Grants and Resources to address HIV and AIDS

Latest call for proposals, grants, funding, fellowships, scholarships and other resources to address HIV and AIDS.

ViiV Healthcare: Call for Proposals for Positive Actions for Girls and Women Funds

Deadline: 26 April 2016

ViiV Healthcare is seeking proposals from organisations for its Positive Actions for Girls and Women Fund with an aim to tackle the harmful practices and norms that limit the aspirations of girls and women and increase their vulnerability to HIV and to fund projects which focus on the reducing the commoditization of girls as well as supporting projects and organisations that advocate for girls and women.

Objectives

  • Reduce the commoditization of girls (e.g. sexual or gender-based violence, early marriage, forced sex work, inter-generational relationships)
  • Support existing projects, organisations and innovators that advocate for girls and women

Funding Information: The 2016 Call for Proposals is limited to applications of £50,000 over two years (about £25,000 per year).

Focus Areas

  • Community leadership to improve knowledge of and access to appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and services in early adolescence
  • Reducing incidence of and ending community acceptance of early marriage, forced marriage and relationships of power imbalance
  • Community interventions to end sexual and gender based violence, particularly amongst adolescent girls
  • Community initiatives that support HIV positive adolescent girls to access appropriate SRH information and services; and reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination that may lead to vulnerability for these girls
  • Community advocacy that address punitive laws and policies that put adolescent girls at risk of harassment, violence and/or arrest by the police, including girls in key populations

Selection Criteria

  • Addresses harmful practices that leads to health/HIV risk
  • Promoting rights, education and campaigning rights of girls
  • Build aspiration and opportunities to escape poverty for adolescent girls
  • Enhance information about and access to SRH services
  • Advocacy
  • Demonstrating Impact (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Addresses root causes
  • Assure sustainability

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-governmental and community-based organisations that can deliver change at a community level
  • The PAGW does not have any specific restrictions, although it is expected to be focused on communities in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.
  • The PAGW accepts applications in French.
  • The lead contact should be the person responsible for delivery of the project at a country level wherever possible.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ViiV Healthcare.

ViiV Healthcare Small Grants Program: Positive Action for MSM and Transgender

Deadline: 20 May 2016

ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications from organisations for its “Positive Actions for MSM & Transgender” Small Grants programme which is a new global initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among MSM (men who have sex with men) and transgender populations around the world and to enable MSM and transgender individuals to safely seek culturally competent HIV care and services.

The program focuses on vulnerable communities and the stigma and discrimination they face on a daily basis due to sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and/or HIV status and will continue to support MSM/T communities as they strengthen their capacity to lead, participate in policy-making and advocate addressing the health disparities and health service access issues keeping MSM/T individuals from lifesaving prevention and treatment.

Objectives

  • Reduce the level and impact of stigma experienced by MSM/T individuals
  • Increase access to health related services through community-based collaborations with local governments and health care enablers
  • Strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations that engage MSM/T communities in reducing HIV

Grant Information

In 2016 ViiV Healthcare will provide a series of small grants covering a two year period with funding amounts up to £25,000/year within two funding tracks;

  • Applications for MSM community-led projects that are limited to applications of 50,000 over two years
  • Applications for Transgender community-led projects that are limited to applications of £50,000 over two years.

Funding Priorities

  • Community engagement, participation and leadership
  • Community-centred approaches
  • Evidence-based and Evidence-generating
  • New technology and Innovation
  • Advocacy and Empowerment

Eligibility Criteria

  • There are no geographical restrictions on applications.
  • For applicants applying from India must have the following documentation in place to submit an application and be able to meet ViiV Healthcare due diligence process:
    • Proof of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration, and
    • Copy of current 80g

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ViiV Healthcare.

U.S. Embassy Armenia Call for Applications: Hubert Humphrey Program 2017

Deadline: 10 June 2016

The Embassy of the United States of America in Armenia is currently inviting applications for its Hubert Humphrey Program 2017 competition, for mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The program will be funded for one academic year, pending: a successful application for a J-1 visa; receipt of medical clearance; and availability of funds.

Fields of study

  • Agricultural & Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources/Environmental
  • Policy/Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Treatment and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Armenian citizenship and residency.
  • Completed BA studies by the start of the grant.
  • Have Five years of substantial professional experience.
  • Interest in the policy aspects of your respective field of specialization.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service.
  • Completed online application, including two reference letters.
  • Proficient in English/successful TOEFL exam.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must complete an online application via given website.

