Call for Proposals for Implementation Research

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

World Health Organization

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 15 September 2012

Interested applicants should pre-register online by 20 August 2012

For full details and submission guidelines, please go to:

http://bit.ly/MWHEq6

"..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.

FUNDING

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.

Lydia Bendib, Technical Officer

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

World Health Organization - Geneva Switzerland

email: alliancehpsr@who.int

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