Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 8/24/2022

RADIAN Unmet Need Fund

The global community now has the tools to meaningfully address new HIV infections; however, HIV is on the rise in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).

To address the challenges in EECA and ensure no one is left behind in the global effort to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Gilead Sciences have partnered together in a ground-breaking initiative called RADIAN. RADIAN aims to meaningfully address new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in EECA through focussed action, investment and resourcing to improve the quality of prevention and care for people at risk of or living with HIV in the region.

The Fund is looking to support sustainable, evidence-informed interventions that address the most significant and urgent unmet needs of Key Populations and people living with HIV. Supported interventions will measurably improve HIV-related outcomes; reduce stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with or most at risk of HIV; and document and disseminate learnings and results to help other cities, regions, and countries across EECA to end their HIV epidemic.

Applicants can apply for projects lasting up to 24 months. Programmes may be implemented in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.

 no more than Applicants with more than one project idea may submit multiple Concept Notes. Please note each idea requires a separate Concept Note and applicants may submit two Concept Notes.


  • Duke Internal: Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.
  • Deadline for Concept Notes: Sep. 13, 2022
Eligibility Requirements

We encourage applications from non-profit, academic and research organisations. Ineligible entities include individuals and governments.

Amount Description

Each application can request up to $1,500,000 USD. The Foundation will assess each application’s budget in relation to the proposed results. Unmet Need grants are open to supporting all costs that are justified in relation to achieving project objectives. Grant funds cannot be used to purchase or procure essential medicines (e.g. antiretroviral therapy) or to pay government employee salaries.

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

o General information about your project: Project country; project cost; project duration; non-Duke partner organizations.

o Executive Summary: Please provide a brief summary of what your project will be achieving and how. What are the main expected results and activities of your project? (150 words)

Please note that that there is a required ‘provisional budget’ so those selected to move forward with submitting a full concept note will need to allow time for ORS/ORA review.

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/sl/r9Gwfh 

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials: https://www.ctsi.duke.edu/myresearchproposal

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