Health Security Partners (HSP) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to building local capacity to improve health security around the world. HSP provides training, technical assistance, fellowships, and small grants support for locally led solutions to strengthen health systems, increasing their resilience to outbreaks of infectious disease and related challenges.
The goal of this small grants program is to build host capacity to help bridge and transition health and other STEM professionals displaced from Syria, so that they may contribute to the health and science sector in Turkey.
HSP’s small grants program supports organizations registered in Turkey to develop practical solutions for displaced people with backgrounds in health and other STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) for long term integration into Turkish society. Trainers, professionals, and staff from host communities can be trained in such solutions so they are empowered to then further train displaced individuals who are now Turkish citizens. HSP is specially interested in partnering with organizations that may need support with professional job trainings and skill development opportunities.
As you complete your application, please note the following:
- Deadline for submission is 30 June 2019, but projects will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Projects must be complete by 31 December 2019. Project length 3-6 months.
- HSP is looking for project concepts and will work with partners to develop more detailed proposals upon project selection.
- Applicants are permitted and encouraged to submit more than one project. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with multiple faculties and agencies.
- A review committee of subject-matter experts will evaluate concepts and decide which submissions will be funded. Please note the application review process may take between 4-8 weeks.
- Please pass this application on to any interested parties.
Applicants are encouraged to keep the below criteria in mind as they design and develop their project proposal. HSP is looking for projects with the following elements:
- Professional development and continuing education programs
- Preference is for health and life science programs, but other fields in STEM (science, math, technology, and engineering) will also be considered.
- Target beneficiaries could include the following professions: doctors, scientists, nurses, veterinarians, lab technicians, public health professionals, science and health educators and staff, and others in related health/science fields.
- Impact of project aims to bridge skills gaps for integration into the Turkish system.
- Innovative ideas in person and virtual training programs.
- Strengthens existing projects or provides support for organizations to pilot new initiatives.
- Potential to support collaboration with other academicians, and local and government stakeholders.
All beneficiaries of any projects funded through the grant must be Turkish citizens. This includes: Organizers, administrators, trainers and participants of training programs and any other beneficiaries directly supported through the program. This criteria ensures the host country benefits from this scheme as well as the displaced (newly nationalized) population. Please note: all direct beneficiaries are reviewed and approved by the HSP Board for eligibility to participate.
Health Security Partners collects personally identifiable information for each of our programs, from every participant and beneficiary. This is done to not only verify recipient eligibility requirements, but also ensure our limited resources are used most effectively in meeting our mission. Requests may be in the form of curriculum vitae, national identification, and direct contact information. All information is treated confidentially.
All entities registered to operate in Turkey.
HSP generally awards small grants of $5,000 – $10,000. Larger grants will be considered with a total amount requested per grant not to exceed $20,000. Programs that demonstrate impact may be considered for a larger scope of funding in the future. Applicants are encouraged to develop low cost, high impact proposals.
Grantee recipients agree to provide the following to Health Security Partners:
- Detailed monthly reports with project progress such as lesson plans, training curriculum, agenda, and photos; and
- A final report with lessons learned, success stories, challenges identified, and future recommendations for project.
Application Deadline is 30 June 2019