Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI2)

Opportunities

Clinical Research Program Coordinator

We are seeking a motivated and skilled individual to apply for the role of clinical research program coordinator for a large NIH funded project to develop a novel mobile health (mHealth) tool for the management of acute diarrhea in low-resource settings. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 2019. To Apply and More Information > 


Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI2) Research and Training Seed Grant Program

HI2 Research and Training Seed Grants are designed to help fund innovation-driven approachhes to increasing the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarianresponse, and post-emergency reconstruction. Preferences will be given to proposals that demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration between academics and practitioners. The call for applications will go out in September 2019. The application deadline is November 1, 2019. 


Create a NeedsList for Your Organization

HI² is now a vetting partner for NeedsList, a real-time, all-in-one platform that allows you to list, promote, track and manage your organization’s supply, volunteer and financial needs. NeedsList provides concrete and tangible ways for individual and corporate donors to identify how to meet needs for communities in crisis. Whenever possible, we work with local suppliers and provide an e-commerce "storefront" so users can purchase items directly through our platform. This, of course, depends somewhat on where NGOs are located and we are building out our supplier base as we go. Right now we have several tech companies looking for concrete volunteer opportunities for their employees (both remote and in person) so please feel free to think broadly -- it's great when there's a really big range of needs on your lists. We're learning and iterating alongside our NGO partners as we go and are planning to build in better functionality to streamline the process of creating lists, texting in needs from the field and all kinds of other fun stuff! 

For more information on getting a NeedsList up and running for your organization, please contact Seth Stulen (seth_stulen@brown.edu)