The call aims to fund public health research that will produce robust findings that will contribute to the effectiveness of the current humanitarian response and increase the evidence base for future responses to similar infectious disease outbreaks.
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:
The scope of the call covers research that will strengthen the evidence base on how to improve public health outcomes by directly informing the response to the current COVID - 19 outbreak.
Proposals addressing any of the below topics will be eligible:
Elrha aims to fund rapid research which will directly inform the response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. Research teams will need to be able to start research activities as soon as possible so the findings inform the current response.
Applications must demonstrate inclusion of appropriate research partners to ensure the feasibility of conducting research and ensuring rapid utilisation of findings to inform the response. Study teams must include research expertise required to deliver high quality and rigorous research findings: inclusion in the study team of an academic from a research institution (national and/or international) is strongly encouraged. Applications which propose to undertake primary data collection within a humanitarian setting in a LMIC must demonstrate inclusion of a local humanitarian operational partner to ensure relevance of research question and access to study location.