amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research has issued the Targeted Request for Proposals under the MSM Initiative Community Awards for organizations based in the Caribbean. The purpose of the call is to make available small award funding to support projects that address HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM). Individual organizations and collaborations can submit proposals. Organizations can apply for funding up to US $15,000 and collaborative efforts are eligible for awards of up to US $30,000. The Initiative’s core program components are:
Funding innovative projects that provide targeted support for MSM already infected or at risk for HIV;
Advocacy and communications support at global, regional, and national levels to generate media attention, build public awareness, promote positive policy changes, and mobilize resources for programs that serve and improve conditions for MSM.
“amfAR’s MSM Initiative seeks to fund innovative HIV/AIDS-related community-based projects that increase access to HIV/AIDS services among MSM. These may include direct health services (e.g., prevention, treatment, and care), policy-oriented projects, and/or research projects. Projects may include research or programming targeted towards reaching hidden MSM communities or MSM who do not identify as gay, working with more open GBT communities, and/or engaging allies. Emphasis will be placed on innovative approaches that are sustainable beyond amfAR funding, and projects that include (or have the potential to inform) regional or international advocacy activities. Demonstrated involvement of MSM in project design, development, implementation, and evaluation is highly recommended.”
The deadline to apply for this opportunity is 9 December 2009. For more information, visit this link.