Call for Proposals for Implementation Research
for Health Policy and Systems Research Alliance
World Health Organization
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 15 September 2012
Interested applicants should pre-register online by 20 August 2012
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“…..The purpose of this Call is to support implementation research that contributes to the scale-up of effective health interventions related to MDGs 4, 5 and 6 in one of the three priority areas described in the following section. The research proposals may be submitted for one of the following priority areas:
i) Strategies to facilitate the integration of services to result in improved health outcomes and greater efficiencies:
ii) Strategies to improve the performance of health workers (through strengthened supervision and increased motivation) to deliver quality services
iii) Strategies for community engagement to increase awareness of, access to, and utilization of health services, and provision of appropriate services at the community level.
The proposed research should seek to adopt a systems perspective which may require a multi-disciplinary research team and the need to engage multiple stakeholders, including the women and men at whom the services are ultimately directed. In addition to ensuring a systems perspective, research-study supported through this call should incorporate the following considerations:
- Equity – the proposed research should consider the potential benefit and empowerment of vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.
- Innovation – the proposed research should to respond to implementation issues not previously addressed by other research and strive to use new methods and approaches or apply existing methods in new ways.
- Capacity building – the proposed research study should provide opportunities to strengthen capacity for the conduct of research and use of evidence for the implementation and scale up of effective interventions. It should also ensure a gender balance in its capacity building activities.
The size of the budget for each grant should be based on the scope and focus of each research study appropriate for the setting the study will be carried out. The budget for the 2-year research study cannot exceed US$ 350 000. Additional funding from other sources should be sought if the budget is anticipated to exceed this amount.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 September 2012.
Bendib, Technical Officer Lydia for Health Policy and Systems Research Alliance
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