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WHO Migration Health Research: Call For Proposals 2021

The WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), in collaboration with the WHO Global Programme on Health and Migration, is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for “Migration Health Research”.


  • Universal health coverage and inclusion in national health systems
  • Social determinants of health of refugees and migrants, including how sex, gender and other social variables interact and influence health status and health-related experiences of migrant and refugee populations (in all phases of the migration or refugee trajectory).
  • Preparedness for and response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Priority communicable (e.g. viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases) and non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, cancer, chronic respiratory conditions, mental health disorders)
  • Continuity of health care throughout the migration routes
  • Health care finance for refugees and migrants


Health care workers and researchers are eligible to apply for this grant, including those working in institutions such as regional or national disease control programmes embedded within ministries of health, academic institutions, research institutes, and non-governmental organizations (including professional societies and civil service organizations). Applications that involve researchers from different institutions, especially from more than one country in the region, are strongly encouraged.

All information related to this call could be accessed at:

This call supports the generation of related evidence on migrant health needs, concerns and situations, including outcomes of short-term surveys and situation analysis, rapid reviews of evidence and needs assessment, analysis of grey literature from emergency and humanitarian organizations and NGOs, scoping reviews, as well as implementation research of current programs or activities focused on the needs of migrant populations or other approaches. In addition, the call welcomes proposals which link with various priorities that are detailed in the above link.

Note that the deadline is 7 February 2021.