Deadline: 15 October 2016
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking applicants for its Collaborative research on health and the environment in the South East Asian and Western Pacific Regions in order to undertake a socio ecological systems approach to understanding the challenges of VBDs that will inform the implementation of innovative and sustainable environmental public health approaches and solutions.
- Implement multi-stakeholder-driven, ecosystem-based innovative tools and approaches to address the challenge of vector-borne diseases, especially in areas with inadequate health infrastructure.
- Undertake training activities for research capacity building.
- Facilitate the uptake of new knowledge and research results through translation of research for best practice and influence on policies.
A maximum of 2 proposals will be selected for funding for a period of 2 years with a maximum annual budget of US$ 120 000 per project (total up to US$ 240 000).
- This research programme has a highly selective nature. It seeks to identify unique established groups, consortium or networks that are in the consolidation phase of their research and would most likely benefit from a new influx of funding to advance their work.
- The ideal candidate is a research group with an existing VBD control/prevention product/s that has/have significant demonstrated potential and can be leveraged for immediate application.
- Research groups, networks or consortia from multi-country institutions (from at least 3 countries) working in low- and middle-income countries within the WHO Southeast Asian and Western Pacific regions are eligible to apply.
- Applications are limited to those groups or entities that have had previous experience/track record (through publications and on-the-ground experience with community participatory projects) in undertaking socioecological system research and/or interventions relevant to VBDs. These groups should include collaborations from across multiple disciplines and those working in programmes embedded within the relevant sectors (e.g., ministries of health and environment), academic institutions, research institutes and nongovernmental organizations, professional societies and civil service organizations involved in tropical disease research activities.
- Applications should be headed by qualified researchers (PhD level, at a minimum); female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. The grant will be awarded to the beneficiary institution where the lead researcher/s is/are based.
How to Apply
Applicants must fill the online application form via given website.
Western Pacific Region: American Samoa, Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (France), Guam (USA), Hong Kong (China), Japan, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macao (China), Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated States of Mongolia, Nauru, New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of the Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands (UK), Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Tokelau (New Zealand), Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna.
For more information, please visit WHO Call for Applications.