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.
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.
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 R2HC’s First Call for Proposals is now closed. For details on the First Call for Proposals click here. A second call will be announced 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
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.
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. To register to attend one of these workshops please click here. The deadline for registration is 9 April 2014.
Further enquiries regarding the R2HC programme should be directed to Daniel Davies, R2HC Programme Manager, email@example.com.
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