Regional Health Partnerships - Call for Proposals

Regional Health Partnerships CallDFAT is now welcoming proposals for Regional Health Partnerships for the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

The pandemic’s impacts on health service delivery – including routine immunisation and sexual and reproductive health services – have been severe. In many cases progress in the fight against communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been reversed. At the same time, there are opportunities to build on investments made during the acute phase of the pandemic.

In response to the priorities of partner countries, DFAT is inviting proposals through this open and competitive call to address communicable and non-communicable disease control. This includes activities focused on strengthening capacity to prevent, prepare and respond to infectious disease threats; prevention, detection and early treatment of NCDs; health promotion, and mental health and suicide prevention. DFAT is inviting proposals which will target and directly pursue gender equality and disability inclusive outcomes, in addition to projects which will support the engagement of Australian First Nations people in the delivery of activities.

This call for proposals is also a mechanism through which to apply for funding under the 10% "Set Aside" within Australia's contribution to the 7th replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (2024 to 2026). Proposals which focus on HIV, TB, malaria and health system strengthening, and which support Global Fund grants and objectives, will be considered as potential Global Fund Set Aside activities.

Detailed information on DFAT requirements, assessment process, key dates and guidance to support applications can be found in Key Documents below. Please ensure you read all documents before drafting your proposal. We encourage all applicants to monitor this webpage regularly, including monitoring additions to frequently asked questions (FAQs). 

Please note that some issues in the information session have been clarified in the Frequently Asked Questions. Updated Guidelines were also reissued on 16 March 2023 to accommodate a revised program logic. Please regularly check this website for the latest advice and updates before submitting applications. 

Key Dates for Regional Health Partnerships
Event Date
Call for proposals open 23 February 2023 5pm AEDT
Registration to attend Applicant Briefing 1 March 2023 5pm AEDT
Applicant Briefing Virtual briefing: 2 March, 10am-12pm AEDT 
Prospective applicants allowed to submit additional questions 23 March 2023, 5pm AEDT
DFAT answers to open questions published along with questions 30 March 2023, 5pm AEDT
Proposal submission deadline 20 April 2023, COB 5pm AEST






Key Documents for Regional Health Partnerships
Word and other Formats PDF Format
Regional Health Partnerships Invitation (Word, 60KB) Regional Health Partnerships Invitation (PDF, 148KB)
Regional Health Partnerships - Application Guidelines - Updated 15 March 2023 (Word, 119KB)

Regional Health Partnerships - Application Guidelines - Updated 15 March 2023 (PDF, 347MB)

Program Logic - Updated 15 March (PPTX, 73KB) Program Logic - Updated 15 March (PDF, 1.3MB)
Budget Template (XSLX, 60KB)  
GEDSI and First Nations Engagement Guidance Note (Word, 150KB) GEDSI and First Nations Engagement Guidance Note (PDF, 351KB)
One Health Guidance Note (Word, 150KB) One Health Guidance Note (PDF, 137KB)
Climate Guidance Note (Word, 500KB) Climate Guidance Note (PDF, 500KB)
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Guidance Note (Word, 1.3MB) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Guidance Note (PDF, 1.3MB)
Consultations on Regional Health Programming Priorities - Summary (Word, 123KB) Consultations on Regional Health Programming Priorities - Summary (PDF, 229KB)
Sample DFAT standard Agreement complex - template (Word, 139.25 KB)



Regional Health Partnerships Information Session Recording

Information Session Transcripts & FAQs
Word and other Formats PDF Format
Info Session Transcript (Word, 337KB) Info Session Transcript (PDF, 346KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (Last updated 15 March 2023) (Word, 219KB) Frequently Asked Questions (Last updated 15 March 2023) (PDF, 137KB)

Proposals must be submitted through the SmartyGrants electronic platform by Friday 20 April 2023 by 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).


If you require alternative accessible versions of any of the documentation or wish to submit a question, please email the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security.