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Grants Program » Small Grants Program 2005-2006 

Proposal Guidelines for the Small Grants Program

Please follow these instructions carefully. All organizations must submit a cover form. This includes organizations applying to the Foundation for the first time, as well as those who are current or previous Foundation grantees. Prior to requesting funding, carefully review the funding priorities to determine whether the proposed project falls within the Foundationís current interests.

Cover Form
Please use the online form as cover sheet when submitting your proposal. This form requests information about your organization. The narrative should follow the narrative guidelines (see below) and include the project background and rationale, goals and objectives, design and implementation plan, monitoring and evaluation, organizational capacity, and budget. We require that all proposals be submitted in English.

Proposal Narrative
Please follow the instructions below, limiting your narrative to 10 pages or less. Please use 12-pt font and 1-inch margins; include your organizationís name, the date and the page number in the in the header on each page.

Background and Rationale
Clearly articulate the problem you are addressing, including the scope, history, and causes of the problem. Describe how your project relates to the broader context of ongoing activities in the field and how your proposed solution will impact the health problem. If applicable, tell how your project can be applied or adapted to future initiatives.

Goals and Objectives
Describe the goal including how your project relates to the Foundationís identified lines of work. Describe the measurable objectives to be accomplished during the project period and how they will contribute to the overall achievement of the goal and expected health outcomes.

Project Design and Implementation Plan
Describe the program design and major activities to achieve the stated objectives. Specify the geographic area(s) where the project will take place. Explain factors that could inhibit the success of your proposed activities and how these will be overcome. Describe how project activities will be sustained, or transitioned to other sources of support, at the end of the proposed project period.

Monitoring and Evaluation
Describe your plans to monitor the project and identify the specific outcomes and indicators that will be used to define progress and success during your project period.

Organizational Capacity
Briefly describe your organizationís history, mission, structure, and activities in developing countries. What is the comparative advantage you bring to the accomplishment of the proposed activities? Attach a CV or biographical sketch for the project leader.

Provide a project budget by major activities, expressed in US dollars. If appropriate, please indicate whether support (in-kind or financial) is being provided for this project by other organizations, and indicate the amount and source. Is the project sustainable beyond the term of PAHEF funding? Please describe.

Ethics Research Requirement
Funds will not be disbursed until the investigator submits a letter of approval from an Institutional Ethics Review Board in the country or countries where the research is to take place or where the participating institutions are located. Investigators will be notified as early as possible of the likelihood of an award and asked to proceed immediately to obtain ethics approval.

The Foundation will be unable to respond to individual correspondence. Please do not write or call.

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