Institutionalizing Learning by Mainstreaming Embedded Implementation Research in Country Immunization Programmes (Malawi)

Deadline Date: June 13, 2024

Donor Name: Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

Grant Size: $100,000 to $500,000

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research is seeking a countrybased mentor institute in Malawi for its joint initiative between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance on Institutionalizing learning by mainstreaming embedded implementation research in country immunization programmes (MAINSTREAM).

Through this call, the Alliance is seeking letters of interest from institutions in Malawi with teaching/training capacity in implementation research, financial and administrative capability, and linkages with policy-makers to serve as the mentor institute.


  • Assess knowledge gaps and priorities regarding immunization coverage and equity based on policy-maker/implementer priorities, aligned with country research agenda development and implementation;
  • Enable the integration of learning through embedded implementation research into national immunization programmes;
  • Scale up learning through embedded implementation research on implementers’ priorities as part of regular country support; and
  • Improve the use of evidence to guide policy development and implementation of programmes toward improving immunization coverage and equity.

Funding Information

  • The maximum amount of funding available from the Alliance will be US$ 204 000 over the period 1 August 2024 – 30 October 2025. 
  • No further funding will be provided by the Alliance within and beyond the project period.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible to be considered as a mentor institute, the following criteria apply:
    • Geographically located or headquartered in Malawi.
    • Compliance with letter of Interest specifications.
    • Commit to complying with the requirement that 50% of the team members be women.

For more information, visit Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.

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