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Gavi has now opened its 2015 round of applications for New Vaccine Support (NVS) and Health System Strengthening (HSS) support.

Materials are available to guide the preparation of submissions for 2015.

Application Materials:

The document entitled, General Guidelines for Expressions of Interest for All Types of Gavi Support in 2015 offers an introduction to the principles, policies and processes that are applicable for Gavi support. Supplementary vaccine-specific guidance is included in the application materials. These guidelines provide important details on the application process, requirements and key considerations specific to each type of Gavi supported vaccine. The guidelines have been updated to include vaccine-specific changes including requirements for campaigns where applicable. The Supplementary HSS Guidelines provide step-by-step guidance on applying for cash based support from Gavi.

Application Submission:

As outlined in the timelines table below, countries are not required to submit an Expression of Interest for the January window in 2015. Please note, country applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so if a country misses a cut-off date, the application will be reviewed by the subsequent Independent Review Committee (IRC).

Timelines for 2015:

Application types  

Latest date for submission of Expression of Interest  

Latest date for submission of Application  

Application review dates (Independent Review Committee)  

Gavi CEO or Executive Committee / Board decision  

New requests, for any type of Gavi support

Not applicable

25 January 2015

16-27 March 2015

June 2015

New requests and resubmissions for IPV support, and specific types of HSS support*

Not applicable

1 May 2015

22-26 June 2015

September 2015

New requests, for any type of Gavi support (excluding IPV)

8 May 2015

8 September 2015

6-20 November 2015

Early March 2016

*This new round will be open for the following types of support:

  1. Inactivated Polio Vaccine: 
    • Resubmissions or new requests in exceptional circumstances (see below) for Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) support;
  1. The following types of HSS proposals:
    • The country will have a gap in its HSS funding if it has to wait until the last IRC round in 2015 to apply; 
    • The country has earlier received a recommendation of resubmission from the IRC for its HSS proposal and is reverting with a revised proposal;
    • The country’s HSS proposal was screened out during the pre-IRC screening process in an earlier round and is reverting with a revised proposal.

For IPV: In light of the Polio Endgame objective of introducing IPV by the end of 2015, countries are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible and ideally by the 25 January 2015 cut-off date to allow sufficient time for preparatory activities and supply planning. Please note that applications submitted by the 1 May 2015 cut-off date will require an accelerated implementation plan as the Vaccine Introduction Grant will likely not be disbursed until September 2015 at the earliest.

Gavi Application materials in 2015

New Vaccine Support in 2015

Supplementary vaccine specific guidelines:  

Application materials for Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV):  

When applying for IPV, the following documents must be carefully considered and completed as appropriate, as well as other mandatory requirements as listed in section 2.1 of the guidelines. These include the latest version of the EVM and cMYP. The completed application documents must be submitted electronically to the Gavi Secretariat at by the application deadline.

Please note that emails must be no more than 5MB in total. If the documents are larger than this, they should be submitted in multiple emails. If no confirmation email is received within two days of submitting the application, the country should follow up with Gavi to ensure that the application has been received on time.

Application materials for HPV vaccination demonstration programme:  

Health System Strengthening Support in 2015

Application materials for Health system strengthening support:  

Who to contact

Requests for information on Gavi support can be addressed directly to your Gavi Senior Country Manager.

Questions concerning the following submissions may be sent via email:

Applications for New Vaccines Support:  

Applications for Health Systems Strengthening:  

Annual Progress Reports:  

73 countries

Gavi support is available to the 73 poorest countries in the world. By the end of 2013, 22 countries were projected to graduate from Gavi’s support by 2020.


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