Request for Proposals 2013

The closure date for submission of proposals passed on 22 July 2013 at 12:00 CET.

Applications received after this deadline will not be taken into consideration. There currently is no set date for a future Request for Proposal (RFP).

Funding priorities

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) funds global and regional networks with a positive funding bias towards proposals submitted by consortia of networks, followed by global and regional networks. Regional networks are encouraged to form or join a consortium for a joint application. RCNF is likely to fund larger consortia or networks in a variety of sectors, rather than a broad selection of networks in many sectors.

Proven track record

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) prioritizes funding for networks that have a proven track record in working towards the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) outcomes. New and emerging networks are recommended to apply for funding when they fill a gap in the global HIV response, and when submitting an application in a consortium with other global and/or regional networks with a proven track record. RCNF prioritizes networks that stimulate open, enabling coordinated action and dialogue within the network membership. The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) is unlikely to fund professional associations, project consortia, or groups of individuals as “networks” if they do not fulfill these characteristics.

No funding priorities for previous grantees

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) does not prioritize proposals by previous grantees. All applications will be reviewed competitively, according to the definitions and funding priorities set by the Request for Proposals (RFP). A new application is weighed together with the interim reporting results, achieved during the previous year of funding. Grantees of the the previous funding round are encouraged to form or join a consortium for a joint application.

Click here to read the full request for proposals.

Acknowledgement form Request for Proposals 2013

Through the “RFP Acknowledgement Form 2013” applicants could confirm their intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications were directed. This acknowledgement was not a requirement to submit a proposal, but enabled RCNF to better identify potential applicants, and communicate with them. If a new consortium submitted an acknowledgement of its intention to submit an application, and the collaboration did not work out, the networks (or group of networks) involved were still allowed to submit an application without giving notice.

All information is treated confidentially. Please check the information security protocol of the organisation responsible for the online application form on their website.

Application form Request for Proposal 2013

During the Request for Proposal 2013 applicants could fill out an online application form and an  activity framework. These forms are not to be filled out now as the funding round closed on 22 July 2013.

Questions and clarifications

A prospective applicant requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) via e-mail:

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