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COVID-19 Research Funding Programme 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for India, with wide ranging consequences for health and wellbeing. Much that we know has been disrupted. To help provide insights into the processes and best-practices that have proved useful in responding to the crisis, Azim Premji University has selected and funded a series of focused proposals for research on COVID-19 in the Indian context.

The following projects were selected to provide focused, concrete results and insights to help formulate the design of actions and responses in the short-term and policies in the long-term:

  • Role of Local Self Government, Panchayats and Community Based Organisations during Corona Pandemic (a case study of Rajasthan)

    Amit Kumar
    Kumarappa Gram Swaraj Sansthan
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  • COVID-19 Research on Frontline Workers in Bihar and Himachal Pradesh

    Avani Kapur | Sanaya Sinha | Udit Ranjan | Sanjana Malhotra | Ritwik Shukla
    Centre for Policy Research
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  • Community Mobilisation and Good Governance: Via the Community Radio Network – Umeed, in the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand, in the time of Covid-19

    Saritha Thomas | Arun Sarkar
    People's Power Collective
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  • Atmnirbhar Adivasis : Community Role in Prevention and Management of Covid Crisis: An Assessment of the Situation, Challenges and Good Practices

    Alma Grace Barla
    Samajik Seva Sadan
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  • Exploring the challenges, psychological problems, and mental health needs among frontline health workers of government hospitals: A study in Hyderabad Karnataka Region

    Romate John | Rajkumar E | Roopesh B N | Shruti Sharma | S Jeyavel | Rashmi R
    Central University of Karnataka
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  • Blue-print for Assisted Telemedicine for Rural Healthcare Ecosystem

    T K Srikanth | Divya Raj
    International Institute of Information Technology. Bangalore
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  • Study on the Role of Rural Local Bodies in Pandemic in Odisha

    Diganta Mohanty | Jyotshnamayee Nanda | Prakash Kumar Sahoo | Niranjan Sahoo | Ranjan Kumar Malik | Banamali Sahoo Kartabya
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  • Combating COVID-19 by Panchayati Raj Institutions - A comparative study of Elected vs Non-elected Village Panchayats in selected districts of Tamil Nadu

    Inbarasan K G | Gurusaravanan M | Prabagaran M
    Institute of Grassroots Governance
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  • Understanding the perspectives of frontline health workers (ASHAs, Anganwadi workers and ANMs) to improve COVID 19 containment efforts at the community level

    Stutilina Pal | Devanik Saha
    Self Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action (SRIJAN)
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  • Remote Gossip Pilot to Improve Uptake of Routine Immunisation

    Varsha Venugopal | Fiona Conlon | Nithya Nagarathinam | Tanay Chanda
    Development Consortium
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  • Civil Society Response to Domestic Violence during COVID-19 | Building Better Support for Survivors

    Vandita Morarka | Ashita Alag | Sanaya Patel | Uttanshi Agarwal
    One Future Collective (Morarka Leadership Foundation)
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  • Study of Female Frontline Community Healthcare Workforce In India during the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Bhanupriya Rao | Sreya Dutta Chowdhury
    WomenUnlimited Media Pvt. Ltd.
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  • Understanding the role of public health system reforms in combating COVID-19 pandemic in the State of Kerala, India

    A.S. Pradeep Kumar | Sreejini J | Maya Annie Elias | Arsha
    Health Systems Research India Initiative Trust
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  • Building SOPs for Grievance Redressal to Reduce Exclusions in Access to Social Protection Schemes for Poor and Vulnerable Populations

    Aaditeshwar Seth
    OnionDev Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Gram Vaani)
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  • Local Governance during the COVID-19 Pandemic Times

    Joy Elamon
    Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA)
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  • Traditional Institutions (Dorbars Shnongs) of Shillong, Meghalaya: Integral to the Community Efforts against COVID19

    Joy Grace Syiem | T.K. Bamon | Ksaidbok Shadap
    Indian Council of Social Welfare, Meghalaya State Branch
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  • Community Health in the time of Corona

    Paromita Sen | Aiman Haque | Saba Ahmed | Vaishakhi Shah
    SEWA Bharat
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  • Building women’s health capabilities through a digital, group-based response: An implementation research study of Lok Swasthya SEWA Trust’s response to COVID-19

    Sapna Desai | Susan Thomas
    Population Council Institute
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Call for Proposals for Azim Premji University COVID-19 Research Funding Programme 2020 is closed. Thank you for your interest.

The schedule for the Azim Premji University COVID-19 Research Funding Programme 2020 is as follows:

Schedule
Last date for submission of proposal (Closed) Sept 5, 2020
Announcement of award of funding (Announced) Sept 19, 2020
Projects start date (Projects commenced, details above) Oct 1, 2020
Submission of project report Dec 31, 2020

Please contact us at covidresearch@apu.edu.in for assistance.



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