The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI) is proud to launch the International Collaboration Award (ICA) to support academic collaborations that advance evidence and understanding in the hygiene and health.
It aims to support research institutions to work in partnership to develop innovative solutions to improve hygiene practices. The aim of the ICA is to support equitable research partnerships that produce new evidence and result in the translation of research findings into tangible advances in hygiene practices around the world.
RGHI International Collaboration Award will be issued via a competitive, independent peer review process, to a global group of outstanding researchers.
Priority Research Areas
- Applicants to the RGHI ICA should consider these in relation to the relevance of their proposed study to the RGHI mission.
- RGHI has an inclusive definition of hygiene, including hand hygiene, food hygiene, personal hygiene, menstrual
- hygiene, domestic and surface hygiene, and hygiene in institutions. The specific focus areas are intentionally broad, and applicants should propose a specific focus in line with partnership expertise and interests.
- Exploratory research related to the links between hygiene and health
- Hygiene interventions and their impact on hygiene behaviours, norms and habits
- Implementation research to inform sustainable and scalable approach to hygiene behaviour change
- Research focused on hygiene policy and system strengthening, including economic analysis and evaluation
- Methodological research
- The RGHI International Collaboration Award will provide up to $750,000 for up to a 3-year period.
- Eligible costs include:
- The RGHI ICA is an open call for academics working in partnership based at research institutions, where at least half of the institutions in an application are based in an LMIC, and where hygiene and health research is being locally led.
- The ICA is designed to support relationships and collaborations between universities and/or academic research institutes in Global South-South or Global South-North partnerships. The institutions which apply for the grant must be recognised research institutions with experience of implementing hygiene research projects. Eligible host institutions are universities or academic research institutes anywhere in the world.
- Applications must be submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) from the Host institution
- Institutions can be based anywhere in the world and partnerships can be between 2 or more institutions. At least half the institutions must be based in an LMIC country
- Eligible institutions include research organisations which have an internationally recognised portfolio of relevant research and where research is the primary purpose of the organisation
- The proposed project must align with the goals and priorities of the grant, as outlined in the RGHI research scope and areas of interest
- RGHI International Collaboration Award will be made on the basis of a rigorous peerreview process with reviews conducted by independent scholars skilled in RGHI research topics. An independent expert panel will review all applications and will score applications based on the following criteria:
- Applicant’s track record to date (demonstrating balanced team from across research institutions)
- High-quality, internationally collaborative research project aligned with RGHI research scope
- Demonstrated plans for the project to strengthen capacity of all collaborators, their institutions and global hygiene research networks, and proof of mutual commitment to equitable working
- Potential for impact of the research project
- Value for money
For more information, visit Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI).