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Call for proposals on global health research 2007

Forskerprosjekt Velg
18.04.2007 18:00 CEST



Antatt tilgjengelige midler:

A total of approximately 30 mill. NOK is available for this call.

Føringer og viktige forhold for alle søknadstyper i utlysningen:

The programme for global health and vaccination research (GLOBVAC) consists of two subprogrammes on global health research and on vaccination research, respectively, with separate budgets and separate calls for proposals. This call is for the subprogramme on global health research only. (The next call for the subprogramme on vaccination research is in June 2007.)

Thematic guidelines:
The proposal must be within the field of global health research, which is here defined as research related to poverty-related diseases, in particular infectious diseases, and health problems in low- and middle-income countries. Further, the proposal must be within the overall aims of the programme as stated above.

This call will encourage, but is not restricted to, proposals focusing on:

  • diseases and health problems that account for a large proportion of the global disease burden
  • diseases and health problems that are neglected
  • thematic areas where Norway has the capacity and competence to be in the international forefront 
  • thematic areas where Norway is strongly involved in health programmes

This includes studies on:

  • development, implementation and evaluation of methods for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care
  • health policy and systems research addressing structural and individual determinants of poor health and quality, equity, accessibility and affordability of health care
  • stimulation of technology transfer to low- and middle-income countries

General guidelines
Projects should run over a period of between 2 and 3 years, and must be completed by the end of 2010.

Eligible applicants are public and private Norwegian institutions. Allocation of funds must contribute to developing high quality projects with participation of Norwegian research environments.

Collaboration with partners in low- and middle-income countries is strongly encouraged. Other international collaboration is also encouraged. Proposals must define tasks and funding for each of the international collaborators of the project.

Proposals should include considerations on ethics, capacity building and sustainability.

Projects can have annual budgets of up to 5 million NOK, although this is not an absolute limit. Projects are encouraged to secure additional funding from other sources (eg. EU-funding, own funding). Further, projects are encouraged where own/additional funding can be shown to lead to sustainable commitments from own institution or other sources beyond the duration of the project.

The scope of the project should be realistic within the time frame and budget limitations of the project. Project activities should be clearly described according to a timeline. Budget information should be clearly written and detailed.

Recruitment of students, PhD and post doctoral fellows should be integral components of a larger project proposal. Proposals consisting of an individual fellowship only will not be given priority.

Evaluation will be based on scientific merits, relevance for the programme goals and the guidelines of this call, strength of the institution, strategic use of the funding and the probability for success.

Proposal guidelines and evaluation:

  • The application form and project description (a maximum of 10 pages, font Times New Roman 12 point, footnotes and references included) must be written in English
  • All international cooperation must be documented
  • Proposals will be evaluated by international experts
  • The GLOBVAC programme board will ultimately decide, and at its discretion, which projects will receive funding and the amount for the allocations