We expect to receive more applications than we are able to fund. We do not set deadlines for applications. You can apply for a grant at any time. If you are thinking of making an application, please follow these guidelines.
What RUSH Does and Does Not Fund
RUSH funds innovation in HIV in sub Saharan Africa.
We fund pilots or very early stage projects.
We co-create with our grantees, but, as a rule, we do not co-sponsor.
We do not fund existing research or projects, no matter how ‘innovative’.
We do not provide ‘fill the gap funding’ alongside other funding partners.
We do not scale-up innovative ideas.
We do not fund individuals, only organisations or communities that approach us with unprecedented, untested, ground-breaking ideas for projects or research.
Read about RUSH, and look at our current grants and research funding.
Ensure that your application is only for unprecedented research or an innovative, on-the-ground project.
Make your application clear and concise and no more than one page long.
Demonstrate a clear need for assistance.
Outline how your project or research fits with RUSH’s objective of funding fast, effective funding for innovative, disruptive ideas to address the pandemic and its social effects.
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