Disability and rehabilitation

Call for research proposals: Guidelines on health-related rehabilitation

Deadline for submission of Proposals: 31 January 2013

WHO is pleased to announce a call for research proposals to support the development of Guidelines on health-related rehabilitation.

The guidelines will support the implementation of the rehabilitation aspects of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. They will provide guidance to governments and other relevant actors on how to develop, expand and improve the quality of rehabilitation services in less resourced settings, in line with the recommendations in the WHO-World Bank World report on disability, notably the integration and decentralization of rehabilitation services within the health system.

The following types of organizations are encouraged to apply: research organizations, including independent groups and those based within universities; think-tank organizations; NGOs and civil society organizations; government organizations with a mandate to conduct research or use research in policy formulation or decision-making. Disabled Peoples Organizations and individuals from organizations in low and middle income countries (LMIC) that are engaged in research are strongly encouraged to apply. Collaborations between LMIC organizations and individuals and organizations in high-income countries are also encouraged.

An application package is attached with background and supporting documentation and a declaration of conflict of interest form which must be completed and included with proposals. The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 January 2013. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

Full proposals must be submitted via email to Rachel McLeod-MacKenzie at mackenzier@who.int. All proposals must be written in English and address all components contained in the attached proposal guideline.

WHO will respond to questions regarding proposals after 7 January 2013. Enquiries should be directed in writing via email to Kristen Pratt at prattk@who.int. Successful applicants will be notified by March 2013.