Call for applications for SRHR research linked to the mass migration crisis in the Americas

Posted by Nicole Moran on September 12, 2019 at 12:07 am


This is a joint initiative between the HRP Alliance, part of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP); the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR); in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Americas – the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Latin-American Perinatology, Women and Reproductive Health Center (CLAP); and the Centro de Pesquisas em Saúde Reprodutiva de Campinas (CEMICAMP) in Brazil, regional Research Capacity Strengthening hub for the HRP Alliance.

The partners are pleased to announce this Call for Applications for small research grants with the purpose of strengthening local research capacity and evidence generation. The goal is to approach the current mass migration in a way that holistically encompasses sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and infectious diseases of poverty, especially among women and girls within the health systems. This approach should help ensure that new or improved knowledge resulting from this call supports a strengthened response on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues during mass migration in the Americas.


We are expecting to support between 12-18 projects to be executed within 12 months with a total budget of USD 435,000. The size of the budget for each grant will be based on the scope and focus of research proposals (approximate budget per project: USD 20,000-40,000). Co-funding from domestic or other sources is encouraged. The proposal should be accompanied by a detailed and itemized budget as part of the application form. Salary of the Principal Investigator, overhead and administrative costs and travel costs that are not essential for the implementation of the project are not eligible items of the budget. The beneficiary institution will be required to have a finance manager or accountant to handle the funds.

Implementation and reporting requirements

All successful teams will be required to participate in CEMICAMP’s online course on protocol development and manuscript writing prior to beginning activities and PAHO’S online tutorial on ethics. Information on these courses will be provided to selected applicants in due course. Successful teams are expected to provide a financial report within 90 days of the completion of the specified funding period. The publishable manuscript will be accepted in lieu of a technical report at the end of the grant period.


Call opens: 2 September 2019
Application deadline: 13 October 2019 by 23:59 GMT -3
Project anticipated start date: early 2020
Funding period: up to one year from start date

How to submit the application

All proposals should be submitted by email using the application form provided. Applications can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese. The completed application form should be signed by all investigators and submitted by e-mail to: with the subject header “Small grants migrants 2019.” To find out more, please visit the following link

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