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy Armenia.

USAID/India seeking applications from NGOs for India Partnerships Program

Deadline: 30 March 2017

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a call for proposals from qualified NGOs (and also for-profit and governmental organizations) to apply for the India Partnerships Program (IPP) under the Annual Program Statement (APS).

The IPP supports testing, adoption and scaling of creative or innovative solutions to meet development challenges in the areas of health, food security, clean energy, gender equality, female empowerment, maternal and child health, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, affordable health care, water and sanitation access, early grade reading, promotion of clean and renewable energy, forestry, food security, triangular cooperation, gender and financial inclusion.

USAID/India is interested in providing financial or non-financial support to partners to realize concepts and ideas that hold promise in the focus areas.

The purpose of this APS is to announce the competitive process and solicit Concept Paper applications from the private and public sectors for engaging with USAID/India under the IPP. The goals of the IPP are to identify and partner with organizations and institutions who bring innovative ideas and resources of at least a 1:1 match to address jointly defined development challenges. Matching resources may include money, technologies, experience, expertise or other assets that Applicants can demonstrate as beneficial to tackling and resolving a development challenge.

Partnerships developed under this APS should contribute to achieving one or more of USAID/India’s core Development Objectives. USAID/India’s programming focuses on eight key areas. The largest of these is health, where USAID/India focuses on improving maternal and child health; behavior change communication; diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; health care finance, and access to clean water and sanitation in major cities. Improving early grade reading, increasing access to clean energy, improving food security, financial inclusion and advancing gender equality and female empowerment are also key areas. USAID/India’s Development Objectives are designed jointly with the Government of India (GOI) and advance GOI priority development initiatives like Smart Cities Mission, Swachh Bharat, Campaign to end TB, and increased use of renewable energy technologies.

For more information, visit grants.gov.

HRSA: International AIDS Education and Training Center to Improve Health Outcomes of People Living with HIV

Deadline: 23 May 2016

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for the International AIDS Education and Training Center (IAETC) program with an aim to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLWH) along the HIV treatment cascade by building sustainable health systems, including a global workforce with the right skills, mix, and distribution to respond to HIV and other population health priorities in countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and other countries with significant or increasing HIV and other infectious disease incidence rates.

The IAETC program will implement activities globally that are in alignment with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 3.0 and its focus on reaching the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 global treatment targets and, ultimately, PEPFAR’s plan to reach epidemic control of HIV.

Objectives

  • Identify, pilot, evaluate, and scale up new approaches to effective and efficient HIV service delivery through technical assistance, consultation and training;
  • Strengthen evidence-based comprehensive prevention approaches by targeting key populations including adolescent girls and young women;
  • Improve diagnosis, linkage, treatment, retention and viral suppression through training, consultation, and technical assistance.

Priority Areas

  • Engaged leadership;
  • A quality improvement strategy;
  • Empanelment or linking patients with specific providers to ensure the continuity of the patient–provider relationship;
  • Continuous and team-based healing relationships, including cross-training staff to allow team members to play various roles;
  • Organized, evidence-based care, including the use of decision support systems;
  • Patient-centered interactions to increase patients’ involvement in their own care;
  • Enhanced access to ensure patients have access to care and their clinical information after office hours;
  • Care coordination to reduce duplication of services and costs.
  • Use of human resources for health (HRH) data to target interventions and create efficient and sustainable delivery practices that optimize HRH to improve outcomes.
  • Adapting HRSA’s existing domestic and international evidence-based models of HIV care for key populations in clinical settings and mentoring programs.
  • Using HIV surveillance data to identify HIV-diagnosed individuals not in care, link them to care or re-engage patients into HIV services and support the HIV treatment continuum.
  • Efforts to intensify collaboration between Ministries of Health and Education as well as health professions councils/regulatory bodies and their respective contributions to the HRH dialogue.

For information regarding the application procedure and more, please visit this link.

USAID: Supporting Health Communications and Marketing Program in Kenya!

Deadline: 26 April 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified Kenyan organizations to provide funding in support of a program entitled Health Communications and Marketing (HCM) in Kenya.

The purpose of the activity is to implement social marketing and communications within the health sector and to build the sustainability of Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Health to lead, coordinate and implement social marketing and health communication initiatives.

