Roma Health Scholarship Program Small-Scale Projects Application Guidelines 2016-2017

Roma Health Scholarship Program
Small-Scale Projects
Application Guidelines 2016-2017


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Small-Scale Projects component of the RHSP is meant to promote and strengthen the philosophy of community participation among RHSP current beneficiaries and Alumni, and provide them the opportunity to gain experience in designing and implementing a community project, and hence help Roma communities, and to acquire a new set of skills that will contribute to further their personal and professional development. Furthermore, such new acquired skills and knowledge about networking, project management, administration, coordination, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, would constitute solid assets for students in their future career endeavors.

The  RHSP Small-Scale Projects would primarily emphasize on activities such as: community mobilization and development with regard to health situation and access to health-care services; health-related summer camps for children and youth; health-care registration; capacity building and empowerment of youth,  of (pregnant) women, and girls with regard to health matters; health-related initiatives focusing on awareness raising targeting Roma communities and /or institutions with regard to health-related problems of Roma and their access to health-care services and institutions; information campaign aimed at sensitizing the mainstream population with regard to the issues and challenges faced by the Roma community; facilitate co-operation between the local community representatives and local authorities to address the health-related issues and challenges faced by the Roma community.

The REF SP RHSP program welcomes also proposals of projects that would focus on mobilizing former and current RHSP beneficiaries to communicate, interact, develop joint activities and co-operate in Alumni community-like manner.

The REF RHSP Small-Scale Project component will provide ca. 2 grants per country, per year, each grant amounting for up to maximum of 2,500 EUR.

The application package should contain the following documents:

  1. Completed RHSP Small-Scale Project Application Form, downloadable here. Please be aware that only complete (electronic) application forms will be considered;
  2. CVs of each member of the small-scale project implementation team; we strongly encourage applicants to download and build their CVs in the EUROPASS CV template, which can then serve the students for future usage.
  3. ID or passport copies of each member of the small-scale project implementation team.

The application form should indicate clearly:

  • The person who is the  project team leader; - it is mandatory that such person is a current or former RHSP beneficiary;
  • The positions and roles of the other members within the project implementation team.

The project should indicate the main categories of expenses and their corresponding amounts, which should be in line with the nature of the project and its set activities.
 
In case a project is selected for funding, the REF SP RHSP will maintain communication with the project team leader and will transfer the grant amount on his/her bank account.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Submitted complete application package, with all the documents listed above;
  • The project team leader must be a current or former RHSP beneficiary (who benefited of an RHSP scholarship within at least one of the last 5 academic years) and should have an implementation team composed of minimum 3 to maximum 7 members;
  • The other members of the implementation team can be either current or former RHSP beneficiaries and representatives of the community targeted by the project; please note that building up a project team formed by several RHSP beneficiaries would be considered an added value;
  • The project activities should be scheduled on days and periods which are not conflicting with the academic obligations of the team members that are ongoing RHSP beneficiaries.

The project implementation should be concluded by 31st August, 2017, the latest.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevance and rationale of proposed objectives and activities for the need of the targeted Roma community;
  • Project feasibility overall;
  • Clarity and coherence of the set objective(s), activities and envisaged results and adequate role distribution among implementation team members;
  • Clear indicators for measuring objectives’ achievement;
  • Budget clarity and appropriateness.


Interested candidates should send their applications consisting of the documents listed above via email, to the address rhsp_components@romaeducationfund.org  

The deadline for submitting the applications for the RHSP small-scale project grants is June 31st 2017 (whereas the implementation activities of the project can be completed latest till the end of August 2017).

Final report Please note that the project team members (project team leader) of each approved small-scale project must submit a Final report (narrative description on the implementation activities, achievements and challenges, and a financial report providing all the bills and receipts for the incurred expenditures) to the REF SP RHSP rhsp_components@romaeducationfund.org latest by September 15, 2017.

You can find and download the Final Report template here