Research to Support the COVID-19
  • Fully Funded

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.

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

Proposals addressing any of the below topics will be eligible:

  • Innovative solutions
  • Supporting existing health care delivery
  • Predicting outbreaks
  • Social science behavioral research
  • Co-ordination and sharing
  • Proposals must demonstrate how findings will directly inform the response to the current COVID-19 outbreak in humanitarian settings.





  • There is no limit to the amount of resources that can be applied for.
  • Applicants may request support for personnel costs, travel costs, costs related to data collection and analysis, reasonable equipment costs, and other items, so as to cover the full research costs in the relevant setting (They will not pay for the costs of interventions.).


  • Applicants can be based in any country in the world and must apply as part of an established organization.
  • The research team should include academic and humanitarian partners, as appropriate.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that their proposed research is relevant, feasible and ethical.
  • Applicants must be willing to accept the Elrha Grant Agreement without negotiation, to enable rapid contracting.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Apply through the given link.

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Application Deadline: May 4, 2020

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