Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The AEWA Small Grants Fund for Organizations in Select African Countries

Deadline: 1 October 2014
The Secretariat of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Agreement (AEWA) invites applications from national governmental or non-governmental agencies or international non-governmental agencies/organizations in the sector for the Small Grant Fund 2014 cycle. The major aim of the Fund is to promote the implementation of AEWA in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
AEWA-related conservation activities will be supported
  1. Species and habitat conservation
  2. Training and awareness-raising for different target groups
  3. Survey and monitoring of species and sites
  4. Livelihood-related activities
The maximum grant award per project is USD20,000 and the maximum project duration is 24 months.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be from one of the following African countries – Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. In case of Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Libya, Niger, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia eligibility is yet pending.
  • Applicants can be any national governmental agency or any national or international non-governmental agency/organization involved with the conservation of migratory waterbirds and/or their habitats in the respective eligible country.
  • Projects are not eligible for funding if a Small Grants Fund project from an earlier cycle is ongoing in the respective country.
  • Projects in member countries are also not eligible for funding if the respective country is more than three years in arrears with its annual financial contributions to AEWA.
For more information, please visit AEWA Small Grants 2014

Monday, 29 September 2014

The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program of Waitt Foundation (Up to $10,000)

Deadline: Ongoing
The Waitt Foundation invites grant applications for Small Grants to implement big ocean conservation issues. The grant opportunity is entitled the Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program that offers grants up to $10,000.
The ROC Grants will serve as an innovative solution catalyst by rapidly responding to urgent needs in ocean conservation with a focus on marine protected areas and sustainable fishing. The grants aim to support higher-risk ideas on a global scale.
  1. Scientific Research
  2. Policy
  3. Management
  4. Communications
Eligibility Criteria
  • International applicants must provide proof and documentation of charitable status (examples: articles of incorporation, charter, certificate of registered charity).
  • US applicants must have a U.S. tax identification number and be able to provide a current copy of their IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter.
  • Project must support sustainable fishing and/or MPAs as elaborated in the program focus section.
  • Applicants need not hold advanced degrees, but must demonstrate an equivalent experience and expertise with respect to the proposed project.
  • Applicants must have and maintain legitimate affiliation with an academic institution or NGO for the duration of the grant project.
  • Grants should constitute the sole or primary source of funding for the proposed project.
  • Spending of grant funds must commence within 1 month of granting, and be completed within 6.
  • Funds cannot be used for event sponsorships (e.g. conferences, workshops).
  • Applicants must submit a project specific budget explaining how the funds would be used.
  • Applications must be submitted via website (online application system).
For more information, please visit Waitt Foundation ROC Grants Program.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The amfAR announces $180,000 Grants for HIV Research

Deadline: 10 October 2014
The amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is inviting applications to explore the mechanisms for HIV persistence and the potential for HIV eradication. The amfAR will support basic, pre-clinical, clinical, and especially transnational research exploring the mechanisms whereby HIV infection persists; the chronic nature of viral reservoirs and latency; and barriers to the eradication of HIV, with the potential goal of ultimately curing HIV infection.
Grant request can be made for up to $180,000 and the project will have to be implemented between 1 February 2015 to 31 January 2017.
  1. Determine the location of persistent reservoirs of HIV in tissues, cell subsets or within cells
  2. Determine the cellular and viral mechanisms and kinetics that establish and/or maintain HIV persistence
  3. Develop, compare, or validate assays to measure persistent infection
  4. Develop and test strategies to safely eliminate or control viral reservoirs (in the absence of ART)
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applications are accepted from nonprofit research institutions worldwide; applications are not accepted from individuals or for-profit entities.
  • The Principal investigators
    1. Must hold a doctoral level degree
    2. Must be affiliated with the applicant institution
    3. If the proposal is a collaboration including sub-component projects, the principal investigator will be expected to lead one of the component projects, coordinate the development, implementation and analysis of the projects as a whole, and be responsible for overall financial Management and the preparation and submission of required reports.
  • Research teams may include members from, and budgets may include subcontracts with or sub-awards to for-profit entities.
For more information, please visit the Request for Proposals.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Mental Health Initiative Grants of the Open Society Foundations

Deadline: Ongoing

The Open Society Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations invites grant applications from the projects that stimulate the reform of national health, social welfare, education, and employment policies. The Mental health initiative provides support for organizations that work on policy-based advocacy at local or national levels with the aim of promoting community living for people with intellectual disability.

