The ‘Global’ line of funding is aimed at German institutions (such as clinics, hospitals, associations, foundations) that have an institutionalised partnership with a medical institution in a low or middle-income country. Funding rounds are announced twice a year. The partner conducts training/continuing professional development courses as well as joint training courses. The aim is to improve health services worldwide by focussing on health care staff and to ensure that people receive the best medical care. Funding is based on a signed subsidy agreement. Non-german institutions cannot apply for funding.
PDF: Infoflyer funding line global
Calls for proposals for the ‘Academic’ line of funding are issued once a year. The line addresses German-international partner projects that jointly implement research activities. The focus is on capacity development with the aim of sustainably improving health care in low or middle-income countries. The funding program provides up to EUR 300,000 over a period of 24 months. Non-german institutions cannot apply for funding. Funding is based on a signed subsidy agreement.
PDF: Flyer funding line "Academic"
The funding programme is geared towards current developments and needs in the area of international cooperation and global health. Depending on the German Government’s priorities, there may occasionally be special calls for proposals on specific topics. Non-german institutions cannot apply for funding.
Partnerships in international cooperation are a useful learning tool to bring about positive change – through joint activities such as advisory services, training and learning modules, partners develop content together and create new knowledge for the health systems and their most important resource – the members of staff. Hospital partners gain wide-ranging experience together on project management, intercultural communication, dealing with complex issues and country-specific topics and regions. This always happens on a personal level. Their partnerships between equals are highly motivated, incorporate aspects of diversity and are geared towards the local context. A peer-to-peer approach is encouraged and acts as an incubator for development and reflection.
You need a concrete project idea for your application. This will be discussed and defined in a dialogue between international and German clinic partners. Please allow sufficient time for this before the next funding rounds are announced. Only German non-profit or public-law organisations together with their partner institutions are eligible to apply.