Optimizing Global Fund proposals to promote women's and children's health

Round 11 call for proposals

Women and children bear a heavy burden of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, which interact with and exacerbate other reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) problems. Over two million women and children die every year from AIDS, TB and malaria AIDS and malaria cause 10% of all deaths in children under the age of five, and are associated with around 20% of maternal deaths worldwide.

Changes to deadline & process

OCTOBER 2011 - The Global Fund Round 11 Call for Proposals is presently open. However, the Global Fund website states that due to uncertainties in the amount of financing which is expected to be available to fund Round 11, the Board has agreed to: “delay the closing date for Round 11 proposals from 15 December 2011 to at least 1st March 2012....Applicants are therefore informed that the application, renewal and / or approval processes for new and existing grants are liable to change.” The website states that further decisions regarding Round 11 will be posted on the website following the 25th Board Meeting on 21-22 November 2011 and no later than 1 December 2011. See also

At its 23rd meeting, the Board approved a new policy on eligibility criteria, counterpart financing requirements, and prioritization of proposals for funding from the Global Fund (GF/B23/DP23). The new policy (GF/B23/14 Attachment 1) is now available for download as presented to the Board by the Joint Policy and Strategy/Portfolio and Implementation Committee. This new policy shall apply to Round 11, the Second Wave of National Strategy Applications (NSA), the Health Systems Funding Platform (HSFP) pilot and future funding opportunities. An information note on Eligibility, Counterpart Financing and Prioritization and the list of eligible applicants for all funding channels in 2011 are now available for download.