Operational Research Grants

Welcome to the PacMOSSI Operational Research Grants information and application page. Please ensure that you have read and understood the information on this page before you start to lodge your application.

This page provides:



Information about grant eligibility, the application process, and application assessment.

Aims

The PacMOSSI Operational Research Small Grant Scheme aims are to:

1
Strengthen the operational research capacity of Pacific islands ministry of health staff and their national collaborators. 
2
Support skills development through creating opportunities to develop and implement operational research projects.
3
Facilitate research in response to national officer-identified operational and implementation challenges to the effective and efficient delivery of mosquito-borne diseases surveillance and control programs. 
4
Build and share a body of Pacific-specific knowledge related to the surveillance and control of mosquito-borne diseases.

Funding Duration

  • Up to 12 months.

Grant Value

‘Kick-starter grants’ of up to AUD10,000 to support small-scale operational research projects lead by a Pacific Island ministry of health staff member.

And larger ‘substantial grants’ of up to AUD25,000 to support individuals or research teams that plan to undertake more extensive operational research investigations.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a 'kick-starter grant':

The proposal must respond to an operational challenge to the effective and efficient delivery of a mosquito-borne disease surveillance or response program; AND
The principal investigator must be a staff member of an eligible* Pacific Island country or territories’ ministry of health; AND
The proposal has the written endorsement of a senior officer (e.g., under-secretary or director level) of the health authority where the research will be conducted.

To be eligible for a 'substantial grant':

The proposal must respond to an operational challenge to the effective and efficient delivery of a mosquito-borne disease surveillance or response program; AND
At least one of the investigators (not necessarily the principal investigator) is an employee of the ministry of health of the country or territory in which the research will be conducted, and the ministry of health collaborator/s must play a central role in research's design, management and/or implementation; AND
The principal investigator must NOT be a principal investigator on another application submitted in the same grant round (they may, however, be a co-investigator on another application); AND
The proposal has the written endorsement of a senior officer (e.g., under-secretary or director level) of the health authority where the research will be conducted.

Key Dates

Useful Resources

Information about the grant, eligibility and the application process
 PacMOSSI OR Grants_Information and guide for applicants

MS Word version of the grant application
 PacMOSSI OR Grant_Application

MS Excel budget planning tool
PacMOSSI OR Grant_Budgeting tool

Before you submit an application

Make sure you:

  • Read and comply with the conditions outlined in the grant guidelines
  • Liaise with the ministry of health and obtain a letter of support
  • Ensure your application is complete and correct