Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme (R2HC)’ to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

Funding brief: R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

This grant programme is 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.

Area of work: Disabilities, Disease (Communicable & Non-communicable), Ebola, Gender-based Violence, Health Systems & Services, Injury & Rehabilitation, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Heath and Psychosocial Support, Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health

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 contexts
● Research outcomes that are clearly linked to improving humanitarian responses
● Inclusion of cost-effectiveness analyses (where appropriate)

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.
● Conflicts, or complex emergencies, either at the regional, national or sub-national levels, within lower or middle income countries.
● Research concerned with health outcomes in the acute phase of an existing humanitarian crisis is prioritised. 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.
● 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 maximised, in a humanitarian context;
● Health systems, including coordination of the public health response in humanitarian contexts and health system strengthening in conflict-affected countries;
● Specific interventions designed to improve health outcomes, such as cash transfers.
● Proposals may focus on specific, or multiple public health issues, gathering data or evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts.
● Proposals must include a partnership between at least one academic or research institution and one operational humanitarian partner. Either body can be the lead organisation for the application. Under Call 7, we have an additional requirement,that the research consortium must include at least one academic or research institution from the country(s) or region(s) in which you plan to undertake research.
● Research proposals are required to demonstrate how gender equality and social inclusion will be addressed through the research process and, also, how the research outcomes will contribute to increased gender equality and social inclusion during humanitarian crises.
● Proposals that focus on addressing public health issues specifically affecting vulnerable and marginalised populations, such as people with disabilities, the elderly, women and girls, and hard-to-reach groups, will be welcomed. Proposals should consider how vulnerable and marginalised groups access health services and are integrated into the planning of service provision.
● The potential scale of impact of funded research is an important criteria and they therefore strongly encourage applications that focus on:
 Comparative (multi-country) research
 Research that is replicable in multiple contexts
 Multi-sector integrated responses
 Inclusion of cost-effectiveness analyses (where appropriate).
● Proposed research methodologies should be of a standard such that final papers will be publishable in peer-reviewed academic journals. Robust innovative methodologies that advance research in humanitarian settings are encouraged. Primary and/or secondary data collection approaches will be considered.
● Research proposals may focus on any of the various humanitarian crisis settings, whether urban or rural, camp or general population.

Donor Name: Elrha
Funding name: Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme (R2HC)

Expressions of Interest must be submitted online by 17:00 hrs BST on 16th, Jul, 2019 at 17:00 hrs BST.
● The deadline for the submission of Full Proposals will be 20th, December, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view Or Click to view

Funding limit: up to £3,500,000

● For those applicants selected to go forward to the Full Proposal stage, seed funding of up to £10,000 per application will be available to support the development of strong research partnerships and to finalise 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.

Special Notes:  Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: Successful Full Proposals will have up to 48 months in which to undertake the research and uptake 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. ii. The lead applicant may not be a profit-seeking enterprise or an individual (although these may form part of the research team). For those proposals that progress beyond the Expression of Interest stage, further documentation and information will be needed in order to conduct due diligence checks if you are to be successful at Full Proposal stage.

Eligible Country: The R2HC is only able to fund research in countries featured in the Development Assistant Committee (DAC) list of ODA recipients. This means that while they can fund research in countries such as Turkey and North Macedonia, thet are not able to do so in others such as Greece.

They can consider applications for research in non-humanitarian settings but you will need to demonstrate that the outcomes of the research would have validity as well as applicability in a humanitarian context.

Submission mail: Not found

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● Guideline: (English)  /  French (Click to view)
● About: Click to view
● FAQ: (English)  /  French (Click to view)

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

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