Updated Announcement

The RFI was amended and reissued on October 2, 2020. Please note important dates below.

The HEARD Project seeks to support the identification and documentation of significant learning opportunities that can inform the implementation of program and policy interventions that advance the provision of respectful care in woman-centered health services. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit short applications that may receive funding to develop a learning case description or case study.

The objective of this solicitation is to make awards to successful applicants to produce either a learning case description or case study that will 1. Document experience from planned, existing or recently completed implementation efforts – successful or not – intended to increase the evidence base around how to deliver woman-centered respectful care approaches in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings; 2. Engender collaboration within implementation science partnerships to document and assess how implementation approaches can be sustained, and replicated in other contexts; 3. Leverage learning to engage stakeholders in the better use of data and evidence informing respectful care program strategies and policy advocacy.

Successful RFI applicants will describe learning opportunities and value in terms of how the analysis will contribute to broader understanding of approaches, challenges and opportunities associated with advancing respectful care program design, implementation, scalability, sustainability and replicability. Applicants must demonstrate managerial, financial, and administrative institutional capacity to achieve the results outlined in this RFI and the ability to mobilize modest cost share resources (20%) to contribute to the development of the case study or case example. Types of cost share contribution may include volunteer services, donated employee’s time, donated supplies, donated equipment, donated space, project co-funding, cash contribution.

Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis in accordance with the schedule below.

October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM (EDT)
November 30, 2020, 5:00 PM (EST)
January 15, 2021, 5:00 PM (EST)
March 1, 2021, 5:00 PM (EST)

Applications must be emailed to:

Deadline for Questions: October 8, 2020 5:00 PM (EDT)
Questions and Answers Virtual Session: October 9, 2020 (tentative); time to be confirmed
Questions by email ONLY to:

Contact: Danielle Charlet, MD, PhD