IDRC’s Governance for Equity in Health Systems (GEHS) program announces call for concept notes. The main emphasis of the call is on how and when technology can contribute toward strengthened and more equitable health systems in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The overarching objective of the Strengthening equity through applied research capacity building in e-Health (SEARCH) project is to support LMIC-based researchers in carrying out rigorous and useful research on how and when e-Health can influence the functioning of health systems to improve health outcomes, and ultimately contribute to reducing health inequities.
Key research areas:
· Theory, methodology, or framework development
· Participation, accountability, and transparency
· Enterprise architecture and interoperability
· Modelling and operations research to generate evidence for decision-making
· Subnational, national, and global policy processes
Key eligibility criteria:
The principal applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a LMIC with a primary work affiliation at a LMIC-based institution.
Value and duration:
A total amount of approximately CAD 2.5 million will be invested in successful grant proposals over a period of three years. Each grant will range from CAD 100,000 to CAD 400,000 for a time period between 24-36 months.
Deadline for submission: 12:00pm EST, July 20, 2012
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