Project Areas – projects must be for people with disabilities

  1. Community-based housing
  2. Early intervention
  3. Inclusive education
  4. Supported employment

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be non-governmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
  • Applicants can also be organizations based in other countries that focus their activities in this region.

Interested applicants must submit a page letter of intent with information on the applicant organization’s purpose and goals, total income in the last financial year, and some biographical details of the organization’s leadership; proposed project, grant amount requested.

For more information, please visit OSF Mental Health Initiative.

Friday, 26 September 2014

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Population and Reproductive Health Grants to South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: Ongoing
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation accept grant applications from organizations in South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa for the Population and Reproductive Health program. The Foundation is committed to promoting reproductive health and rights and stabilizing population growth. The program invests in new ideas that explore a range of innovative approaches to advance sexual reproductive health and rights.
Population and Reproductive Health Grants Sub-Programs
  1. South Asia: to expand access to and improve the quality of voluntary family planning and contraception, gender responsive comprehensive sexuality education, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, including comprehensive abortion care. Focus areas – Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India, Karachi in Pakistan and Myanmar.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa: to increase access to quality reproductive health information and services, including safe abortion and post-abortion care, for women and girls, and to advancing political and financial support for quality family planning and reproductive health. The Sub-Saharan Africa subprogram investments at the national level and in Oromia, Ethiopia and makes targeted investments in Kenya, Rwanda and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in regional advocacy efforts.
  3. United States: to support efforts at national, state and local levels to advance reproductive health and rights for women and young people by improving access to quality comprehensive sexuality education, voluntary family planning/contraception and safe abortion care. The US subprogram funds nongovernmental organizations and networks at the national level and in Louisiana and Mississippi (especially for women and young people from low-income and vulnerable communities).
Besides the Population and Reproductive health grants, the Packard Foundation focuses on following issues –
  • Improving the lives of children
  • Enabling the creative pursuit of science
  • Conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems.
With a belief that the young people have the best potential for building and sustaining a movement of change across the regions, the Packard Foundation emphasizes on serving and engaging young people.
Who can submit applications?
Nongovernmental organizations and networks that allow the Foundation to partner with government and donors are highly encouraged to apply for grants. The Foundation does not fund governmental institutions or direct services.
Note: Interested grant-seekers may submit an email inquiry (one page) to population@packard.org. Only inquiries that clearly support a particular subprogram strategy and fall within the subprogram’s geographic priorities will be considered. The inquiries will be responded within 4-6 weeks.
For more information, please visit The D & L Packard Foundation.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Enter the Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge of $10,000

All the school/university students around the globe are invited to participate in the Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge to fight against food waste and encourage children (as well as the elders) to help save people around the globe from hunger and malnutrition.

If you are a school/university student, take action by launching a team project that will prevent or reduce food waste; raise awareness among students and teachers to stop wasting food; spread the word to all your friends on your social media networks and bring about changes in at least your school or your country to help reduce malnutrition, help people around the globe fill their stomach.

The winners will be announced on 15 December 2014. The UNEP will send the winners an email notification.


