Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
SABIN Vaccine Institute is inviting applications for the Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program aims to identify promising social and behavioral research projects and pilot interventions for increasing vaccine acceptance in low- and middle-income countries.
This program will fund novel research projects that both explore the social and behavioral factors affecting vaccine acceptance and use research findings to pilot intervention programs. Sabin is committed to advancing research in this area by awarding grants of $25,000 each to researchers in low- and middle-income countries who will combine rigorous research with robust intervention programs.
In so doing, this program also fosters collaboration between academic researchers and national immunization program managers and health officials. The goal of the Small Grants Program is to generate these relationships and establish an invaluable feedback loop between academic research and immunization programs. By fostering these on-the-ground relationships, research findings can be operationalized to reform immunization program strategies and community outreach tactics, with the ultimate goal of increasing immunization uptake and eradicating preventable diseases globally.
Additionally, proposals must outline ethical considerations to be made when working with human populations, in accordance with standardized human subjects research criteria. If an Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposal has been submitted to the affiliated university, please submit that IRB approval or an intention to submit an IRB approval. In addition to the IRB process, please address the following in your application, taking care to redact any sensitive research information (e.g. names of organizations, exact geographic locations, participant names, etc.):
List of Primary and co- Principal Investigators (PI), along with their titles, affiliations, and research credentials
Research Sites: are you conducting research at a site (e.g., a health care provider office)? Please provide site permission/approval (with the name of the organization redacted)
Research Risk: does the research pose greater than minimal risk to participants? If there are risks, how will you minimize them?
Research Benefits: what are the types of benefits that may result from participation? Who will benefit?
Research Subject Relationship: how will the research participant be engaged in the research? How will the study be communicated to the participant? How will the participant’s understanding of their involvement be assessed? Will the participant be encouraged to ask questions and engage?
Informed Consent Procedure: how will the research participant’s consent to partake in the study be obtained? Who will perform the informed consent procedures, and how will that person be trained?
Confidentiality: where will the research be stored, and who will have access? Will the participants’ identity be coded and anonymous in the data and all future publications?
Research with Minors: please provide scientific rationale for the inclusion of minors in the study; please indicate the level of risk associated with your research, according to U.S. federal regulations on conducting research with minors:
Proposals will also be considered with respect to the following criteria: