Frequently Asked Questions

Application Details 

I am applying from outside the United States, is there a time on April 15 when applications need to be submitted? 

Yes. All applications must be submitted by April 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST/Washington DC time.


In what languages are applications accepted?

All applications must be submitted in English. We are unable to accept applications in any other language.


Who are the judges and how will you judge the applications? 

The evaluation committee will be HRH2030 team members from both the Washington D.C. and field offices. All applications will be scored against the set evaluation criteria, as outlined in the request for applications on page 6.


If I start the application online and am interrupted, does it save? Can I go back and continue or will I need to start again? 

You may work on your application intermittently; your answers will be saved.


Does one have to explain what the prize will be used for on the application? 

You will need to explain how your approach supports or will support health worker resilience.


Is the individual application different from the organization one? 

No, there is one application which is the same for both individuals and organizations.


What are the criteria and needs for submission?

You can read more about the eligibility criteria in our request for applications and also look at our FAQs.


Who can enter the competition?

Eligibility criteria are included in the request for applications on pages 4 and 5.


How do I know if my country is considered a low-and-middle-income country?

We’re using the World Bank definition for low -and middle-income countries. You can find a list of countries here.


Can I apply if I am from an LMIC and work for a Chemonics project? 

Yes, you may apply if you meet the eligibility criteria, included in the request for applications on pages 4 and 5.


I am the founder of an NGO in Africa, and am based in Australia. Can I submit on behalf of the NGO that is registered in Africa? 

Our eligibility criteria included in the request for applications (pages 4-5) states that the individual or organization must be from a low- or middle-income country. So, if the country where the organization is registered meets that definition, then yes, you are eligible to apply.


Does the individual or organization applying need to sign any certification forms or adhere to U.S. Government policies, such as the Mexico City Policy? 

Yes. Both individuals and organizations applying will need to sign required certification forms. These are included in the request for applications, starting on page 14. With regards to the Mexico City Policy, this has been expanded to  (Protecting Lives and Global Health Assistance), which is a required certification form included in the RFA.


I live and work in USA but I am a Pakistan national. My resilience approach idea is geared towards Pakistan and its health work force. Could I still apply?

Applicants must reside in or be registered to operate as an organization in an LMIC. Please see section III-A of the RFA.


I’m wondering if public sector LMICs are eligible to apply as individuals. I’m assuming that government entities themselves can’t apply as an organization.

As  long as applicants reside in or are registered to operate as an organization in an LMIC, they are eligible to apply, and this includes government entities. Please see section III-A of the RFA.


What kinds of approaches are you looking for?

We are looking for tools, methods, and/or approaches which may improve or enhance health worker resilience. These ideas or approaches should have strong scale-up potential and/or possibility for replication.


Should the idea have been implemented? Must it be proven to work or can it just be an idea?

You may present a proven approach that has been evaluated or you may present a nascent or innovative idea or approach.


Is there a requirement as to what will the prize be used for?

The purpose of the prize is to recognize innovation and identify new approaches or ideas that can be scaled-up or sustained.


Can this tool be a research conceptual tool that can be used in follow up research towards understanding health workforce resilience?

Yes. Research qualifies as an idea or approach. The research/idea/approach must contribute to health workforce resilience.


What do you mean by health worker resilience? 

We define health worker resilience as the ability of health actors, groups, and institutions to prepare for, mitigate, adapt to, and recover from crises, shocks, and stresses. Resilience also includes being able to maintain core functions when a crisis hits and to reorganize appropriately based on lessons learned during a crisis to be able to adjust to the next shock or stressor. 


Does the health workforce include community health workers?

Absolutely. We refer to the World Health Organization’s definition of health workers which defines health workers as “all people engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health.”


Does this award include workers outside the hospital settings e.g. telemedicine? 

Yes. Again, our definition of health workers is broad as long as they provide health services. This approach would need to be based in or used to support health work in a low- or middle-income country.

More About the Prize

Will the webinar be recorded and available on your website? 

In case you would like to refer back or if you missed our February 19, 2020 informational webinar on the Health Workforce Resilience Prize, please see our recording here.