PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CALL IS NO LONGER LIVE. THE DEADLINE FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS WAS 10:00 AM CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME, MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018. WE WILL NOT ADMINISTER LATE OR UNSOLICITED APPLICATIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SPIDER’S DIGITAL HEALTH PROGRAMME. READ MORE ON WWW.SPIDERCENTER.ORG/HEALTH/
SPIDER is calling for project proposals in the thematic area of ICT for Health & Wellbeing. Project proposals should focus on national/local public health priorities.
The deadlines for the call are as follow:
A) Monday 12th March: Concept
A concept note consisting of 1-page summary and a 1-page result chain. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
List of successful Stage A projects will be published on spidercenter.org on 18th April 2018.
B) Wednesday 16th May: Proposal
Please note that only applicants accepted from stage A will be offered to write a full proposal.
Full project application (maximum of 12 pages)
SPIDER welcomes project proposals that contribute to, in part or in full, SPIDER’s Health Programme short-term outcomes:
3.1 Citizens have access to information and health services
3.2 Forums and networks strengthen capacity building of health care professionals, knowledge transfer and cost effective public health initiatives
3.3 Formal and informal health care workers/CSOs use and are aided by ICT in their provision and services and enrich data on public health.
The proposals should present health projects where ICT is an integral part of implementation, whether basic or elaborate. Locally anchored project partners that have shown results in reaching underserved communities and bridging the digital divide will be at an advantage. The proposed project can be a scale up of an ongoing health project that aims to incorporate ICTs for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
SPIDER will be specifically interested in projects catering for prevention of ill health, provision of quality care, treatment and wellbeing of;
- people living with various disabilities,
- women and girls,
- mobile or displaced populations, where capacity building/professional development of health workers is focal. This may include health professionals at all levels and particularly projects which strengthen local systems and regional institutions to carry out their work more efficiently and effectively.
Focus on ICT acheiving results
SPIDER will grant catalytic funds to projects/programmes that use technology tailored to the specific context and are human centred (see Digitalprinciples.org). The technology used may be traditional and/or new, and may consist of a variety of hardware/software. SPIDER encourages the use of Global Goods in digital health. Any software(s) used/developed must be approved for use in the country, be interoperable within the local health systems and (where possible) be open source.
Applicants must show how the project approach has led to previous results/envisioned results in a similar socio-economic setting. SPIDER strongly encourages project partners that operate in networks and/or cross sector collaborations.
Eligibility of Applicants
SPIDER will accept applications from organisations in the following countries:
*reporting to SPIDER will be in English
Burkina Faso*, Democratic Republic of Congo*,Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali*, Mozambique*, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Palestine
Bolivia*, Colombia*, Guatemala*, Cuba*
Financial allocation and project duration
A maximum of 1 million SEK in catalytic funding can be applied for per project. The duration for the projects should not exceed the period of 2018-2019. All project funding will be audited annually and organisations/companies should be prepared to provide transparent and detailed financial records to SPIDER.
All proposals need to adhere to SPIDER’s Criteria for project partners
Rules for the open call – Please note the following
- Applications that exceed the page limit will be rejected.
- Concepts unaccompanied by a result chain/theory of change are considered incomplete
- The application must be written in English
- Font should be Times New Roman (or equivalent), size 10 minimum
- SPIDER will not accept hand-written applications
- The deadline for submission of the application is Monday 12th March 2018 , 10 AM Central European time
- Applications received after the deadline will be rejected
SPIDER requests applicants to send the one-page concept note and a one page result chain/theory of change, together with the following documents:
- An externally audited annual report
- Audit management letter
- The organisation’s proof of registration
Assessment and selection of applications
Applicants should submit a one page note together with a one-page result chain/theory of change along with links to/supporting documents as explained in the rules for open call, no later than 10:00 CET 12th March 2018.
Following review by SPIDER, the list of selected candidates will be notified and their names will be posted on the Health & Wellbeing site on spidercenter.org.
Successful candidates will be asked to submit a full project proposal. SPIDER reserves the right to choose project proposals which are best aligned with our programme goals. Due to high numbers of applications SPIDER is unable to provide comments or give feedback on individual applications.
More information about the call
If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact Edna Soomre, Head of Digital Health Programme – SPIDER. email@example.com
Applications and supporting documents, should be sent to by 10 AM CET Monday 12 March 2018.
SPIDER will not consider applications received after the deadline.
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