For New Connections, Consultants are individuals with 10-15 years experience in research and/or evaluation and the expertise necessary to address relevant issues in health and health care. As mid-career professionals, Consultants benefit from the research and evaluation funding opportunities as well as career development and mentoring activities that New Connections offers.
In terms of research and evaluation funding opportunities, Consultants are eligible for grants or contracts of up to $75,000. New Connections calls for proposals for Consultants have focused on evaluation, syntheses, and qualitative work although consultant projects may span an array of topics. The grant period for consultants is 12 months.