THET is pleased to launch the Global Placement Bursaries for Health Partnerships – Round 2 (GPBHP) that offers micro bursaries to new or established health partnerships to provide opportunities for England’s NHS workforce to engage in global health by supporting partners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
In addition to this general theme, Round 2 is also encouraging health partnerships who focus explicitly on supporting the wellbeing of health workers in the partner institutions. This could include training or activities based around psychological support and may involve extending one partner’s successful wellbeing initiative to the other, or trialling something new. Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) uses the WHO definition of wellbeing: “A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” A separate category will be available to mark in the application form should you wish to apply to work on wellbeing specifically.
- Each bursary can be a maximum of £5,000 in value. Applications will be judged on value for money so please ensure that the size of the bursary adequately reflects the costs involved in supporting global placements, in-person and/or virtual.
- The second round of bursaries will be available from September 2022 and will be time-bound to be completed by the 28th February 2023.
- Please note the following restrictions:
- Within each round of funding, while Health Partnerships can submit more than one application, THET can only award one grant to each partnership.
- Institutions in multiple partnerships may submit more than one application.
- Unsuccessful applicants from Round 1 may reapply to Round 2.
Why take part?
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to health systems strengthening across the world during an unprecedented time. COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on inequalities in access to healthcare and health outcomes. Global Placement Bursaries enable you to address locally identified needs and provide support where it is needed most.
Bursaries will fund
- Local and international travel and associated costs, e.g. national economy class travel, travel insurance (if not already covered by a central institution policy), accommodation and subsistence. International flights will only be covered for travel of periods over 3 days in order that the project benefits sufficiently from the environmental impact.
- Bank charges for transfer of funds
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning costs related to the volunteer placement
- Communication and meeting costs (refreshments, transport, teleconferencing, video conferencing, etc.)
- Reasonable project and volunteer management staff and admin costs, e.g. recruitment, induction and communications
- Reasonable medical equipment and consumables
- Reasonable digital equipment
- Applications must be made jointly by an English institution and LMIC institution
- Both lead institutions must be one of the following: not-for-profit hospital or other health delivery institution; NHS hospital, Trust or arms-length body; professional association; regulatory body; health education or academic institution; or NGO
- The application must demonstrate that at least one member of the NHS workforce in England will volunteer their time to engage in global health through collaborating with an LMIC health delivery institution
- NHS Volunteers must have clear terms of reference with clear objectives and activities aligned to the partnership or project’s aims. These objectives and activities should lead to clear results and generate lessons learnt and good practice.
- NHS Volunteer objectives should be linked to LMIC health workforce and health system development.
- Partnerships must be able to demonstrate relevant processes and policies to support volunteers and provide adequate duty of care.
- The project should demonstrate clear benefit back to the NHS in England
For more information, visit https://www.thet.org/get-involved/global-placement-bursaries-for-health-partnerships/