Objectives

  • Manage a cost-effective marketing, sales, and distribution network that improves availability and access by key priority populations to products related to HIV/AIDS, RH/FP, CS and malaria, develop and manage communications initiatives to increase the knowledge of Kenyans about HIV/AIDS, RH/FP, CS and Malaria, including accurate information to increase demand for and use of beneficial products and services and information to encourage and sustain healthy behaviors, in line with GOK strategies and priorities.
  • Improve the preventive behaviors of Kenyans related to HIV/AIDS, in particular increasing the use of condoms in high risk sexual encounters and the percent of men and women going for HTC and receiving their test results.
  • Improve the behaviors of Kenyans related to family planning, maternal and child survival, malaria and family health, in particular, decreasing unmet need for family planning (uptake of voluntary long term family planning methods), better birth spacing, better prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses (e.g. use of “safe water” in the home, use of ITNs, better breastfeeding practices, full immunization, and prompt recognition and treatment of malaria and other childhood illnesses, including ORS at home, and use of cleaner indoor stoves),
  • Improve service utilization rates for ART, HTC, PMCT, RH/FP, and CS services, including the percent of pregnant women accessing PMTCT services including HTC, the number of Kenyans using HTC services and receiving their test results, the number of clients receiving FP/RH services, number of antenatal care visits and delivery by a trained provider, and childhood prevention and treatment of illnesses in both public and private sector settings.
  • Strengthen the capacity of the GOK/MOH at both national and county levels to coordinate, support and implement social marketing and communication activities.

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased use of quality health services and products
  • Strengthened capacity of Government to lead, manage, and govern health communications and marketing
  • Improved use of information for decision-making

Grant Information: Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $42.5 million in total USAID funding over a five year period with an estimated start date of July 2016

Eligibility Criteria

  • HCM will be awarded to a local Kenyan organization.
  • USAID encourages applications from a broad range of interested parties, domestic non-profit organizations, domestic for-profit companies that forego profit, faith-based organizations, foundations, academic institutions, civic groups and regional organizations.
  • USAID welcomes applications from potential new partners and organizations which have not previously done business with USAID.
  • If the applicant proposes to partner with other organizations through subawards, it should present a clear structure in terms of roles and responsibilities of each subrecipient, lines of authority, and managerial decision-making process.
  • Applicants must have established financial management systems, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Health Communications and Marketing Program.

Embassy of United States in Uganda: PEPFAR Community Grants Program to Combat HIV/AIDS

Deadline: 1 September 2016

The Embassy of United States in Uganda is seeking applications from organisations for The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) Community Grants Program to Combat HIV/AIDS with an aim to assist communities and local Ugandan grassroots organizations with small-scale development projects to provide care and support to key populations (KP), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

Program Priorities for Community Grants

  • Support for OVC, Adolescent Girls and Young Women
  • Support for Key Population

Grant Information: The amount for each award is no more than equivalent of $25,000 and will be paid in Ugandan Shillings.

Eligibility Criteria

The program must:

  • Directly support the beneficiaries in the following prioritized districts through the core intervention services.
  • Have an evidence-based understanding of the HIV epidemics and a community member’s risk of HIV and from HIV.
  • Have already assessed and identified priority needs for the beneficiaries.
  • Be achievable in one year.
  • Have a demonstrable impact on epidemic control and the quality of lives of the infected and affected by HIV.
  • Be community driven with significant community support.
  • Develop linkages with other service providers in the community, including healthcare providers.
  • Be sustainable. The program must include plans to ensure that the beneficiaries will receive the same level of support after the funding ends. (Salaries, space and utility for office administration cannot be funded by this grant.)
  • Be conducted by registered non-profit Ugandan organizations.
  • Produce clearly measurable results. The project needs to be able to quantify and report on the number of key population and/or OVC served with the funding received.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their complete applications either via post or email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit PEPFAR Community Grant.

Submit Your Applications for DREAMS Innovation Challenge 2016!

Deadline: 28 March 2016

Do you have an innovative approach to help keep adolescent girls and young women AIDS-free? If yes, then apply for this Dreams Innovation Challenge!

Applications are open for the DREAMS Innovation Challenge 2016 with a motive to reduce HIV infections by infusing new thinking and high-impact approaches to meet the urgent, complex needs of adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

Focus Areas

  • Strengthening Capacity of Communities for Service Delivery
  • Keeping Girls in Secondary School
  • Linking Men to Services
  • Supporting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Providing a Bridge to Employment
  • Applying Data to Increase Impact

Award Information

DREAMS will award a total of up to $85 million for innovations that help girls in the DREAMS countries develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe women.

