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Launch of the three 2022 calls for proposals

Published date : 01 12 2021
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The three 2022 calls for projects of L’Initiative are published. Find here all the information and procedures to submit your project proposal. The deadline for submission is January 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Paris time).

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For 2022, L'Initiative is launching three complementary but separate calls for proposals:

(Click on the image to find each call for projects)


Appel à projets "Renforcement des systèmes de santé"


Appel à projets "Populations vulnérables" 2022


Appel à projets "Recherche opérationnelle" 2022


Project calls calendar

The project selection process has two phases.

During phase 1, projects will be pre-selected based on the letters of intent. During phase 2, only the preselected projects lead applicant will receive the standard submission documents for complete projects. These complete project proposals will be assessed and then presented to the Preselection Committee in October 2022.

All proposal documents must be uploaded to the Expertise France Cloud by 12 noon on 24 January 2022 (Paris time - UTC + 1) (date and time of upload as proof).

Calendrier de l'appel à projets 2022

Lead applicants must request a Cloud access link between December 8, 2021 and January 19, 2022

Project applicants must apply for a cloud access link between December 8, 2021 and January 19, 2022 via the procedure indicated in the call for proposals regulations. Access link requests sent after January 19th will not be accepted.

The Cloud will be open for uploading proposal files until January 24, 2022 at 12:00 (UTC+1).


Throughout the opening period of the calls for projects, project applicants have the possibility to ask all the questions related to these calls. These questions must be submitted no later than January 17, 2022 at 12:00 (UTC+1).

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Financing projects is one of L’Initiative’s two main means of support. The projects not only tackle priority problems but also test targeted, flexible and innovative responses to the pandemics. Ultimately, these projects can deeply influence national strategies and Global Fund programs.

L’Initiative’s financial support is divided between intervention and operational research projects which are funded through calls for proposals.

Solving global challenges and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Building our partners’ skills and scaling up their programs lie at the core of L’Initiative’s funding strategy. That’s why it primarily supports medium- term projects that aim to enrich national and local health stakeholders. These financing opportunities enable L’Initiative to guide the evolution of public health practices and policies that respect the various national contexts and the needs of multiple stakeholders (including civil society organizations, research institutions and universities, national programs, and Health ministries).

Innovating to strengthen health systems

Operational research projects aim to develop targeted, adaptive and innovative approaches. They also serve to identify and test programs which, should they succeed in demonstrating their effectiveness, may be scaled up through the cooperation of national strategies and Global Fund grants.

Enhancing support to francophone countries

Among eligible countries for support from L'Initiative are the 19 priority countries for Official Development Assistance from France and some other francophone countries. L'Initiative's recent developments further demonstrate its catalytic effect, through building the capacity of health and civil society actors, improving institutional, political and social frameworks, and supporting innovative approaches to respond to pandemics.