Annual Call for Proposals

R2HC annual Call for Proposals will open on 5 June 2018

R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. The R2HC programme is the product of a strategic partnership between the UK Government (DFID), the Wellcome Trust, and the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Want to know more?

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Sign up for our webinars!

Thinking of applying for R2HC funding? Join one of our webinars to get an overview of the R2HC programme, and learn more about the call focus and how to apply:

Tuesday 5 June 2018 9am – 10am (BST)
Tuesday 5 June 2018 5pm – 6pm (BST) 

The below series of webinars are from last year’s funding call, which will give you an insight into the R2HC programme and our funding calls. This webinar focused on gender and social inclusion when developing a proposal and what our expectations are for research uptake. The slide deck for this webinar can be found here.

This webinar focused on Research Methodologies  – what are our Funding Committee looking for in proposals around research methodologies?

The authors of the Evidence Review of Gender-Based Violence Research Methodologies, commissioned by us in 2016, share their findings and recommendations. See the Q&A from the webinar.


Call Focus

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This will be an ‘Open Call’, with proposals invited to address specific or multiple public health issues, gathering data or evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts. Under this Call, proposals on the following theme will be particularly welcomed:

  • Evaluation of interventions focused on health system strengthening in fragile states and protracted crises.

Further details regarding the focus for this Call can be found in our FAQs.

How to apply

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Full guidelines will be published when the call opens in June. A link to the Call FAQs can be found here.


Due Diligence’ is our process of reviewing your organisation’s finances, and internal policies and processes so that we can measure the likely level of risk to us in funding your organisation. It is our legal duty to carry out this process on all our grantees before we are allowed to disburse any funds.

Find out more about our Due Diligence and Contracting process by reading these frequently asked questions.

Existing R2HC Funded Research

Since 2014, R2HC has funded over 40 grants, awarding almost £14 million to organisations working in humanitarian health. The research funded covers a diverse range of topics from non-communicable disease and WASH, to maternal and child health. Read more about the work we fund.

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