Road Safety Grant Program
Program overview ⌵︎
A vital part of the GRSF mission is the Road Safety Grant Program, that supports the World Bank and other institutions with their road and urban transport investment projects as well as advancing global road safety research.
In 2019-2021 GRSF grants were provided following annual Calls for Proposals after rigorous evaluation process against the facility’s objectives, along with the project’s ability to positively affect road safety outcomes at the city, country, and/or regional level. Written government endorsements accompanying these requests guarantee stronger countries ownership, favor more sustainable outcomes, and provide a greater possibility for additional road safety investment in the partner countries.
All GRSF grant funded projects have to follow World Bank environmental and social safeguards, financial management/fiduciary requirements and procurement rules. As our grants are mostly of research nature, all GRSF grantees are also encouraged to follow UK Aid Guidance on Safeguarding in International Development Research, including also some principles for international research during COVID-19 pandemic.
- FY21 Winning Proposals ⌵︎
- FY20 Winning Proposals ⌵︎
- FY19 Winning Proposals ⌵︎
Winners of the Call for Proposals FY21
Following the FY 2021 Call for Grant Proposals, a key mechanism of the ongoing GRSF Grant Program in selecting top quality road safety research initiatives seven successful grants of the total value of $919,000 were selected. They span over a large geographical area, and focus on improving speed management using infrastructure measures in low-income countries. This was made possible thanks to the financial support of our UK Aid donors (Department for International Development and Department of Health and Social Care) and with the support of specialized experts from our GRSF Technical Advisory Panel.
While the process was very competitive, having received 23 applications requesting grants worth $3 million, GRSF would like to thank all applicants for their excellent proposals and wish all the successful teams impactful implementation of their research projects.
Winners of the Call for Proposals FY20
Following FY20 Call for Grant Proposals, a key mechanism of the GRSF Grant Program in selecting top quality road safety research initiatives nine successful grants of the total value of $1.711 million were selected. They span over a large geographical area, and focus on addressing the growing crisis of road traffic deaths and injuries in low-income countries. This was made possible thanks to the financial support of our UK Aid donors (Department for International Development and Department of Health and Social Care) and with the support of specialized experts from our GRSF Technical Advisory Panel.
While the process was very competitive, having received almost 50 applications requesting grants worth almost $10 million, GRSF would like to thank all applicants for their excellent proposals and is eager to collaborate with all the successful teams in delivery of their research and analytical projects.
Winners of the Call for Proposals FY19
The GRSF’s new Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) program, financed by UK Aid, recently announced the winners of its FY 2019 Call for Proposals. These 14 grants totaling USD 2.75 million span over a large geographical area and focus on road safety research, technical assistance and capacity building and are aimed at advancing the global road safety agenda. GRSF would like to thank all internal and external applicants for their excellent proposals and looks forward to collaborate with all the successful teams in implementation of their research and analytical projects.
Featured GRSF Grant Activities ⌵︎
3,456+ Lives Saved
Road Safety Barriers for Open Roads in NepalKathmandu, Nepal
Supporting post-crash response capacity to identify priority investmentsTajikistan
1000 km of roads evaluated
Scaling-up Disruptive Technologies for Road Safety in Mozambique and Liberi...Liberia, Mozambique
Safer Municipal Road Infrastructure Initiative in Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Making Vehicle Inspections Count in TogoTogo, Togo
Improving sidewalk safety for pedestrians in Addis AbabaAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
GRSF and CITA Making Vehicle Inspections Count in CameroonYaoundé, Cameroon
GRSF-FUNDED REPORTS ⌵︎
Addis Ababa Sidewalk Design and Maintenance Guidelines
Nigeria: The “Single Organization Road Safety” Institutional Model, its Eff...
Road Traffic Injuries in Malawi: With Special Focus on the Role of Alcohol
The State of Emergency Medical Services in Sub-Saharan Africa
Road Safety Management Capacity Assessment for the Solomon Islands
Road Safety Management Capacity Assessment for Samoa
in World Bank transport financing approved in FY21 informed
10,500 lives saved
through GRSF grants and World Bank loans since 2016
new grants activated in FY21, totaling $2.26 million.
active grants managed by GRSF in FY21, with a total value of $11.69 million, as of June 30.
reviewed by GRSF in FY21, resulting in 7 grants on road safety research, advisory and capacity building.