Call for Proposals for Implementation Research for health MDG 4, 5 and 6

19 JULY -15 SEPTEMBER 2012 | GENEVA - The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH), are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for Implementation Research.

The deadline for proposals is 15 September 2012.

The purpose of this Call is to support implementation research that contributes to the scale-up of effective health interventions related to MDGs 4, 5 and 6 in one of the three priority areas described in the following section. The research proposals may be submitted for one of the following priority areas:

  • Strategies to facilitate the integration of services to result in improved health outcomes and greater efficiencies:
  • Strategies to improve the performance of health workers (through strengthened supervision and increased motivation) to deliver quality services
  • Strategies for community engagement to increase awareness of, access to, and utilization of health services, and provision of appropriate services at the community level.

Timeline for call

Event Date(s) Comment
Q&A period Teleconferences 13th - 17th August 2012 Frequently Asked Questions will be posted on IRP Proposal Submission Site
Deadline for online Pre-Registration 20th August 2012 IRP Proposal Submission Site
Deadline for online Submission of Full Proposals 15th September 2012 Online, IRP Proposal Submission Site (<5,000 words)
Proposals Review 15th September – 15th October 2012 Review Committee composed by external experts outside IRP
Notification of Successful Applicants Early November 2012 All successful applicants will be invited to attend protocol development workshop
Protocol Development Workshop November 2012 Geneva, Switzerland