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Make a project proposal

We fund development projects that complement those financed by the Global Fund, and address priority issues: intervention projects and operational research projects. These projects must reflect relevant partnerships comprising international and local organizations, and advocate for project ownership by the beneficiary.

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All Global Fund-funded program stakeholders in L'Initiative eligible countries through:

  • National applications submitted by recipient country organizations:
    • Country Coordinating Mechanisms(CCMs)
    • Principal Recipients, Sub-Recipients and Sub-Sub-Recipients of the Global Fund
    • National pandemic control programs
    • Government agencies
    • Civil society actors
  • Regional applications by a single applicant organization (CCM, for example).


  • Grants are awarded for a period of 24 to 36 months.


  • Grants are awarded through dedicated competitive calls for proposals.
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How to make a project proposal?

Intervention projects

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Intervention projects follow a two-stage process and for operational research projects, it is a one-stage process.

Stage 1 - January-May: Submit letter of intent

  • January: Publication of the calls on L'Initiative's website
  • January to february: Development phase for letters of intent
  • End of february: Letters of intent received
  • March: Checking eligibility of letters of intent
  • March to april: Preselection of letters of intent.

Stage 2 - June-December: Proposal development

  • May to July: Development phase of full projects for pre-selected letters of intent
  • July to August: Notification of full projects
  • September to october: Selection of full projects by the selection committee
  • November: Final selection of full projects after conditions set by the committee have been applied (if applicable)
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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 pre-selected applicants will receive the documents to submit full applications. Full applications will be reviewed and will then be presented to the pre-selection committee in July 2020.

Each year, two calls for operational research proposals are published by the Initiative :

First call :

  • December N-1: Call for projects published
  • February N: Submission of letters of intent - Phase 1
  • March N: Selection of letters of intent
  • May N:Submission of full projects - phase 2
  • July N: Final selection of the first call.

Full projects that are not selected in the present call but that the selection committee recommends for resubmission, can be submitted in phase 2 of the second call. They will have to take into account the selection committee's comments and recommendations.

Second call :

  • April N: Call for projects published
  • May N: Submission of letters of intent - Phase 1
  • July N: Selection of letters of intent
  • September N: Submission of full projects - phase 2
  • December N: Final selection of the second call.
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