Announcing a new funding opportunity through TogetHER’s Cervical Cancer Grants Program

When we talk about investing to end cervical cancer, we’re often referring to the mobilization of resources to build capacity and procure the necessary supplies to scale up what we know works: HPV vaccination, cervical screening and early treatment for cervical disease.

Translating these massive – and essential – investments to lives saved is no small feat, especially when programs are introducing newer, more effective and efficient health technologies and strategies. Successfully implementing such programs in low-resource settings requires building demand for new cervical cancer prevention approaches, while meeting that demand by training and equipping teams with these new technologies.

TogetHER’s Cervical Cancer Grants Program targets projects that address barriers to access and boost demand for these lifesaving interventions. We recognize that relatively small investments can have an outsized impact — by reaching more girls and women, and by demonstrating the effectiveness of new tools and strategies. Such investments create a foundation for accelerating scale-up of effective programs.

Today, we’re thrilled to begin accepting submissions for our third round of funding since launching the Cervical Cancer Grants Program in 2019. We’re accepting applications via two tracks:

  • Track 1 aims to improve demand-side interventions to increase uptake of all cervical cancer prevention services.
  • Track 2 aims to support supply-side interventions to accelerate adoption of improved technologies in cervical cancer prevention.

Each track will award a single grant not to exceed $30,000 USD and will be targeted to LMICs, particularly those with high cervical cancer disease burden. Program applicants should clearly state to which track they are applying. Activities that can demonstrate catalytic, systemic improvements for cervical cancer prevention will be prioritized. Given the limited grant size, funding from Cervical Cancer Grants Program should be used to complement existing funding for vaccination, or screening and treatment programs.

The Request for Proposals – including specific information on the types of programs funded, eligibility, requirements, and more can be found here.

Questions regarding the RFP will be accepted until Monday, January 23rd, 2023. Submitted questions – and responses to those questions – will be made available by Friday, January 27th.

Proposals should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 6:00 pm US Eastern Time on Friday, February 3rd. More about the Program and the submission process here; the Request for Proposals itself can be viewed here.