Updated Jul 11, 2019CLOSED

Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Annual Funding Call

Offered by Elrha

R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. Proposals are sought to address specific or multiple public health issues by gathering evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts.
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.
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CLOSEDJul 16, 2019Deadline
Up to £3,500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasHealth
“Humanitarian crises” includes natural disasters, 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 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
It is expected that applications will be developed and submitted by an institution/organisation representing a research partnership appropriate to the proposed field of study. Research teams could include a variety of organisations (such as research institutions, operational organisations, governmental organisations, individual experts, and local non-governmental or community based organisations). Please note that R2HC research teams must include both a research institution and an operational humanitarian organisation.
The lead applicant may not be a profit-seeking enterprise or an individual (although these may form part of the research team).

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Planned Usage of Funds
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.

Application Directions

Expressions of interest must be submitted through the online Common Grant Application system.


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