Friends Africa is offeringtechnical assistance for the development of Round 10 proposals, through itsTechnical Assistance Hub. Friends Africa is a pan-African organization whichmobilises support for the Global Fund.
When preparing their proposals for Round 10, applicants will need to work closely with community
organisations and actors to identify which community system strengthening interventions need to be funded. This is one of the key messages contained in "Community Systems Strengthening Framework," an 81-page document released by the Global Fund when it released its Round 10 documents on 20 May 2010.
The Technical Review Panel (TRP) has been provided with a "gender criteria checklist" for use in reviewing Round 10 proposals. The checklist, which was prepared by the Global Fund's gender equality unit, is designed to help the TRP assess the gender-related components of submitted proposals.
The English version of Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 10 Applications to the Global Fund" is now available at www.aidspan.org/guides. "Volume 2 - The Applications Process and Proposal Form" contains details on the Round 10 applications process and provides guidance on filling out the proposal form.
Failure to comply with any of the eligibility requirements may lead to a Round 10 proposal being categorised as ineligible by the Global Fund Secretariat. Ineligible proposals will not be forwarded to the Technical Review Panel (TRP) for review.
The Global Fund has produced 17 information notes to assist Round 10 applicants.
Twelve of the Information Notes are new for Round 10. The following is a list of these documents, with brief explanations of the contents:
Volume 2 of <i>"The Aidspan Guide to Round 10Applications"</i> Will Be Available Very Shortly
Aidspan will issue the English version of Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 10 Applications to the Global Fund" within the next few days. French-, Spanish- and Russian-language versions should be available about two weeks after that.
The Global Fund's 10th round of funding was launched yesterday (20 May 2010). Applications must be submitted by 20 August 2010. Thus, applicants will have three months to prepare their proposals, one month less than in recent rounds.
Wave 2 of the National Strategy Application (NSA) funding channel will probably involve joint assessments of national disease strategies rather than just assessment by the Global Fund, but the form that these assessments will take is not yet decided.
French-, Spanish- and Russian-language versions of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 10 Applications to the Global Fund - Volume 1: Getting a Head Start" are now available at www.aidspan.org/guides. The English version was posted earlier. For a description of the contents of this guide, see GFO 121 at www.aidspan.org/gfo.