Deadline: 1 August 2014
The Bloomberg Initiative managed by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and Lung Disease invites project ideas for projects designed to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.
Grant request can be made between US$50,000 to US$500,000 for short-term, one-year or two-year project proposals. Priority is given to projects with greatest numbers of tobacco users. Approximately two-thirds of the world’s tobacco users live in following fourteen countries – China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Ukraine, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
- Tax and price measures, including anti-smuggling measures
- Direct and indirect advertising bans and effective enforcement of bans, including promotion and sponsorship
- Establishment of smoke-free workplaces and public places, and effective enforcement of smoke-free policies
- Implementation of graphic warning labels on tobacco products
- Other evidence-based regulatory/legislative initiatives Development of strategic alliances and coalitions, monitoring Industry behavior and practices, and strategic litigation will also be supported if improving tobacco policy is the central goal.
- Applicants can be from all low-and middle-income countries.
- Applicants can be government (national Ministries, state/provincial authorities and affiliate offices) organizations and non-governmental organizations (including civil society organizations, educational institutions and others) with relevant advocacy experience aimed at changing or implementing policy.
- Applicants must be recognized legal entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds and assuming legal and financial obligations.
- NGO applicants cannot be the recipients of financial support from any tobacco product manufacturer or the parent, subsidiary or affiliate of a tobacco product manufacturer.
For more information, please visit Bloomberg Initiative Call for Proposals.