Small Grants Program
About the Small Grants
The SEAOHUN Small Grants Program aims to support One Health faculty in development of new research and training that can have high impact. It is expected that Small Grants will catalyze innovative research, curriculum development and training implementation. This initiative is critical to further support member countries’ activities, increase SEAOHUN’s visibility, and the visibility of One Health Workforce Next Generation project with the support of USAID. In addition, it strives to foster multisectoral collaboration, as well as cooperation across Universities and country networks. The proposals can address broad spectrum of ideas related to 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
The SEAOHUN Small Grants Program Objective is to enable faculty members of the member country networks to develop innovative ideas and implement pilot projects that advance training and education on prioritized One Health core competencies and technical skills.
The Small Grants projects must be implemented in six months starting no later than October 2020
The total amount of the proposal should not exceed 10,000 USD
Be submitted by the SEAOHUN faculty members from its member universities
(Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam) expansion countries
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 Small Grants Program applications that promote a collaborative approach by linking two or more researchers in different disciplines and/or different universities within the network.
All proposals must be in English.
Proposal Assessment Criteria
Importance of the challenge addressed by the project.
Innovativeness of the solutions, proposed by the project, that meet priority One Health challenges.
The logic flow between the project’s problem, goal, objectives, activities, and results. Feasibility of the implementation plan
Does this project promote collaboration? Proposals that build, support, and coordinate with the OHUNs will be prioritized.
Proposals that foster multi-sectoral engagement and are multidisciplinary will be prioritized.
If the proposal includes in-person activities, are they supplemented with a robust safety measures plan in line with WHO recommendations on COVID-19?
Cost-effectiveness and well-defined budget.
The 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?