AIDSpan Guide to applying to the Global Fund

This article originally appeared in HIV & AIDS treatment in practice, an email newsletter for healthcare workers and community-based organisations in resource-limited settings published by NAM between 2003 and 2014.

The Aidspan Guide to Applying to the Global Fund was published earlier this month. It is accessible at, where the "Aidspan Guide to Obtaining Global Fund-Related Technical Assistance" is already available.

Chapter 1 includes sections on "Are you an Eligible Applicant?", "Are you Ready to Apply?", "Some Key Concepts to be Used in all Applications", and "Some Warnings." Chapter 2, which is based on an analysis of TRP comments, reviews the most common strengths and weaknesses of proposals submitted to the Global Fund in Round 3. Finally, Chapter 3 consists of a step-by-step guide to filling out the proposal form.

Chapter 3 includes an up-to-the-minute evaluation of the different methods whereby applicants can send their application data to the Global Fund. (One week ago, GFO commented on some technical problems that users of the online version of the application form were encountering.)