The Fund will issue its Round 5 "Call for Proposals" on March 17, as previously reported. On that date the new Proposal Form and the accompanying Guidelines for Proposals will be published at the Fund's web site. Completed applications must be delivered to the Fund by June 10, and the board will make its decisions at the end of September. Further details, including a draft version of the Guidelines, are available at www.theglobalfund.org/en/apply/call.
Immediately after the Call for Proposals, Aidspan, publisher of Global Fund Observer, will publish "The Aidspan Guide to Round 5 Applications to the Global Fund." This will include a chapter on lessons learned from the TRP's comments on Round 3 and Round 4 applications, and a chapter providing step-by-step advice for filling out the application form. The Guide will be announced in GFO, and will be available at www.aidspan.org/guides.