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Applications call for Elrha Funding to Support the COVID-19 Response

Applications Call for Elrha Funding to Support the COVID-19 Response

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Elrha calls application to support the COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.

Elrha is launching an urgent funding call for research proposals to support the COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings. 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.

Research Areas

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 LMICsx.
  • Health systems and health care workers supporting the COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings in LMICs.

Selection Criteria 

  • Innovative solutions
  • Supporting existing health care delivery
  • Predicting outbreaks
  • Social science behavioral research
  • Co-ordination and sharing


Applicants can be based in any country in the world and must apply as part of an established organization. But however, the research team should include academic and humanitarian partners, as appropriate. Moreover, applicants must be able to demonstrate that their proposed research is relevant, feasible and ethical. In addition to that, applicants must be willing to accept the Elrha Grant Agreement without negotiation, to enable rapid contracting.


All applications must be submitted via an online application system where they must register or log in. Candidates will then be able to access the application documents and accompanying Application Instructions.

Applications will be reviewed in rounds with deadlines as follows:

  • 1st Round: 18.00 (GMT+1) on 13 April 2020
  • 2nd Round: 18.00 (GMT+1) on 20 April 2020
  • 3rd Round: 18.00 (GMT+1) on 4 May 2020


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline04 May,2020
Open toAll
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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