CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sabin’s Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program Awarding $25,000 for Intervention Research Projects for Increasing Vaccination Confidence

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is proud to announce its second iteration of the Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program. Under this program, grants of $25,000 each will be awarded for intervention research projects, which can be conducted over a period of 10 months beginning in September 2020.

The primary goal of the program is to identify promising social and behavioral interventions for increasing vaccination confidence in LMICs by designing and piloting interventions that will contribute to generating knowledge about vaccine acceptance and proposing viable solutions across social contexts. The secondary goal of this program is to strengthen collaborative relationships for social and behavioral research between academic researchers and immunization program managers at the in-country and local levels. With a focus on interventions that increase vaccination uptake, this program will help to identify promising interventions to advance goals of equitable outcomes in health service access, delivery, and meeting International Health Regulations (IHR).

Sabin is particularly interested in proposals that include research to improve understanding about the spread of misinformation about COVID-19, generation of knowledge about the impact that this misinformation may have upon acceptance of a future vaccine and/or demand for other vaccines and routine immunization, and interventions that address this spread of misinformation.

How to Submit a Proposal

You can find the link to the RFP here: https://www.sabin.org/programs/vaccine-acceptance#smallgrantsprogram

To apply, please complete an application here.

Sample templates for project timeline and budget here.

Any questions regarding proposal submission can be addressed to: smallgrants@sabin.org.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, July 17, 2020. Documents submitted outside of this timeline will not be considered.

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