Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH: Call for proposals

TB REACH initiative is now accepting applications to fund innovative approaches and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to improve treatment success rates.

Scope of this call for proposals
TB REACH will continue to fund innovative ideas proposed by applicants. Funding will be provided to first evaluate the impact of innovative ideas and once impact has been demonstrated, to then set these ideas on a path to transition from TB REACH funding to longer term support and scale up through domestic or other resources.

TB REACH is expecting funding requests from eligible countries (incl. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekhistan from EECA) for activities or interventions that fit under the following categories:

  • Improving detection, linkage to treatment and reporting of TB
  • Improving treatment adherence and outcomes
  • Special Funding:  Developing innovative resources and materials to aide service delivery

A proposal’s scope of work and requested funding should be part of one of the following types:

  • Type 1:  Proof of Concept (up to US$ 400,000)
  • Type 2:  Focus on Scalability (up to US$ 1,000,000)
  • Type 3:  Scale Up & Sustainability (invitation only in Wave 5)
  • Special Funding:  Product Innovation (up to US$ 150,000)

More information about the call for proposals can be found on the Stop TB Partnership website.

Application Process
TB REACH uses a two-step application process.

  1. Interested organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) which focuses on organizational capacity to implement, the organization’s track record for fast-track delivery, a description of the innovative activities. LOIs will be reviewed by an independent Proposal Review Committee.
  2. Successful LOI applicants will then be invited to submit a more detailed Full Proposal, between early October and mid-November 2016. TB REACH hopes to announce final funding decisions in mid-December 2016.

An overview of the TB REACH application process and timeline can be accessed here.

The application submission deadline is 05 September 2016 at 23:59 Central European Time (CET).