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
Invitations to apply for the ‘Academic’ line of funding are issued once a year. It supports partnerships between university hospitals/research institutions in Germany and partner institutions in low or middle-income countries. The focus is on operational research. The funding provides up to EUR 300,000 over a period of two years. Funding is based on a signed subsidy agreement. Non-german institutions cannot apply for funding.
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.
PDF: Application guideline