Call for applications! 2023–2024 Joint WHO Western Pacific Region/TDR Impact Grants for Implementation Research for Regional Priorities
This call is for applications to conduct implementation research that will inform policy and public health practice for reaching the unreached, with a focus on communicable diseases.
The call is open to principal investigators who are based in an institution located in low- and middle-income countries in the WHO Western Pacific Region including: American Samoa, Cambodia, China, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.
This call aims to facilitate and strengthen public health-oriented implementation research focused on reaching unreached populations, primarily through integrated health service delivery in the Western Pacific Region. Implementation research activities supported by this call may be complementary to those supported by other stakeholders interested in these research areas.
The focus of this call is on the following priorities, with illustrative research areas below. Additionally, specific gaps in knowledge related to priority communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), malaria, dengue and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and their risk factors and exogenous factors are of interest in this call. Note that this is not an exclusive list of submission possibilities:
- Promoting integrated service delivery
- Promoting innovations and systems approach to reach the unreached
- Promoting multisectorial and One Health approaches
Proposals will be selected on a competitive basis by external reviewers and WHO staff in the WHO Western Pacific Region and TDR. Applications will be evaluated on their scientific merit, relevance, feasibility and public health impact of the project.
Deadline for applications: : 3 May 2023 (23:59 PHT)