Request for Qualifications BBC Media Action

On behalf of BBC Media Action, 3ie sought applications for a proposal preparation grant to carry out a feasibility study for conducting an impact evaluation of BBC Media Action’s mHealth services programme in India.

mHealth refers to the provision of health-related services using mobile communication technology.

For more information on how to apply, read the Request for Qualifications (264.1 KB)

This call is now closed. The deadline for this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was 12 May 2014.

The deadline for questions related to this RFQ was 17 April 2014. To read the questions and answers received during this period, download the BBC Media Action call  Q&A (129.0 KB)

At a glance

  • Only institutions can apply for this grant. Individuals are not eligible.
  • The lead institution making the application must be located in India, with Indian researchers as the lead principal investigators.
  • This is a request for qualifications to prepare an impact evaluation design, not to submit a design.
  • The proposed budget for proposal preparation costs should not exceed US$ 20,000.
  • Qualifications will be reviewed and scored by a team, consisting of 3ie-appointed reviewers and representatives of BBC Media Action.

Background

BBC Media Action uses media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in claiming their rights. Its aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. To achieve this vision, they partner with civil society, the media and governments to build long-term development solutions.

BBC Media Action has adopted a 360-degree communication approach and a comprehensive range of communication interventions, including mHealth services, to equip and train community health workers who in turn communicate health-related information to pregnant women and women with children who are less than two years old.

This is an RFQ from researchers interested in designing an impact evaluation of BBC Media Action’s mHealth services programme in India. The aim of the mHealth services programme is to use mobile communication technology to equip and train community health workers who in turn communicate health-related information to pregnant women and women with children who are less than two years old. The mHealth services under consideration for this call are: Mobile Kunji, Mobile Academy and Kilkari.

How to apply

These are the key documents you will need for your application.

Application form

3ie organisation information form (597.3 KB)
Grantee budget template (265.0 KB)

3ie policy documents

3ie indirect cost policies (63.2 KB)
3ie direct cost policies (73.2 KB)

3ie contract template

GDN-3ie preparation grant administration agreement template (306.3 KB)

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