  1. US$5,000 – 1st Prize
  2. US$3000 – 2nd Prize
  3. US$2,000 – 3rd Prize

Determining Factors

  1. Ideas & approach
  2. Results accomplished
  3. Level of interest and support generated

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entrants can be any students at the secondary and university levels from any school worldwide.
  • Proposed project should address one of the following:
    1. Assess the level of food waste that is generated by the school and identify/understand the causes of this.
    2. Generate an idea or ideas for eliminating or reducing food waste in their schools and undertaking a project to implement at least one of these.
    3. Raise awareness in their schools or communities on the issue of food waste and why it should be reduced and eventually eliminated.
  • Entrants can be individuals or teams.
  • Participants should formulate and implement their activity from registration date till 16 November. The posting of entries should be made on 16 November 2014.
  • Entries can be submitted in one of the following languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
  • Entrant under the age of 18 must get consent of their parent/guardian/school.
  • Submissions must have been taken witht the permission of the subject(s) and/or venue/location and does not infringe on the copyright of any third party.
  • The entrant warrants that they own the copyright for the submissions and for the usage rights required by the challenge, and that their entry does not infringe on the privacy rights, copyright or any other rights of any person.

How to Enter & Promote the Project?

  • Signup for the Challenge.
  • Create a project on how you can reduce (or check) the food waste in your school. Think about an innovative solution and implement the proposed solution to bring about the changes you think you can bring.
  • Come back to your account on the website to report your accomplishments once the project is completed. You will have to describe what the project was, its objectives and the results.
  • You should post the supporting photos on your own twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts using the hashtag #ThinkEatSave.
  • Make your social media accounts public so that your work gets promoted.
  • You can post maximum 3 minutes videos on your Youtube Channel. (need not upload a professionally produced video)
  • Promote your projects as much as you can.
  • Share the links to facebook photo albums, instagram photoes and/or Youtube video in your report.

For more information, please visit ThinkEatSave Student Challenge.

2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Deadline: 5 November 2014

The Young African leaders between 25-35 years of age who are eligible to receive a United States J-1 Visa to apply for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship, a merit-based open competition – the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The application will open on 7 October & close on 5 November 2014.

Among all the applicants, select semifinalists will be chosen and interviewed by the US embassies or consulates in their home countries. These selected candidates must provide a copy of their passport (if available) or other government-issued photo identification to verify eligibility.

Fellowship Activities

  1. A 6-week Academic and Leadership Institute
  2. A Summit with President Obama in Washington, DC
  3. An optional 8-week U.S. Internship
  4. Activities in Africa

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be young African leaders between 25-35 years of age.
  • Applicants cannot be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
  • Applicants must be eligible to receive a US J-1 visa.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English language.
  • Applicants must be the citizens and residents of the following countries to be eligible for the fellowships – Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
    • Applicants must have a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
    • Applicants must demonstrate commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
    • Applicants must have the ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
    • Applicants must demonstrate strong social and communication skills, should be energetic and have positive attitude.

Prepare your resume before beginning with the application. You will also have to provide personal information. You can also upload letters of recommendation or university transcript.

For more information, please visit YALI 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship.

The Grand Challenges Explorations Round 14 to Fund Your Ideas on Global Health (up to US$100,000)

Deadline: 12 November 2014
The Grand Challenges Explorations is now accepting applications for the Round 14. Early-stage research projects including many ideas that have never been tested and scientists and innovators from a wide range of disciplines and regions are encouraged to take the grand challenge and secure fund to implement their projects. The grand challenge is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiatives supporting innovative ideas leading to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, and other technologies targeting diseases that claim millions of lives every year. Concepts/ideas leading to the improvements and innovations in agriculture development are equally encouraged for participation in the challenge.
Ideas can be submitted on the following Topics
  1. Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control
  2. New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
  3. New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities Through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
  4. Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments
  5. Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
  6. New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Grant awardees may receive up to US$100,000 to implement the project for 18 months. This is the Phase I project amount. Awardees can apply for a follow-on Phase II grant award of up to US$100,000.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions.
  • Individuals and organizations classified as individuals for U.S. tax purposes (including sole proprietorships and some single member limited liability companies) are not eligible for funding.
  • Applicants planning to conduct project activities in India may be required to register with the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.
  • Applicants will be asked to submit a copy of organization’s registration under FCRA or a written certification that the organization is exempt from such registration requirements.
  • Proposal must demonstrate an innovative approach that complies with all restrictions and guidelines for the topic to which the application is being made.
  • Proposal should not include personal or organizational information of the applicants in the body. Proposals that include personal or organizational information in the body of the proposal are at risk of being automatically removed from consideration.
Note: Please remember to visit the individual topics and read thoroughly to check the compliance of your idea and other requirements.
For more information, please visit Grand Challenges Explorations Round 14.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Development Innovation Ventures of USAID to Implement Innovative Ideas

