The Polio Research Committee’s seeks research proposals to support the implementation and evaluation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Source

Posted by Shofi Fida Thursday, July 14, 2011 0 comments

How to apply


1. Complete the research proposal form

The standard research proposal form should be used for all proposals. If you have any queries, please contact polioresearch@who.intDownload the standard research proposal form [MS Word file]. 

2. Submit the form electronically or by post

Please submit your completed proposal before the application deadline.
E-mail:, with "PRC research proposal" in the subject line.

Mailing address:

Research and Product Development team
Global Polio Eradication Initiative
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27

Any additional documents may be submitted as appendices to this form (e.g. CVs, institutional letter of support).

3. Procedure for submission of proposals:
All research proposals should include the following information:

  • Research question/objectives (e.g., research questions, reference to published literature and cutting-edge science, description of how the results will be utilized).
  • Qualification of investigators and collaborators (e.g., track record of researchers, capability of laboratory, necessary contractual arrangements).
  • Budget request (e.g., appropriate for work anticipated).
  • Study design and methodology (e.g., detailed activities, timelines, deliverables, availability of necessary capacities, feasibility of methods, plans for ethical and government approvals).

Researchers are invited to submit proposals by 31 July 2011 to the Research and Product Development team, GPEI, WHO Geneva, by email to

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