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The Polio Research Committee (PRC) is currently soliciting research proposals to support the implementation and evaluation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Strategic Plan 2010-2012, with particular focus on the following topics:


1.      Operational research

2.      Communication research

3.      Evaluation of improving and utilizing IPV

4.      Improving routine immunization activities with GPEI infrastructure

5.      Improving acute flaccid paralysis surveillance


Procedure for submission of proposals

All research proposals should include the following information:

a.      Research question/objectives (e.g., research questions, reference to published literature and cutting-edge science, description of how the results will be utilized).

b.      Qualification of investigators and collaborators (e.g., track record of researchers, capability of laboratory, necessary contractual arrangements).

c.      Budget request (e.g., appropriate for work anticipated).

d.      Study design and methodology (e.g., detailed activities, timelines, deliverables, availability of necessary capacities, feasibility of methods, plans for ethical and government approvals).


The standard research proposal form is available at


Researchers are invited to submit proposals by 31 July 2011 to the Research and Product Development team, GPEI, WHO Geneva, by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 05:51

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