Global Health Supply Chain Research Challenge: Proposal Submission

The Global Health Supply Chain Research Challenge is calling for proposals to address key supply chain challenges in global health. This initiative aims to support research efforts that can contribute to improving the availability, accessibility, and affordability of health commodities worldwide.

The call for proposals is open to researchers, academicians, and professionals working in the field of global health supply chain. The research challenge seeks innovative ideas and evidence-based solutions that can address issues such as supply chain inefficiencies, stockouts, product quality, last mile delivery, and data management.

Proposals can focus on various aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, warehousing, transportation, and information systems. Collaborative projects involving multiple stakeholders and countries are encouraged.

The deadline for proposal submission is 15 October 2023 Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to global health supply chain challenges, potential impact, feasibility, and methodology. Selected proposals will receive funding and support from the Global Health Supply Chain Research Challenge.

Through this challenge, we plan to provide small seed research grants of up to $12,000 to the authors of the top research submission(s). While we welcome applications within all global health supply chain spaces, we encourage applicants to focus on proposals that do one or more of the following within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs):

Study challenges or best practices of using data to drive decisions within health supply chains

Evaluate the root causes of challenges or innovative approaches for reaching the last mile and designing people-centered health supply chains

Analyze barriers and propose approaches increasing health supply chain sustainability and self-reliance

Study the effectiveness and efficiency of existing health supply chains and pharmaceutical management programs

Evaluate and provide recommendations for health supply chain risk management best practices that build resiliency

Eligibility:Individuals or organizations with education or experience in health supply chains and pharmaceutical management may submit research proposals on topics that fit within the themes described above. The principal investigator team must include at least one person from LMIC. Note: Chemonics’ corporate and billable staff are ineligible from participating in the research challenge.

Use of Human Subjects:All research projects involving human subjects conducted in connection with this must have written evidence of compliance with required federal guidelines and approval from an institutional review board (IRB). IRB approvals must be maintained and in effect throughout the project’s connection with the program.

FUNDING :The winning team(s) will be awarded up to $12,000.

Submission deadline October 15, 2023 11:59pm EDT
Evaluation and Decisions: November, 2021

Winner(s) Announced at GHSCS Conference in Nairobi, Kenya November 14-16, 2023

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