Announcement of Small Research Grants | Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability in Uganda (Chronic- TRIAD)

Makerere University, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHU), is pleased to announce the availability of small research grants in the areas of Trauma, Injuries and Disability in Uganda (TRIAD). Four to six successful applicants will receive between USD3,000 and USD5,000 each, depending on the nature and scope of the proposed work.

The purpose of the TRIAD small grants is to stimulate and support research by Makerere University CHS junior faculty and post-graduate students in the long-term health and economic consequences of trauma, injuries and disability across the lifespan in Uganda.

Eligibility
Applicants eligible for the funding under this grant must be either full-time junior faculty or registered as post-graduate students with one of the schools in MU-CHS.

Scope:
The proposed research must address one of the following areas:
ÔÇó Injuries ÔÇô intentional or unintentional injuries (violence): burden, causation, impact, social or economic consequences, prevention and control, emergency and continuing care.
ÔÇó Disability due to injuries: causation, personal or community, social or economic consequences, care.

Application format
Applicants should submit a five page research proposal relevant to one of the areas outlined above, and containing the following information;
1. Project Summary (half page or less)
2. Rationale & background information
3. Study goals and objectives
4. Methodology
5. Expected Outcomes of the Study
6. Activity Schedule (work must be completed within 8 months of receiving the grant)
7. Budget

Proposals must be in Ms Word, page margins 1 inch all around, type face ÔÇÿTimes New RomanÔÇÖ Font size 12, spacing within paragraphs single. In addition applicants should submit a brief curriculum vita, maximum 250 words, and provide 2 professionally relevant referees. For graduate students, 1 of these letters must be from their advisor supporting the proposal.

Selection
The applications will be evaluated by a multi-disciplinary group of faculty, with members drawn from MU and JHSPH. Proposals will be assessed on their relevance to the required scope, originality, technical quality, and the feasibility of the research given the budget and timeframe. All decisions will be final.

Post Award Rules
All research with human subjects must provide certification from the Research Ethics Committee at MU-SPH prior to start of the project. Full funding will not be released without this certification.

Reporting
A mid-project report (3-pages with any data tables) will be expected at the end of the 4th month of the project; a final report (in the form of a draft manuscript of 10 pages and additional tables/figures) will be due 30 days after at the end of the 8th month of the project. It should be understood that these report will be used by the Chronic TRIAD program and will be shared with peer-reviewers and donors.

Submission
The deadline for submissions of proposals is 5.00pm on 1st December2014. Applicants should submit their proposal and CV electronically to chronic-triad@musph.ac.ug and cc gmagambo@musph.ac.ug .