Calling for Proposals for Seed Grant and Short-Term Assistance

IANPHI is calling for proposals from members for two types of grants: seed grants for research and short-term program for assistance, training, or expert consultations. Deadline for proposals is January 10, 2010.

Seed grants for research 
In 2009-2010, two-year proposals will be funded at a maximum of $30,000 per year. Priority will be given for proposals from low-resource countries and collaborative proposals, in which at least 50% of the project is performed by researchers who are from, and located in, a low-resource country. The proposals need to be scientifically relevant and related to the major public health problems in developing countries and countries in transition. Research topics may include, but are not limited, to the following:

• Infectious diseases
• Maternal and child health
• Nutrition-related health problems 
• Chronic, non-communicable diseases
• Disaster preparedness and environmental health problems
• Injury control and prevention
• Public health system and policy research 

Short-term assistance, training, or expert consultations
Projects will usually be relatively short: one or two months or less in duration. The aim is to help countries quickly resolve priority gaps in NPHI capability and capacity. In 2009-2010, proposals will be funded at a maximum of $25,000 each. Assistance might include, but is not limited to, the following:

• Short-term consultations and/or assessment visits from a small IANPHI team composed of experts from member NPHIs 
• Funds to provide short-term training 
• Funds for short-term staff exchange 
• Funds for targeted leadership development 
• Other short-term assistance as identified by the applying NPHI and approved by IANPHI

Grants will be given to IANPHI members only. For information about the application process, see the documents below: 

Seed grants for research: RFP 
Short-term assistance, training, or expert consultations (PDF, 48 kt)

2010 Proposal Deadline

The deadline for submitting 2010 proposals for seed grants for research and short term assistance, training, or expert consultation is January 10, 2010.