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R2HC SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The second call for proposals will be a two-stage application process, and will open for Expressions of Interest on 26 May 2014. Potential applicants are encouraged to begin preparing research ideas, and to contact ELRHA to seek assistance if needed in identifying partners.

REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS

30th April 2014, The Siyonat Hotel, Addis Ababa (registration now closed)

15 May 2014, Nai Lert Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (registration open until 1st May)

The workshops will give details of the programme and the second call, provide an opportunity to hear from successful applicants from the first call, and help connect researchers and humanitarian practitioners with others in the region with an interest in humanitarian health research. The workshop is free but please click here to register in advance as places are limited.

Further information on the second call will be posted here when available. If you would like to contact the R2HC programme please email r2hc@elrha.org.

Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC)

The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

The programme is the product of a strategic partnership between the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust, with ELRHA overseeing the programme’s execution and management.

Programme Launch

The programme was launched on 4th June 2013 at the Wellcome Trust in London. Click here for a selection of news articles about the programme, published following the launch. To read our launch press release please click here.

Humanitarian Health Evidence Review

The programme commissioned a system-wide Evidence Review to identify major challenges/evidence needs associated with public health interventions in humanitarian contexts. The full report is available as a PDF and online resource here.

R2HC Ethical Framework

ELRHA commissioned an R2HC ethical framework and guidelines to guide development of research designs and support ethical review of humanitarian health research proposals. The Final Report is available here.

Research collaborations

The R2HC programme will facilitate research collaborations between public health researchers and operational humanitarian agencies. If you would like ELRHA to assist with finding research partners for your organisation, click here to download the partnership brokering form.

First call for proposals:

The research project grantees for the first call for proposals have been announced. Click here for more information.

Core grants

The R2HC’s First Call for Proposals is now closed. For details on the First Call for Proposals click here.

Rapid response grants facility

The Rapid Response Grants Facility opened for proposals on 28th October 2013 to help address the lack of evidence on public health interventions in humanitarian crises by enabling research to take place in the acute phase of an emergency.

The Rapid Response Grants Facility will pre-approve research proposals so that if relevant crises occur, grants would be triggered, funds released, and teams deployed far quicker than conventional research grants allow.

Up to £1m is available to support the Rapid Response Grants Facility. Through a competitive and independent funding committee process, a number of research proposals will be pre-approved, of which a proportion will be activated over the two year lifetime of the grant.

Click here to read the Rapid Response Grants Summary

Click here to read the Rapid Response Grants Guidelines for Applicants

Click here to read the Rapid Response Grants Application Instructions

Please note, the first call for Rapid Response Grant proposals is now closed.

Second call for proposals:

R2HC's second call for proposals for core grants and rapid response grants will open on 26th May 2014. Information about how to apply will be available here shortly. 

International workshops

30 April 2014, The Siyonat Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

15 May 2014, Nai Lert Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme is holding two one-day research funding workshops ahead of the launch of its second call for proposals. The workshops will give details of the programme and the second call, provide an opportunity to hear from successful applicants from the first call, and help connect researchers and humanitarian practitioners with others in the region with an interest in humanitarian health research.

The workshop is free but you must register in advance as places are limited. Registration for the Addis workshop is closed; registration for the Bangkok workshop is open until 1st May 2014. To register to attend please click here.

Contact

Further enquiries regarding the R2HC programme should be directed to Daniel Davies, R2HC Programme Manager, d.davies@savethechildren.org.uk.

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