The Global Road Safety Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Round 17 Call for Proposals under the Road Safety Grants Program. In Round 17, GRSP will accept applications for advocacy to strengthen road user policies as well as vehicle safety standards in eligible countries.
Which countries are eligible to apply?
- Applications addressing national level road safety policy reform and/or its implementation with comprehensive provisions on road user behavioral risk factors will be accepted from Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Uganda, and Vietnam.
- Applications addressing national level vehicle safety regulations reform and/or vehicle safety regulations implementation will only be accepted from Colombia and Mexico.
Proposals can be submitted for grants up to a maximum amount of 120,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for a project of no more than 24 months.
Governmental and non-governmental organizations in the nominated countries can apply for Road Safety Grants Program within the following parameters:
- Governmental organizations with relevant authority over road safety policy and/or its implementation. Road police and military agencies are not eligible to apply.
- Non-governmental organizations (including but not limited to civil society organizations and educational institutions) with relevant advocacy experience on policy reform and/or its implementation.
- Applicants must be registered legal entities in the country of project delivery, capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds, and assuming legal and financial obligations.
- Similarly, applicants cannot be recipients of financial support from alcohol, firearms, pornography, or tobacco industries.
- The Road Safety Grants Programme does not fund individuals.
- If the candidate is a current grantee organization; s/he must discuss the development of a Concept Note with his/her focal person in GRSP.
- Organizations from eligible countries will have the submit application on the online portal. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 8 June 2020, at 14:00 Central European Time (CET).
- Applicant organizations may submit more than one concept note. However, duplicate proposals will be deemed ineligible.
- Moreover, an international panel of experts and members of an advisory working group will review concept notes. They will be scored on their potential to reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries, project design, and applicant organization capacity.
- Progression to the full proposal is by invitation only. Furthermore, candidates will be informed if their concept note has been selected for advancement by 3 July 2020.
See the full announcement here.