Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Government

04/24/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/23/2019 23:26

Request for Activity Proposals under the Pacific Infectious Disease Prevention (PIDP) Program

The Australian Government, through the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security (CHS) within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is requesting Activity Proposals for partnership grants under the Pacific Infectious Disease Prevention (PIDP) program.

The PIDP Program is a component of the $300 million, five-year Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region managed by CHS.

Total funding allocated to the PIDP program is $25 million over three years from July 2019 to June 2022.

This request is for Activity Proposals to address health security issues in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and priority Pacific island countries (any of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands and Niue).

Please review the PIDP Program Invitation to Submit a Proposal, the Program Guidelines and the Investment Concept carefully before preparing and submitting a proposal to ensure you understand the requirements and are eligible to apply for funding.

The PIDP Program documents may be accessed following the links below:

Australian Federal Election - Caretaker period

Applicants are advised that a Federal Election has been called for 18 May 2019. The Commonwealth Government has therefore entered into a 'caretaker period' which places limitations on Commonwealth Agencies entering into major new commitments.

The grant selection process will continue, however, DFAT may defer entering into a agreement or contract with a preferred applicant(s) until after the end of the caretaker period. Applicants are further advised that there is also the possibility that, by convention, any incoming Government may decide to terminate a grant if it does not wish to proceed with a particular process. All other information as set out in the Grant Guidelines remains unchanged.

Questions and answers about the request

Any questions about the request should be directed to [email protected]

Questions and answers will be posted on this webpage within 7 days of being received by DFAT.

Questions and answers about the request for activity proposals under the DFAT Pacific Infectious Disease Prevention Program 12 April 2019 [Word 28 KB] | [PDF 600 KB]

Submitting an Activity Proposal

The preferred method for applicants to submit a proposal is through SmartyGrants. Please follow this link to login or create an account and access the application form.

Access the SmartyGrants portal


The Australian Government's Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region, launched on 8 October 2017, contributes to the avoidance and containment of infectious disease threats with the potential to cause social and economic harms on a national, regional or global scale. In 2018, as part of the Initiative's foundational work, scoping missions to countries of Southeast Asia and the Pacific were conducted. The missions reported on the state of health security in the region and provided recommendations for investments. Between October and December 2018, the Centre convened a series of six domestic consultative workshops. Participants in these workshops were invited to discuss key health security issues and suggest directions and priorities to strengthen health security in the region.