This Call focuses on identified priorities related to the current COVID-19 outbreak in humanitarian settings in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Proposals will be eligible for research that targets:
- Refugees or IDPs in camps or urban humanitarian settings, or conflict-affected people in humanitarian settings in LMICs
- Health systems and health care workers supporting the COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings in LMICs.
Proposals addressing any of the below topics will be eligible (see the full Call Guidelines below for further detail):
- Innovative solutions
- Supporting existing health care delivery
- Predicting outbreaks
- Social science behavioural research
- Co-ordination and sharing
Proposals must demonstrate how findings will directly inform the response to the current COVID-19 outbreak in humanitarian settings.
Applications will be reviewed in rounds with deadlines as follows:
- Round 1: 18.00 (GMT+1) on 13 April 2020
- Round 2: 18.00 (GMT+1) on 20 April 2020
- Round 3: 18.00 (GMT+1) on 4 May 2020
Who should apply?
Applicants can be based in any country in the world and must apply as part of an established organization. The research team should include academic and humanitarian partners, as appropriate. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that their proposed research is relevant, feasible and ethical. Applicants must be willing to accept the Elrha Grant Agreement without negotiation, to enable rapid contracting.