Request for Applications: Expanding Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventive Therapy (CCS&PT) through Introducing New Technologies and Integrating with Voluntary Family Planning, Due December 11, 2018

3 November, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please see below information about a recently released RFA.

Expanding Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventive Therapy (CCS&PT) through Introducing New Technologies and Integrating with Voluntary Family Planning [http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/peerccspt/index.htm]. The program is being implemented at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine with funding provided by USAID.

Projects supported should include service delivery of CCS&PT integrated with voluntary family planning, as well as implementation research, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation. Proposals must be submitted by partnerships involving at least three members: (1) a U.S. academic institution or NGO that is the prime recipient of HHS/NIH funding and has a current history of working in Mozambique and/or Malawi or demonstrate a substantial understanding of implementing CCS&PT and voluntary family planning programming in the region; (2) an academic institution or NGO in Malawi or Mozambique with demonstrated expertise in health-related research; and (3) an implementing organization (U.S., international, or local) that has demonstrated strong experience in delivering both voluntary family planning and CCS&PT interventions in LMICs in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that a maximum of U.S. $5.1 million in funding will be awarded for a project in each of the two partner countries, Malawi and Mozambique, for a total of $10.2 million overall.

The application deadline is December 11, 2018. Interested applicants can find the full RFA and a link to the online proposal submission template on the program website at http://www.nas.edu/peerccspt. Early next week the site will also include a link where people can register for informational webinars on November 15.

All proposal submissions must be submitted through the PEER online platform. In addition, applicants are also kindly requested to send an e-mail stating their intent to apply to peer@nas.edu, with the subject line “Intent to Apply: PEER Cervical Cancer,” by November 27, 2018

Applicants should direct all questions or comments on the PEER/Building Capacity for Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment of Precancerous Lesions through Innovative Approaches program or RFA to the U.S. National Academies peer@nas.edu

Thank you,

Ados V. May, MPA | IBP Initiative Secretariat | Senior Technical Advisor

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