Deadline: Ongoing

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) accepts Letter of Interest (LOI) for innovative ideas to pilot and test them using cutting-edge analytical methods, and to scale solutions that demonstrate widespread impact and cost-effectiveness. The primary objective of DIV is to support the discovery of better ways to solve big problems.


  1. Proof of Concept/Initial Testing – The DIV grants support the introduction of a solution in a developing country context to gain an early, real-world assessment of the solution. This includes testing for technical, organization, distribution, and financial viability. Key activities could include assessing user demand, willingness to pay, and correct usage of products and services, as well as documenting social outcomes and real world costs to implement the solution. Grant ranges from $25,000 to $150,000 to implement the activities for up to two years.
  2. Testing and Positioning for Scale – The DIV grants support testing for social impact, improved outcomes and/or market viability, as well as operational refinement to build paths to sustainability and scale. Grant ranges from $150,000 to $1,500,000 to implement activities for up to three years.
  3. Transitioning Proven Solutions to Scale – The DIV grants supports transitioning proven approaches to scale. This includes adaptation to new contexts and geographies. Operational challenges for scaling should be identified and addressed, allowing refinement and iteration along defined pathways to scale. The funding and support provide a runway for applicants to grow, while engaging additional partners who will help scale the project beyond DIV support, but for whom more evidence of success and track record are needed. Categories – A & B. Grants available for Category A range from $1.5M to $6M, and Category B awards range from $6M – $15M to implement activities for up to five years.
The DIV model implies an open grant competition supporting the most promising solutions that demonstrate cost-efficiency and the potential to scale up. DIV is supporting teams of young entrepreneurs, world-class development economists, public-private partnerships, international NGOs, and others around the developing world. Teams are implementing scalable and cost-effective development solutions that address problems in maternal health concerns, election transparency, renewable energy, and other sectors in dozens of countries worldwide.

Applicants can be ideally anyone, any sort of organization or institution from any country in the world where USAID operates. It can be a lab in a university, a local organization with deep contextual knowledge, or a passionate entrepreneur. Innovations are expected to eventually scale up through the public sector, the private sector, or in some cases a combination of the two.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. and non-US organizations, individuals, non-profit, and for-profit entities, provided their work is in a country where USAID operates.
  • Applicants must have the potential to deliver great development impacts.
  • Applications can be made at any stage.
  • An applicant can submit unlimited number of unique LOIs; however they can only submit one Letter of Interest at a time for the same idea.

If the letter of intent is selected, applicants will be sent the full application form with submission instructions. The selected full applications will be awarded funding to implement the activities.

For more information, please visit Development Innovation Ventures.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Win Up to €100,000 of the Risk Award to Increase People’s Resilience to Risks and Disasters

Deadline: 1 November 2014
The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Global Risk Forum Davos (GRF) and Munich Re Foundation (MRF) jointly invite individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors, including governmental bodies for Risk Award up to €100,000 to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters. Primary aim of the award is to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. The award may concentrate on population development, water as a resource, and other risk.
Topic: Disaster emergency – Resilience for the most vulnerable.
Ideas involving the people at risk, proposals combining bottom-up approaches with top-down frameworks and projects engaging multi-stakeholder partnerships (different sectors, different sizes, different organizational background, PPPs) are highly encouraged.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors, including governmental bodies.
  • The proposed project should be between 6 months to 2 years.
  • The proposal must address the topic: ‘Disaster Risk Reduction – People-centered, innovative and sustainable’.
  • The proposed project must include an implementation part (action), a proposal solely based on research is not sufficient.
  • The risks must be related to natural, climate change and/or environmental issues.
  • Risks due to social turmoil, war, chemical disasters, and/or political crises will be funded.
  • The RISK Award contribution must have a visible impact within the project.
  • If the whole budget is bigger than the RISK Award it must be clearly visible for what purpose the RISK Award funding will be used.
For more information, please visit About Risk Awards.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Christensen Fund: Financial & Logistical Support for NGOs

