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.
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.
The programme has 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 here.
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.
Core grants: First call for proposals
The R2HC’s First Call for Proposals was opened for Expressions of Interest on 28 July and closed on 10 September. A shortlist of applications have now been selected to develop a full application. For details on the First Call for Proposals click here. A second call will be opened early in 2014.
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
Further enquiries regarding the R2HC programme should be directed to Daniel Davies, R2HC Programme Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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