delivered, and their effectiveness maximized, in a humanitarian context;
● Health systems, including coordination of the public health response in humanitarian contexts;
● Specific interventions designed to improve health outcomes, such as cash transfers.
Deadline: 16th, August
Funding details link: http://www.elrha.org/r2hc/funding/5th-call-proposals/
● Up to £3m of research funding is available in the 5th Call. The R2HC is able to fund a wide range of grant sizes, including grants for large comparative studies that have the potential to generate significant impact. There is no ceiling on the amount that can be requested. The number of grants and the total amount of funding approved will depend on the quality of proposals received.
● For those applicants selected to go forward to the Full Proposal stage, seed funding of up to £10,000 per application will be available specifically to support the development of strong research partnerships and to finalize proposal development. In exceptional cases seed funding can be used to undertake preliminary data collection as part of the proposal development process. Applicants will be invited at the Expression of Interest stage of the application to indicate whether they want to apply for seed funding and, if so, to submit an outline seed funding proposal and budget.
● Those applying for seed funding at the Expression of Interest stage are also invited to indicate whether they wish to receive support from the R2HC through facilitation of partnership development meetings. For this, priority will be given to research teams where either the lead applicant or a key partner is a southern academic institution.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: June/August, 2018
Project duration: Grants will be for a maximum duration of 36 months–24 months for the research to be conducted, followed by 12 months for uptake and dissemination activities.
Eligible organization: As below
● It is expected that applications will be developed and submitted by an institution/organization representing a research partnership appropriate to the proposed field of study. Research teams could include a variety of organizations (such as research institutions, operational organizations, governmental organizations, individual experts, and local non-governmental or community based organizations). Please note that R2HC research teams must include both a research institution and an operational humanitarian organization.
● The lead applicant may Not be a profit-seeking enterprise or an individual (although these may form part of the research team). At the Expression of Interest stage, applicants will be asked to submit evidence of legal registration.
● For those proposals That progress beyond the Expression of Interest stage, further documents will be requested in order to conduct due diligence checks.
Eligible Country: An acute or emergency phase can exist within a chronic, slow onset or sudden onset situation. It may be defined by a) a Declaration of Disaster, which is an official in-country issuance of a state of emergency upon the occurrence of a large-scale calamity; b) a declaration of a L2 or L3 emergency by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee or an individual humanitarian agency; or c) the well-supported, evidence-based argument of the institution that applies for R2HC funding.
Submission mail: N/A
Other important link:
● Guideline: http://www.elrha.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Guidelines.pdf
● Apply: Previously applied for R2HC funding login and apply: (https://www.commongrantapplication.com/login.php?refOrgId=24735&refProgId=412&refProgType=grantsNew ).
● New applicant register and apply: (https://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=24735&refProgId=412&refProgType=grantsNew ).
● FAQ: http://www.elrha.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/R2HC-5thCall_FAQs_with-GBV-q-addition-SP-20.07.17.pdf
How to apply: All applications must be made through our online Common Grant Application platform:
● If you have previously applied for R2HC funding login and apply here (https://www.commongrantapplication.com/login.php?refOrgId=24735&refProgId=412&refProgType=grantsNew ).
● If you are a new applicant register and apply here (https://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=24735&refProgId=412&refProgType=grantsNew ).
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