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Supporting the generation of policy-relevant knowledge

The Alliance issues calls for research proposals and bids on a regular basis targeted towards institutions from low- and middle-income countries.

Current Calls

Request for Proposals: Strengthening Capacity for Implementation Research (SCAPIR) Training Centres

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (Alliance), in collaboration with the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and the Special Program for Research, Development, and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) are implementing a comprehensive program to strengthen capacity for implementation research (SCAPIR) in selected low and middle income countries. Through this initiative, the development of and demand for locally generated research that is problem-focused and action-oriented will be supported.

The overarching goal of the SCAPIR initiative is to develop the institutional capacity of training centres to implement training and manage grants for implementation research. The specific objectives of the SCAPIR initiative are:

  • To support the adoption and institutionalisation of a course on implementation research that will be jointly developed through this initiative;
  • To support the development of training capacity within selected institutions through training and support for facilitators (master trainers); and
  • To support the implementation of a small grants scheme for implementation research that is led by decision makers such as programme managers.

Through this call for proposals, the Alliance is seeking bids from interested institutions with teaching and training capacity (in implementation research) to implement the above objectives. A total of six institutions will be selected through this call. For more information, please view the attachment below. Please note that this is NOT a call for research.

Deadline: 30 August 2015, 23:59 GMT

Request for Proposals

What is Health Policy and Systems Research?

Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand and improve how societies organize themselves in achieving collective health goals, and how different actors interact in the policy and implementation processes to contribute to policy outcomes.

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