Focus Countries

Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Challenge greatly encourages applications from organizations that have not previously received U.S. government funding, either directly or indirectly, and/or are based in one or more of the 10 DREAMS countries (mentioned above).
  • DREAMS encourage applications from most types of organizations – including for-profit, non-profit, academic organizations, and multilateral organizations.
  • Applicants may submit approaches that apply to just one of the Challenge Focus Areas or that cut across numerous issues.
  • Written submissions must be completed in full to be considered eligible for review. Submissions will only be accepted in English; any other language will be considered ineligible.

How to Apply

Interested organizations can apply by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Challenge Application Portal.

For more information, please visit Innovation Challenge.

USAID/SA: Botswana Comprehensive Care and Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Deadline: 18 March 2016

The United States Agency for International Development Southern Africa (USAID/SA) is seeking applications from organizations to fund a program entitled “Botswana Comprehensive Care and Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children” to strengthen community agency to seek, support and provide HIV/AIDS related services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their family members.

With this cooperative agreement, USAID Botswana Health Office intends to contribute to Botswana’s commitments towards the realization of zero new infections, zero AIDS related deaths and zero discrimination especially as they relate to the project’s target groups.

Targeted Population

  • Vulnerable adolescent girls and young women at high risk of HIV acquisition
  • Children and adolescents living with HIV
  • HIV-exposed infants, especially from young mothers

Grant Information: Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $12,300,000 in total USAID funding over a five-year period.

Expected Outcomes

  • Strengthen households and community structures to support OVC
  • Increased uptake of HIV prevention, care and treatment services among OVC households
  • Improve policy implementation for delivery of coordinated quality social services

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. and non-US organizations may participate. These may include Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), local nongovernmental organizations, faith-based organizations (FBOs), universities, foundations, for profit entities and others.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application forms electronically via mail at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Botswana Comprehensive Care and Support.

Call for Proposals 2016: EDCTP Grants of up to € 3 million to Clinical Research in Sub Saharan Africa

Deadline: 18 February 2016

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently accepting proposals from Sub Saharan Africa for EDCTP Regional Networks Program. The purpose of this Call is to provide funding for actions that aim to support regional networking in sub-Saharan Africa and with Europe in order to build and strengthen regional, national, institutional and individual capacities to conduct clinical trials in line with the International Conference on Harmonization guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP).

Objectives

The specific objectives of the networks should include:

  • To strengthen collaboration and optimise the use of resources and infrastructures within the network. This could include the establishment of shared facilities such as clinical laboratories or data management centres, and setting rules and guidelines for sharing and accessing these.
  • To offer training and mentorship aimed at promoting professional development and scientific leadership in clinical trials. This would require the establishment of a formal training programme and platform for exchange of expertise in key skills such as design of clinical trials, monitoring, data management, pharmacokinetics, laboratory techniques, biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, as well as financial management, administration, and quality assurance.
  • To strengthen South-South and North-South collaborations between researchers and institutions with a specific focus on supporting less established institutions in building capacity for conducting high quality clinical research.
  • To encourage and promote networking and dialogue between researchers, communities and policy makers to maximise the impact of clinical research in Africa.

Eligible Countries

  • Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Eastern Africa: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • Western Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • Central Africa: Angola, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • European: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Focus Diseases

  • Poverty-related diseases (PRDs) that include HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculos
  • Neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) that include dengue/severe dengue; rabies; human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness); Leishmaniases; cysticercosis/taeniasis; dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease); echinococcosise; foodborne trematodiases; lymphatic filariasis; onchocerciasis (river blindness); schistosomiasis; soil-transmitted helminthiases; Buruli ulcer; leprosy (Hansen disease); trachoma; yaws; diarrhoeal infections; lower respiratory infections; as well as emerging infectious diseases of particular relevance for Africa, such as Ebola.

Grants available

The call budget is € 12,000,000 and the expected number of grants available is 4.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The network must comprise a minimum of six legal entities from at least three different sub-Saharan African countries (mentioned above) and a minimum of two legal entities from two different European Countries (mentioned above).
  • The requested EDCTP contribution per network must not exceed € 3.0 million.
  • The maximum project duration must be 36 months.

How to Apply

  • The application must be submitted online via EDCTPgrants.
  • Please note that only registered users of the EDCTPgrants system can apply for grants.

For more information, Please visit Regional Network program.