Project Description

Type of project:  We are seeking proposals for research that will strengthen the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises and contribute to better health outcomes for people affected by crisis. Addressing leading causes of morbidity and mortality, your research question will seek to improve the functioning of a health system and health outcomes in a humanitarian setting by addressing one or more health system building blocks.  Applicants should apply a systems thinking approach to explore the impact of interventions to improve health outcomes in complex, real-world humanitarian settings. Proposals focusing on needs of women and girls are particularly encouraged.

Location: A crisis must be located in a country this is included on the DAC list of ODA recipients. Humanitarian settings can include conflict-affected locations, complex emergencies, environmental crises, and settings hosting refugees or IDPs.

Eligibility: As a minimum, your research consortium must include a research institution from the country(s) or region(s) in which the research study will take place and an operational humanitarian organisation. Team members can come from a range of organisations including academic or other research institutions, operational humanitarian organisations, governmental organisations, individual experts, and local non-governmental or community-based organisations.

Grant size:  £100,000 – £400,000

Closing date:  15 March