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[afro-nets] Call for research proposals from civil society organizations
- From: "Sylvie Olifson" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 21:55:44 +0200
The WHO Scientific Resource Group on Equity Analysis and Research <http://www.who.int/eth/en/> together with the Global <http://www.globalforumhealth.org/> Forum for Health Research and People's Health Movement <http://www.phmovement.org/> announce a call for research proposals from civil society organizations (CSOs) on the theme:
'Advancing health equity through research and practice - identifying what works to reduce health inequities'.
Deadline for receipt of entries is 23 May 2010
CSOs interested in evaluating the interventions they implemented and their impacts both on health outcomes and on health equity are invited to submit research proposals. The interventions (including policies, programmes, etc) to be evaluated need to address social, economic and political determinants of health. Submission of proposals dealing with interventions and research projects already in progress is strongly encouraged.
A description of the call is provided below and via the following link: :
Purpose of the call
This call for research proposals aims at:
. Identifying the four most promising operational research and evaluation proposals submitted by CSOs;
. Refining methods, particularly on the attribution of changes in the distribution of health resulting from the interventions, and considerations to increase the interpretation and potential generalisability of results.
For this, selected research proposals will be presented, discussed and improved during the 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, in Geneva, Switzerland;
. Facilitating the conduct of winning research proposals by expert mentoring, facilitating contacts with potential research funders, a cash award of up to USD 10,000 (to contribute to evaluation of the intervention) and facilitating the dissemination of results.
Eligibility to apply for the call
. The Principal Investigator in the proposal must be drawn from a civil society organization (CSO), such as registered charities, development NGOs, community groups, women's organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations, trade unions, self-help groups, social movements, business associations, coalitions and advocacy groups.
. Research proposals must be aimed at evaluating interventions (including policies, programmes, etc) addressing social, economic and political determinants of health, and their impacts both on health outcomes and on health equity. The evaluation should examine inequities among different social groups, not only between one disadvantaged group and a population average. Interventions are those implemented by civil society organizations (CSOs) and could potentially be adapted for implementation in other countries.
. Teams submitting expressions of interest should demonstrate expertise in research for health or development, ability to design evaluation studies and ability to analyze data to evaluate impacts of interventions on health and health equity. Demonstration of advanced writing skills will be an advantage.
. Submission of proposals dealing with interventions and research projects already in progress is strongly encouraged.
. A budget and timeline must be included, specifying how the case award will contribute to the overall evaluation of the intervention.
21 April 2010: Opening date for applications
23 May 2010: Deadline for submission of applications
30 May to 4 June: Selection of applications
7 June 2010 : Successful applicants informed
14 June 2010: Proposals posted on PHM-Global Forum-WHO websites for open consultation
11-15 July 2010: Session during IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion in Geneva: successful applicants present more details on their proposals and an expert panel and audience further discusses
1 September 2010: Final proposals posted on PHM-Global Forum-WHO websites.
September 2010: Initiation of intervention evaluation research
July 2011: Interim progress report
March 2012: Final report
June 2012: Learning across all projects synthesized
Research and Programmes Unit
Global Forum for Health Research
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