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Our purpose is clear: to empower the humanitarian community to improve humanitarian response. We make this happen by supporting and championing the outcomes of robust research and proven innovations.
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Here you will find our open funding opportunities for innovation (through the Humanitarian Innovation Fund) and research (through Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises).

R2HC Annual Funding Call

R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. This grant programme is an ‘Open Call’, with proposals sought that address specific or multiple public health issues by gathering evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts.

Area of work Disabilities, Disease (Communicable & Non-communicable), Ebola, Gender-based Violence, Health Systems & Services, Injury & Rehabilitation, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Heath and Psychosocial Support, Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises Funding amount up to £3,500,000 Funding deadline 16 Jul 2019

Past Funding Opportunities

WASH Innovation Challenge: Exploring the barriers to inclusion faced by people living with incontinence

The aim of this Challenge is to build on existing evidence and insights to further understand the barriers to inclusion that people living with incontinence face, so that more holistic, effective and inclusive WASH programmes can be developed.

WASH Innovation Challenge: Safe, dignified and inclusive menstrual hygiene management (MHM) programming in emergencies

Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an often-overlooked aspect of humanitarian response. Providing safe, dignified and inclusive MHM programming will require the humanitarian sector to address a range of complex problems that no one product or service can solve.

Innovation Challenge: Understanding the barriers to inclusion faced by people with disabilities and older people in WASH humanitarian programming

We’re looking to understand the barriers to inclusion faced by people with disabilities and older people in GBV humanitarian programming: including needs assessments, programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

Innovation Challenge: Understanding the barriers to inclusion faced by people with disabilities and older people in GBV humanitarian programming

We’re looking to understand the barriers to inclusion faced by people with disabilities and older people in GBV humanitarian programming: including needs assessments, programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

GBV Innovation Challenge: Driving the adoption of GBV M&E approaches

We’re looking for innovative solutions to overcome the barriers that humanitarian actors face in adopting M&E approaches that measure GBV programme effectiveness.

Taking a local perspective on measuring the impact of GBV programmes in emergencies

This was our second GBV funding call, ‘Taking a local perspective on measuring the impact of GBV Programming’! Through this call, we were seeking to support up to five Consortia with grants of up to £50,000 each. Our aim is to generate new context-based perspectives and insights to inform and progress the global agenda on measuring the impact of GBV programming in emergencies.

R2HC Responsive Research Mechanism

Funding through this grant mechanism allows us to respond to exceptional public health emergencies with short-term calls for research. The details of the Funding Call will depend on the nature of the humanitarian emergency and is confirmed once the mechanism is triggered.

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