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Small Grants Program

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SEAOHUN Small Grants

About the Small Grants

The SEAOHUN Small Grants 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.

Small Grants Program Objective

To enable in-service health professionals (human health, animal health, and environmental health) at government agencies of member countries and faculty members of the member Universities to develop innovative ideas and implement pilot projects that advance training and education on prioritized One Health core competencies and technical skills.


The proposal should address a specific One Health challenge or challenges. The proposed project can include field research, curriculum development, training implementation, or innovative approach to address the issues. We encourage development of novel methods for virtual training delivery.

Suggested topics:

  • Professional development with innovative field research projects using a One Health approach

  • One Health workforce data, assessments, and planning, including consultations with the National One Health coordinating bodies

  • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) risk reduction at the human-animal-environment interface

  • Cost-effective analysis on disease control

  • Curriculum development based on analysis of One Health workforce needs

  • Communities of One Health practice

  • One Health policy and advocacy

  • 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


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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, Philippines, 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.


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.

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Proposal Assessment Criteria 

  • Importance of the One Health challenge addressed by the project.

  • Innovativeness of the solutions, proposed by the project, that meet the One Health challenges.

  • Feasibility of the implementation plan.

  • Cost-effectiveness and well-defined budget.

  • Potential value of the product, resulting from the small grant. Can it be scaled up in the country? 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?

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

  • Gender integration. Proposals integrating a gender perspective, or gender mainstreaming in their proposed activities, programs, analysis and/or services will be prioritized.

  • For the proposal with in-person activities, they must be supplemented with a robust safety measures plan for the COVID-19.

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