Cooperative Research Awards

The mission of the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai, is to promote research that optimizes the "last phase" of health care delivery and to build local and regional capacity for high-quality health care delivery research. To this end, the Center welcomes research that will advance knowledge and/or best practices related to the delivery of existing or new interventions that can cure or prevent disease.

Application deadline | March 15, 2018

Cooperative Research Awards

The Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for cooperative research awards in global health care delivery research.

Seed funding will be awarded for new/innovative ideas to deliver care and/or innovative expansion of existing research.

The priority topics for this round of proposals are:

  • Diabetes and obesity (and resulting conditions)
  • Optimization of surgical care delivery
  • Infectious diseases, with particular focus on tuberculosis and hepatitis C
  • Mental health

In addition, the Center is also interested in research focusing on dental care, ophthalmology and air/environmental/foods supply pollution/contamination as it relates to the priority topic areas. We also welcome proposals focusing on the priority topics through the lens of maternal and child health.

Ideal interventions will evaluate strategies, algorithms, and systems for initiating or improving care delivery with the aim of addressing a delivery gap and improving treatment outcomes.

This award is open to investigators in any of the 46 countries of the Center’s region. The Center will award four to six grants. The expected estimate of the award is between USD 75,000–100,000.

Preference will be given to studies that have already received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval or are under the IRB review process; and alumni of any of the Harvard’s global programs (Master of Medical Sciences, Global Health Delivery Intensive, Program in Clinical Effectiveness, Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program, Introduction to Clinical Research Training, or Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership.

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