Request for Proposals for Implementation Research in Health Campaign Effectiveness: Campaign Integration and Transitioning the Delivery of Campaign Interventions into Primary Health Care Systems
PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW
The Health Campaign Effectiveness (HCE) program at the Task Force for Global Health, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announces a funding opportunity of up to USD $150,000 for implementation research (IR). The purpose of these upcoming awards is to support low and middle income countries and their partners to conduct IR on integrating two or more health campaigns (or specific campaign components) and/or transitioning health campaign interventions into primary health care systems, when appropriate. The health campaigns of interest are related to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, polio eradication, vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs), and vitamin A supplementation (VAS). The overall goal of the research awards is to improve the effectiveness of health campaigns by identifying challenges and providing solutions to campaign implementation processes and strengthening campaign outcomes, such as improved coverage of interventions, equity and inclusion, reach, access, utilization, acceptability, and cost-benefit. The period for the IR awards will be between April 2021 and July 2022 (16 months).
The HCE IR awards are intended to generate evidence that will inform key programmatic, process, or policy improvements in service of improved campaign delivery. Research questions should be driven by salient implementation problems and designed for action-oriented research in collaboration with local and national level stakeholders. Preliminary findings, final results, and any tools or guidance developed by award recipients will be shared with other awardees during peer-to-peer learning sessions, with members of the Health Campaign Effectiveness Coalition, and with the general public via the HCE website and other platforms. Knowledge dissemination, utilization, and translation into action is the goal of IR; therefore, all awardees must have support of the government agencies involved in the proposed research and ensure open collaboration throughout the project. The sharing of findings early on and throughout the project period will be a feature of the awards.
The deadline for applications in March 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST (GMT-5). Funding decisions are anticipated to be made starting March 17, 2021 and contracts signed with institutions around April 12, 2021.
Do you have a question about the request for proposals? Read our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in English | French | Spanish, view the slides from our recent Q&A webinar, or watch the webinar recording in English | French | Spanish . If you have additional questions, please contact HCEproposals@taskforce.org.
HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Download the Request for Proposals (English | French | Spanish)
Step 2: Submit an Expression of Interest (recommended) by February 12, 2021.
Step 3: Fill out the budget template.
Step 4: Confirm you have all elements mentioned in the checklist (English | French | Spanish).
Step 5: Submit via this form no later than March 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST (GMT-5). You must submit via this online form, but you can download an offline version to help you prepare in English |French | Spanish.
If you have any questions, please contact HCEproposals@taskforce.org. We look forward to receiving your proposals.