Deadline: 30 September 2014
The Christensen Fund accepts pre-proposals during the month of September every year to provide financial and logistical support to indigenous-led and community-based organizations. The Fund provides grants to projects that combine culture and biodiversity. It “embraces the perspective that recognizes the interdependence of cultural and biological integrity and focuses its efforts on that component of diversity which has been recently coined as biocultural – namely the weave of humankind and nature, cultural pluralism and ecological integrity.”
Pre-proposals are accepted for consideration for the these programs:African Rift Valley, Central Asia, Northwest Mexico, Melanesia, Global and SF Bay Area Programs.
The Global Program complements the work of the Regional Programs by addressing key policy and conceptual challenges through linking grassroots stewards and activists with global institutions, thought leaders and policy processes. This is so because there are growing opportunities at the international level for tackling the threats and constraints faced by local communities seeking to maintain their relationships to their land and seascapes. It supports direct representation by traditional custodians in these policy processes and conferences, as well as through new media; alongside the facilitation of collaborations between Indigenous Peoples, local communities and the growing number of scientists, international agency officials, thought leaders and policy specialists who realize the significance of their engagement.
Major Grant Guidelines:
  • Grants within the regional programs are generally directed to organizations based within those regions or, where appropriate, to international organizations working in support of the efforts of people and institutions on the ground.
  • Grant-seeking organizations need to be US 501(c)(3) or a similar not-for-profit organization, government unit, university or museum either in the USA or in another country.
  • Grant size is typically in the $50,000 to $100,000 range over one year or two years, with larger grants for longer periods being available generally by invitation only and to previous grantees.
For more information, visit this link.

Friday, 19 September 2014

The USAID/Bangladesh Innovation for Improving Early Grade Reading activity inviting Concept Papers

Deadline: 7 October 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Bangladesh’s Innovation for Improving Early Grade Reading activity is open for submitting Concept Papers.
The program’s goal is to fund innovations leading to widespread improvements in literacy skills for Bangladeshi students via improved teaching and learning materials, increased local capacity, better trained teachers to develop literacy skills for students, and better education data to support decision-making, transparency, incentives and accountability.
Activities should address one or more of the following problem areas
  1. Poor quality and relevance of curriculum and materials
  2. Inadequate quality of instruction and teachers’ professional development
  3. Large classroom sizes and high pupil to teacher ratios
  4. Lack of parental and community engagement
Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant organizations should have improving learning outcomes by building teacher effectiveness and strengthening classroom and school management.
  • Applicants must be building institutional capacity of local organizations to promote early grade literacy.
  • Applicants must be promoting innovative low cost effective interventions that promote early grade literacy for students.
  • Selected applications will be invited to submit full applications.
For more information, please visit grants.gov and search for funding opportunity SAID-BANGLADESH-APS-388-14-000001.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The CDKN Climate Compatible Development Impact Research Fund of £3.35 million

