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WHO Patiente Safety Small Research Grants


  • to increase research on patient safety by providing seed funding for 20–30 small research projects per year;
  • to contribute to building local capacity for research on patient safety by providing grants to research institutions and research teams in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, especially for projects in which young researchers and those in early or mid career are the lead investigators; and
  • to promote the culture of patient safety by improving dissemination of research findings to the global community.

The second call for the small grants initiative: 1 July 2009.

Applications for grants will be welcomed until 30 September 2009.

Applications can only be submitted online.

Further information on the selection process, the conditions for awarding the grants and the application form are available on the WHO Patient Safety website. (Summary of the Small Research Grants)

The current call for proposals will focus on the topics listed below, although studies on other topics among the global research priorities may be considered:

  • Counterfeit and substandard drugs;
  • Maternal and newborn care;
  • Safe injection practices;
  • Improving competencies, training and skills;
  • Communication and coordination across care pathways;
  • Latent organizational failures.


Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 07:39

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