WHO Optimizing Immunization Schedules Project
Request For Proposals for the WHO Optimizing Immunization Schedules Project, 2012
Eligibility and How to Apply
- Two pairs of teams will be selected to carry out each of the two proposed reviews independently. IVR encourages proposals that include collaboration between institutions/groups in industrialized countries and institutions/groups in low and middle income countries with an in built capacity building component.
- The project team should include a principal investigator with extensive experience in the conduct of systematic reviews.
- Although some interaction between the two selected teams is foreseen, those investigative teams who are selected to perform each review will be expected to work independently from one another.
- Applicants are expected to disclose any possible conflict of interest capable of influencing their judgments, including personal, political, proprietary, family, academic and financial. A WHO disclosure form for Declaration Conflict of Interest must be completed by all named persons on the research team and submitted with the RFP application.
- Project duration will not exceed twelve months, but the ability to complete the project in 9 months will be considered favourably in the application review.
They will be selected on the basis of:
- Experience of the principal investigator and the team’s expertise in conducting and disseminating similar syntheses,
- Methodological rigor of their proposed approach, including feasibility of timelines
- Proposed timelines,
- Available institutional resources to support the work and build capacity in the LMIC partner,
- Proposed budget/overall value of the project,
- Adequacy of mechanisms for addressing any intellectual and financial conflicts of interest.
- Content expertise on the team in immunization and vaccines is desirable although not essential.
Research proposals will be evaluated in a two-stage process:
- Upon receipt, IVR staff will review all applications for completeness and for compliance with the parameters of this competition.
- Applications that pass review by the IVR staff will then be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers with relevant expertise in the field for a recommendation on funding.
Final authority on funding approval rests with the IVR Secretariat. IVR will notify the successful applicants directly. IVR will be unable to provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.
How to apply
Proposals must be submitted by email as an electronic version to email@example.com. Electronic submission must be received by 5 pm (Geneva time) on 30 June 2012 and should include “IVR -Optimizing Immunization Schedules Project Application” in the subject line.
Proposals that are incomplete, or received after the due date, will not be reviewed.
For technical reasons we are re-publishing this call for proposal and those who already submitted one shall have to re-submit again.