Deadline: 20 June 2016
The World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), in collaboration with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is currently inviting applications for its Joint Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty with an aim to focus on the challenges facing disease control programmes in the South-East Asian region.
All proposals should address key public health challenges related to such infectious diseases of poverty as tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and other emerging infectious diseases and include approaches such as:
- Implementation research on factors required for improved effectiveness, efficiency and appropriate adoption of new and existing interventions and public health delivery models.
- Innovative approaches to engaging health professionals in delivering services both in public and private sectors.
- Innovative ways to stimulate health systems approach and sustain community demand for and participation in major public health interventions.
- Research on feasible interventions to increase case detection and access to public health facilities as well as evidence of antimicrobial resistance.
- Knowledge gap related to an operational/programmatic issue that has a direct policy and programmatic relevance.
- Health systems, health service delivery, community-based approaches or qualitative research topics in the context of the diseases listed above.
- Social, economic and behavioral research that examines social determinants or their interaction and co-morbidity with non-communicable diseases
- Proposals are invited from researchers and health professionals working in disease control programmes of ministries of health, other health sector partners, universities, research institutions and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) of the South East-Asian region.
- Applications from SEAR Member States with limited health research capacity and/or research infrastructure are especially encouraged.
- Proposals must clearly illustrate how the knowledge gap addressed by the research is relevant or important in the context of strengthening local health systems or disease programmes.
- The proposals must be of duration of no longer than 12 months.
How to Apply
- Interested applicants can apply by filling up the application form provided on the given website.
- The form and two page curriculum vitae of all investigators should also be attached and submitted via email.
Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste.
For more information, please visit SEARO/TDR Joint Small Grants Scheme.