Time-line for submissions and review
Concept notes may be submitted throughout the year; however, to ensure a selection process
that is competitive and where the best human security projects can be funded, in 2014 the
United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) will be reviewing applications
during two periods: from 1 to 30 April 2014, and 2 to 30 September 2014.
The deadline for the submission of concept notes to be considered during the April review
period is 31 March 2014, 11:59pm New York time.
The deadline for the submission of concept notes to be considered during the September
review period is 1 September 2014, 11:59pm New York time
The schedule for the review of applications received after 2 September 2014 will be notified
in due course.
Those who plan to apply are requested to visit the UNTFHS website in order to familiarize
themselves with the necessary tools for designing human security projects and the
requirements of the UNTFHS and its Guidelines:
All applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Appraisal and selection process
As indicated in the UNTFHS Guidelines, the project development process is broken down
into two distinct phases: (i) concept note and (ii) project proposal. The Guidelines provide
detailed information on the requirements for each of these phases.
(a) The Human Security Unit (HSU) will acknowledge receipt of applications through a
(b) Within one month after the review period (i.e., by 1 May 2014 and 1 October 2014),
the HSU will inform the applying organisation(s) of the outcome of the initial review
of concept notes. Should additional information be required, the HSU will
communicate directly with the applying organisation(s).
(c) If the final outcome of the review process is positive, the HSU will encourage the
applying organisation(s) to formulate and submit a full project proposal to the HSU.
(d) Proposals that satisfy the review process will be submitted to the Executive Office of
the Secretary-General for further review and approval.
(e) Upon approval from the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Controller of
the United Nations will authorise expenditures in accordance with the UN Financial
Regulations and Rules.