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Grant Opportunities: US$70,000 available for Social & Behavioral Research Grant Program

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Deadline: 21-Oct-22

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is launching its fourth funding cycle of the Social and Behavioral Research Grants program.

The Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Vaccine Acceptance & Demand (VAD) initiative partners with organizations around the world to better understand the social and behavioral drivers of vaccine acceptance and demand in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and to better inform traditional health information gatekeepers about vaccines and immunization

Focus Areas
  • This ye ar Sabin is inviting proposals for research projects that fall within the following tracks:
    • Recovering lost gains in routine childhood immunizations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
      • Understanding the structural determinants of zero-dose children in urban slum communities
      • Evaluating an intervention to catch-up children who have fallen behind on local routine immunization schedules in rural healthcare settings
      • Impact of COVID-19 on routine childhood immunization uptake
    • Building effective adult immunization and life-course vaccination programs in a post-pandemic world
      • Characterizing “zero-dose adults”
      • KAP study on seasonal influenza vaccination among adults 65+ years of age
      • Impact of COVID-19 on life-course vaccination programs
    • Operation alizi ng the WHO Behavioral and Social Drivers (BeSD) framework
      • Application of BeSD framework to understand acceptance of HPV vaccine among refugee youth
      • Evaluation of the BeSD framework and/or identification of new indicators
Funding Information
  • Sabin intends to make awards of up to US$70,000 per funded project.
  • Successful applicants will be awarded funding for projects to conduct research and implement solutions for up to 18 months beginning in March 2023.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Primary applicant organization and any proposed subaward organization(s) must:
    • Be a not-for-profit entity, as this program supports individuals and institutions with limited opportunities and resources for funding. Proposals from for-profit entities will not be considered.
    • Conduct the research project in LMIC settings; projects in high-income settings will not be considered
    • Have established partnerships with local immunization program(s), civil society organization(s), and/or other non-governmental organizations
  • Proposed project Principal Investigator(s) and Co-Investigator(s) across primary applicant organizations and any sub-award organizations must:
    • Be interdisciplinary in nature and exhibit proof of skill sets from at least three disciplines (eg, medical anthropology, communications, global health)

For more information, visit https://www.vaccineacceptance.org/call-for-proposals-2023/

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