Guidelines for Grant Applications

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.

Before applying:

  • 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.

When applying:

  • 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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