Grants and funding

Grants and funding

Aidsfonds is a relatively small private foundation in the global AIDS response. It emphasises innovative projects where its engagement and impact can best be leveraged. Aidsfonds focuses especially on groups that have the greatest support needs, but which receive the least support.

 Thus, when choosing partners, community organisations and organisations of PLHIV and other vulnerable groups are preferred above other recipient entities (who may have more funding opportunities). Aidsfonds has adopted the GIPA principle, which means that PLHIV should be involved at every level of decision-making, including the conceptualisation, development and implementation of projects supported by Aidsfonds.

Aidsfonds funding is distributed via assessment procedures following calls for proposals on specific themes, often with a regional focus.

Any funding possibilities will be published here.

Call for Applications on Emergencies threatening HIV service provision to key populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Aidsfonds and AFEW International announce their call for applications for emergency grants in the framework of the Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Organisations from 10 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia can receive small grants with a maximum amount of €5.000,- per grant. With these small grants Aidsfonds and AFEW International will support organisations representing key populations in surviving in difficult situations that they face due to legal barriers, stigma and discrimination, financial challenges, and political restrictions. Support will be given to organisations carrying out activities that ensure access to HIV prevention, treatment and/or services for key populations, or projects protecting the human rights of key populations.

Organisations that meet the criteria are invited to apply for a small grant. The online application portal will be open from the 1st of December, 2018. Applications can be submitted on an on-going basis and the first grants will be awarded in January 2019.

You can download the complete call in English here and in Russian here. Please apply online here.
An example of the application form can be found here (English) and here (Russian).

Please address any questions to


Public-Private Partnership Call for Scientific Research towards HIV-Cure

Together we can reach a cure!

Finding a cure is possible but cannot be done alone nor in isolation. Therefore Aidsfonds and Health~Holland  are combining their efforts to accelerate research aiming at HIV Cure. With this call we mobilise two million euro for HIV Cure research. We call on researchers and private parties, such as bio-technology companies, medical devises companies, medical technology enterprises, ICT/ data analysis enterprises and pharmaceutical companies to apply for this call.

What are we looking for

We are looking for high quality research projects which will significantly contribute to a cure for people living with HIV. Projects should be a complementary and effective collaboration in a consortium consisting of at least one Dutch public knowledge institute and at least two private enterprises. International collaboration with research institutes or private enterprises are welcome. The applicant (project leader) must work for a widely recognised Dutch institute for scientific research, and should be a PhD scientist in the relevant discipline.

What you can apply for

In this call applicants can apply for scientific research grants for public-private partnerships aiming at HIV cure. A maximum project budget of €2.000.000 can be submitted, lower budgets are welcome too. Depending on the type of research this will result in maximum €1.200.000 PPP allowance and €100.000 Aidsfonds contribution for the research institute. Co-funding from private parties and research institutes are mandatory. With the funds available two Public Private Projects can be funded.

How to apply

Research proposals for the 2018 grants round need to be submitted via the online application form. Please find an example of the Application Form here.


General information                           

Submittal deadline: December 11, 2018 12:00 (noon) CET

Expected date deadline rebuttal: Mid-January / February 2019

Expected date of decision: April 2019

Start date project: Before September 1-st 2019

Project budget including co-financing: Maximum of € 2.000.000,-

Project duration: Maximum of 3 years  (preferably 2 years)



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