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One Health Awards Program

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About the program

The SEAOHUN One Health Awards program aims to support in-service health professionals and faculty members in the development of research and training that can have high impact. It is expected that small grants will catalyze innovative field research, curriculum development, and training implementation. This initiative provides critical support for member countries’ activities to advance One
Health agendas in respective countries. In addition, it strives to foster multisectoral and multidisciplinary collaboration, as well as cooperation across SEAOHUN member Universities and government agencies of member countries. The proposals can touch upon the broad spectrum of ideas related to the One Health approach, enabling better response to the increasingly complex dilemmas at the convergence of animals, humans, plants, and the environment.

About the One Health Research & Training (OHRT) Awards Objective

In 2023, there will be 2 tracks for the OHRT Awards Programs. Track A will focus on One Health topics except AMR or Covid-19 and Track B will only focus on AMR or Covid-19. Both Tracks will prioritize proposals that address specific One Health issues, develop innovative solutions, promote multi-sector or multi-discipline collaboration, and present a feasible work plan.

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Overview of Track A and Track B

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Track A: OH Suggested Topics (except AMR/COVID-19) 

  • Professional development with innovative field research projects (e.g., food safety, risk assessment of infectious disease threats) using a One Health approach.

  • One Health workforce data, assessments, and planning, including consultations with respective national One Health coordinating bodies from SEAOHUN member countries.

  • One Health curriculum and pedagogy development*

  • One Health policy paradigm shifts needed to become more animal, plant, and ecosystem health inclusive*

  • Communities of One Health practice

  • Bringing non-traditional One Health disciplines and partners into activities, including expansion of One Health into pre-service and in-service technical and vocational education

* = One Health research questions published by Cambridge University Press. For more information click here

Track B: AMR/COVID-19 Suggested Topics 

  • Environmental drivers and increasing antimicrobial resistance.

  • One Health approaches to promoting antimicrobial stewardship at high-risk human, animal, and environmental interfaces.

  • How can One Health approaches be operationalized to enable action to reduce or prevent AMR in humans, livestock, and the environment? *

  • Knowledge, Attitude, Practice (KAP) assessments on COVID-19 transmission

  • COVID-19 risk assessment and communication strategies.

  • Effects of gender and biological sex on COVID-19 morbidity and mortality outcomes

* = One Health research questions published by Cambridge University Press. For more information click here

Requirements: 

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Be submitted by the SEAOHUN faculty members from its member universities or in-service health professionals from member countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam)

The proposal should address specific challenges within a broad spectrum of topics related to One Health.

The applicants have to prepare robust safety measures plan in line with  WHO recommendations

on COVID-19, USAID COVID-19 Guidance for Implementing Partners, and national government recommendations.

 

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Priority will be given to applications that promote collaborative approach by linking two or more team members in different disciplines and/or different universities and government agencies.

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All proposals must be in English.

Additional Requirements for Track B: 

Encourages proposals with IRB requirements


Student assistantships for OHRT projects are strongly encouraged. 

Proposal Assessment Criteria 

  • Proposals that foster multi-sectoral engagement and are multidisciplinary will be prioritized.

  • Proposals integrating a gender perspective, or gender mainstreaming, will be prioritized.

  • Importance of the One Health challenge clearly addressed.

  • Innovativeness of the solutions to the project’s One Health challenges.

  • Project feasibility

  • Cost-effectiveness and well-defined budget. 

  • Clearly identified deliverables to be produced.

  • Potential value of the product. Can it be scaled up? Can this product be used by other countries? Can it be disseminated as best practices across One Health community? Can this product be used for evidence-based advocacy with governments? 

Key Dates

Proposal submission deadline extension: 30 April 2023 at 8.00 PM (ICT)
Selected proposals will be notified in May 2023.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 2023 SEAOHUN OHRT Awards

Why are there two tracks this year?   AMR and COVID-19 are extremely high priorities within the global One Health community. USAID’s intent is to devote special attention to these public health threats while also providing funding for other high priority One Health challenges.

What are the similarities and differences between Track A and Track B? Track A addresses all One Health topics, excluding AMR & COVID-19 while Track B focuses only on AMR & COVID-19. Both tracks will fund projects up to a maximum of $10,000 and we will prioritize proposals that address specific One Health issues, develop innovative solutions, promote multi-sector or multi-discipline collaboration, incorporate a gender perspective, present a feasible work plan, and propose a cost-effective budget. Track B (AMR & COVID-19 only) will accept proposals with ethical review requirements (IRB and IACUC), while Track A will not. Additionally, Track B will offer an additional $10,000 regional coordination fund (RCF) for at least two countries collaborating on a single proposal. Each country will receive their individual country baseline award (max $10,000) and the RCF will be disbursed to the overall project leader to distribute based on the needs of the project.

Who can apply for Track A? In-service health professionals of government agencies and faculty members of the following SEAOHUN member countries or member Universities. Please follow the links to check the lists of member Universities per country: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Who can apply for Track B? In-service health professionals of government agencies and faculty members of the following SEAOHUN member countries or member Universities. Please click the links to check the lists of member Universities per country: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

Do we need to submit separate proposals to be considered for the regional coordination fund? This is not necessary. International collaborators can prepare a single proposal that clearly identifies team member roles and responsibilities and project activities occurring in each respective country. Additionally, please clearly define country level team leaders and an overall project leader with all pertinent contact information for both.

I am a graduate/post-graduate student, can I apply? While you may not take the lead on the project and apply for the award yourself, you may work with your eligible faculty advisor as one of the project team members.

Do we have to focus on one of the suggested topics? Not at all, these are just suggestions based on what SEAOHUN has identified as gaps in One Health research throughout the region. There is an “other” text field in the suggested topics section of the online application where you can briefly specify your topic.

Who can be project team members? You may include any members who will contribute to your project success. A multisectoral and multidisciplinary team is preferable. However, there is a limitation in providing support to non-member countries and non-member Universities. Please provide us with details for our consideration.

What do you mean by a “project product”? A project product is a tangible result of the project like a research article, new training curriculum, policy brief, video training course, etc.

What is the minimum and maximum amount of the grant? There is no minimum amount of the grant proposal. You can apply for up to $10,000. No indirect costs are allowed.

When should I expect to hear the results? The successful applicants should be announced by the end of May 2023.

When should the project start? The project should start after signing the agreements, not later than 1 June 2023.

What should be the project end date? For Track A (OH topics except AMR & COVID-19), deliverables are due by the end of September 2023. For Track B (AMR & COVID-19 only), deliverables are due by the end of November 2023. All deliverables and respective due dates will be outlined in the beneficiary’s service contract prior to signing.

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