Home Grants and Funding Opportunities Joint EMRO/TDR Call for Applications on: IHR(2005) and Health Security Preparedness Research


The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (Research Promotion & Development; Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR) and the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), in collaboration with the WHO Health Security Preparedness Department, are pleased to announce a Call for Applications on “International Health Regulations (2005) and Health security preparedness”.

The purpose of this call is to identify projects that will document, synthesize and disseminate evidence of capacities for IHR (2005) implementation, health security and health emergency preparedness, as well as supporting the collaborative development and advancement of a preparedness research and development agenda. 

Eligibility criteria

Applicants submitting proposals must be researchers or health professionals working in public health institutions under the umbrella of ministries of health, universities or research institutions, or nongovernmental organizations, from one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen.

Proposals may only be submitted in English.Applicants should have a minimum of one publication in a peer-reviewed journal in the past 5 years.Applicants must demonstrate experience in operational and/or implementation research. This might include, but is not limited to, evidence of having been trained in operational /implementation research and being able to conduct research independently. Such training could include the TDR Implementation Research Toolkit, the MOOC (massive open online course) on implementation research or another formal research training experience.Experience working with national or local health programmes related to preparedness for health emergencies would be considered an advantage. 

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity in science. Researchers are encouraged to apply irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious, cultural and social backgrounds, or (dis)ability status. 

Deadline: 10 June 2021

Only applicants from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region are eligible

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