Aim and scope

In line with the overall aim of the WEEPI Foundation, calls for proposals are aimed at supporting clinical or implementation research projects seeking to improve the quality of care for people with HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis in the central and eastern European part of the WHO European Region. Eligible projects must focus on at least two of the following aspects:

Eligibility requirements


Organizations/institutions from countries in the central and eastern part of the WHO European Region are eligible to apply. 

Eligible Institutions and Individuals

Public health institutions, universities, university-associated institutes, private and public hospitals, and non-governmental not for profit organizations. 

Applicants must have a permanent employment in the applying eligible institution. Applications must be endorsed by the governing body of the institution. In case the individual(s) who applied for the grant leaves the institution, the grant as well as the responsibility for completing the project remains with the governing body of the institution.

Stage 1 applications

Stage 1 projects must form a relevant contribution to achieving at least two of the aims of the call, especially improving HIV, hepatitis or TB testing and care and reducing barriers to testing. Stage 1 projects will be the basis for applying for a later stage 2 project but must be planned as stand-alone projects. Project duration should not exceed 12 months.

Stage 2 applications

After completion of a stage 1 project phase, institutions/organizations that successfully carried out a stage 1 project will be eligible to apply for a stage 2 project of considerably larger size and impact requirements. The stage 2 projects should build on outcomes, insights and lessons learnt from the stage 1 pilot project. Running time will be up to three years. 

Application form 

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Please download the four templates (Budget, Gantt, Deliverables & Milestones, Risks and Mitigations) and upload the completed versions as PDF in the relevant fields of the application form.