Call for Applications
Application Due February 14, 2019
As part of activities of the recently launched World Hearing Forum, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Global Hearing Health (CGHH) invite proposals for WHF-CGHH Small Grants for World Hearing Day 2019.
The World Hearing Day 2019 will be observed on 3 March with the theme “Check Your Hearing”. On this day, WHO will launch the ‘HearWHO App’, a software application to screen for hearing loss using Digits in Noise test methodology that has been widely utilized in other settings. Grant recipients will organize activities to promote healthy hearing that may include:
- Offering people free hearing checks in the community, preferably with using the new HearWHO App
- Raising awareness on hearing loss within the population at large
- Informing policymakers about the importance and means for hearing loss prevention, identification, and management.
To promote and support such actions, WHO and CGHH have launched a small grants scheme. As part of this scheme, partners can apply for a grant of up to USD 750 to cover expenses related to World Hearing Day Activities. A maximum of 15 grants will be provided., based on the decision made by a selection panel.
Eligibility criteria: Events/activities will be eligible for the small grants scheme if they:
- Take place on or close to the World Hearing Day (3 March 2019)
- Focus on the theme ‘Check Your Hearing’
- Target the general population or policymakers, to raise awareness about hearing loss
- Use WHO awareness materials for the day
- Have a measurable outcome
- Are registered on the WHO website
Requirements / Timeline
- Make an application by 14 February 2019 at http://www.cghh.usu.edu/smallgrants2019
- Provide details of the host organization/institution or the organizer
- Notification of selected grantees will be made by February 28, 2019
- Following the event, a brief report with photos must be submitted to WHO by 20 March 2019. Photos must include a signed declaration of consent from recognizable persons in the photographs
- Selected grantees will receive up to USD 750 by 30 March 2019
- Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts selected from the World Hearing Forum
- Each grant application will be scored on a scale of 0-80 points using the following criteria:
- Are the activities relevant to the theme? (0-10 points)
- Is the organization aligned to the principles of the World Hearing Forum? (0-10 points)
- Will the activity help to raise awareness on hearing loss? (0-10 points)
- Does it have a measurable outcome? (0-10 points)
- Is this an innovative activity? (0-10 points)
- Could this activity inspire others to act, by being showcased? (0-10 points)
- Is there a convincing argument for selecting this application? (0-10 points)
- Is the organization/activity likely to benefit from the small grant? (0-10 points)
- Applications with the most points will be selected for funding. Once the activity reports and photos have been received by the WHO, the grant amount will be transferred to the relevant organizations. A certificate will also be given by the World Hearing Forum.