WHO Patient Safety Small Research Grants

This project has been set up to stimulate research on patient safety priority areas by providing seed funding for small research projects.

In addition, it is envisaged that the initiative will contribute to building local research capacity and will help raise awareness about patient safety.

The programme focuses on applied research.

Applications that attempt to identify local solutions, or evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of existing solutions are especially welcomed.

The aim of this WHO Patient Safety initiative is to stimulate research on patient safety priorities worldwide, by providing seed funding for small research projects.

In addition, it is envisaged that the initiative will contribute to building local research capacity and will help raise awareness about patient safety.

Between US$10 000 - 25 000 will be available per grant

The amount is flexible, but the grant must be appropriately justified.

The grant may be renewable if the first project is completed satisfactorily and funding is available.

Eligibility:

  • Grants are intended for well-designed, well-defined research projects, which can be completed within 12–18 months.
  • Research in all methodological and clinical disciplines that address patient safety is encouraged.
  • The proposed studies may be conducted in any health-care setting, including hospitals, primary care, ambulatory care, community care and home care.
  • Research to be conducted in developing countries, and countries with economies in transition is particularly encouraged.
  • Researchers at all stages of their careers are eligible to apply, although submissions from junior or mid-career researchers or those aged 45 or younger are especially welcomed.
  • Principal investigators must be affiliated with a recognized institution located in the country in which the project will be conducted.
  • Collaboration, both between institutions and between countries, is encouraged.
  • Multi-disciplinary research teams with an appropriate mix of expertise, including clinicians, practitioners or policy- makers, are strongly encouraged

    Deadline: 30th September

    For more information and application, visit: WHO Patient Safety Small Research Grants Website
  • Scholarship 2017/18

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.