Deadline: 26 September 2014
The Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is inviting grant proposals from research institutions, universities, private sector organizations, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations entities for the Climate Compatible Development Impact Research Fund (CIRF). Around 8-16 research projects of 12-20 months will be funded. Total estimated budget for this call is up to £3.35 million. Grant request can be made in between £150,000 and £300,000.
Applicants are first required to submit completed expression of interest forms (EOIs) outlining initial concepts and approaches demonstrating eligibility and experience. Research awards are intended to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary collaboration, build capacity and encourage North-South and South-South partnerships.
Thematic Areas
  • Robust national plans for climate compatible development transitions
  • Enabling conditions for urban climate compatible development
  • Climate-related disaster risk management and adaptation
  • Climate Compatible Development and the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus
Note the Key Dates
  • 26 September 2014 – Expression of Interest submission deadline
  • 20 October 2014 – Notification to the shortlisted applicants
  • 14 November 2014 – Full Proposal submission deadline
  • Early December 2014 – Notification of Full proposal
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be legal entities demonstrating an independent in-house capability to undertake and lead research in the field or discipline in which it wishes to be funded.
  • Applicants can be research institutions, universities, private sector organizations, civil society organizations and non-governmental Organizations.
  • Joint proposals from two or more eligible organizations with at least one partner from the developing country are prioritized.
  • Research should relate primarily to developing countries and any country-focused research should include at least one developing country.
  • Proposals must be written in English language.
  • Research projects must clearly show how policy impact will be achieved. Where research is relevant to our existing work as set out in CDKN regional and/ or country program(s), it should also aim to build on that work.
  • Project methodologies must demonstrate academic rigor.
  • Projects should aim to build the capacity of developing country research organizations through collaboration and partnership. South-south or south-north partnerships are highly desirable, as are collaborations that bring together different disciplines and involve practitioners and policy makers.
  • Project outputs must include academic and policy outputs, including open-access, peer-reviewed journal articles, and policy-relevant deliverables such as policy briefs or action plans. All written outputs must be peer reviewed by technical experts for quality assurance purposes and accompanied by a strong dissemination strategy.
  • Projects must demonstrate value for money. This is defined as demonstrating economy, efficiency and effectiveness within the proposed budget.
For more information, please visit CDKN Opportunities.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Aga Khan Foundation Canada invites Research Proposals for Central Asia Health Systems Strengthening (CAHSS) Project 2014

Deadline: 21 September 2014

The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) from the collaborative research teams composed of research agencies from both high income and low and middle income countries along with a local implementing partner actively working within Central Asia for Central Asia Health Systems Strengthening (CAHSS) Project 2014. The CAHSS is a five-year project aiming to strengthen health systems and ultimately improving health outcomes among select remote and rural populations in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyz Republic.

The CAHSS has the following objectives

  1. To contribute to the body of knowledge regarding interventions that contribute to strengthened health systems and improved health status (through production of publications in a variety of media).
  2. To contribute to accessible, policy-relevant knowledge translation (through production of knowledge translation/mobilization products and materials aimed at policy makers, program implementers, donors, etc.).
  3. To build implementation research capacity of partners in LMICs.

To apply for the research grant, the applicant team must be made up of a low-middle income country (LMIC) research partner (research institution, university or other); a Canadian or other high-income country (HIC) research partner (research institution, university or other) and a registered local/ international NGO or CSO (AKDN or non-AKDN) actively implementing activities in project target regions of Pakistan (Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan), Afghanistan (Bamyan, Baghlan, Badakhshan), Tajikistan (Gorno-Badakhshan, Khatlon), and the Kyrgyz Republic (Naryn, Osh, Chong-Alai).

Thematic Areas

  1. eHealth
  2. Community-based Health Financing
  3. Community Engagement in Health Governance

Grant request can be made for up to CAD$200,000. Selected applicants will be called to submit full proposal after evaluation.

Note the Key Dates

  • 21 September 2014 – Letters of Interest (LOI) submission deadline
  • 10 November 2014 – Notification to selected applicants to submit full proposal
  • 15 January 2014 – Full Proposal submission deadline
  • 1 April 2015 – Research implementation will begin
  • 31 January 2017 – Completion of research activities including dissemination and final reporting.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications must be collaborative research teams composed of research agencies from both high income and low and middle income countries.
  • Applicants must comprise of a local implementing partner actively working within Central Asia.
  • Applicant team must include gender expertise and a mix of relevant technical expertise as required by the research area.
  • Research studies must target on one of the three thematic areas stated above.
  • Targeted geographical locations of the research must be select districts in Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan and Tajikistan.
  • Applications must be submitted in English language.

For more information, please visit Request for Research Proposals.
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