Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics (COHRIE)
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to launch a new funding opportunity to understand and demonstrate how One Health research on emerging epidemic threats can help to protect the health and livelihoods of vulnerable populations, strengthen local food systems, and promote environmental sustainability. The Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics (COHRIE) will focus on geographic hotspots for emerging epidemics as well as regions which are characterized by human, animal and environmental drivers of infectious epidemics, such as unsustainable environmental and land-use patterns, loss of biodiversity and increasing interaction between humans and wildlife.
Research projects funded through this initiative will be expected to:
produce stronger localized evidence on the root drivers underlying emerging epidemics;
strengthen structures, programs, and policies to enhance the prevention, preparedness, and response to future epidemics; and
facilitate the uptake and use of this evidence in national and global programs, policies, and practices.
Additionally, these projects will be expected to identify innovative approaches that increase the capacity of food, environmental and health systems, particularly community systems and structures, to be resilient to current and future epidemic threats.
Scope and Eligibility
This initiative will invite concept notes from multi-institutional consortia of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners that bring together the range of intersectoral and multi-disciplinary perspectives, capacities, and contributions needed to undertake One Health research in line with the objective and themes of this funding opportunity.
Geographic Focus: Proposed research must take place in one or more of the following countries:
Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam
Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela
Central, East and West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Uganda
Duration of research grants: 36 months
Budget: Between CAD$2,000,000 –5,000,000 per project. A total of $16M of funding is available for this funding opportunity.
Contact email: email@example.com
Deadline for submission: Monday 5 April 2021 (17:00 Eastern Daylight Time)
To complete an online application, select ‘Apply’. Kindly note that research consortia applying to this funding opportunity must identify a lead applicant organization that will be responsible for submitting one concept note on behalf of their consortium. IDRC will only establish a grant agreement with the lead applicant organization of successful proposals.
For more information on the call and eligibility criteria, please consult the Call for Concept Notes.