Deadline: 1 February 2017
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are seeking applications for its “Bloomberg Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program” to support projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.
Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use.
Priority will be given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, policies at the national or sub-national level (e.g. provinces, states), including (but not restricted to):
- Tax and price measures, including illicit trade policy in relation to taxation.
- Direct and indirect advertising bans (including promotion and sponsorship)
- Establishment of smoke-free legislation for public places and workplaces
- Policies for graphic warning labels on tobacco products
- FCTC Article 5.3 policy (this must be in association with strengthening MPOWER policies).
- Proposals can be submitted for grants from US$50,000 up to US$350,000 per year.
- Short-term, one-year and two-year project proposals will be considered.
Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in eligible countries can apply for grants.
- Governmental organizations include, but are not limited to, national Ministries, state/provincial authorities and affiliate offices.
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with relevant advocacy experience aimed at changing or implementing policies including but not limited to civil society organizations, educational institutions (for example universities) and independent policy institutions (‘think tanks’).
- Applicants must be recognized legal registered entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds and assuming legal and financial obligations.
- NGO applicants cannot be the recipients of financial support from any tobacco product manufacturer or the parent, subsidiary or affiliate of a tobacco product manufacturer.
The grants program does not fund individuals.
How to Apply
Applicants should first submit a short “Project Idea” using the online system given on the website.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. People’s Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu Venezuela, RB, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Note: While applications can be submitted by all low- and middle-income countries (as categorized by the World Bank), the Initiative places a priority on countries with the greatest number of tobacco users. These are: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brazil, Ukraine, Mexico.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.