Application for funding

Medical professionals form a team together. This is how you set up a project and apply to us.

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'Global' line of funding

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

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'Academic' line of funding

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.

PDF: Infoflyer funding line academic

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Special calls for proposals

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.

University hospitals

Hospital partnership tool

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.

Application process and project selection – the steps

  1. Please note that the Hospital partnerships program is financed by the German government and therefor only German institutions can apply for funding.
    You need a specific idea for a project in order to submit an application. This is discussed and determined jointly through dialogue between the international hospital partners and their German hospital partners. Set aside sufficient time to do this before the next funding rounds are announced.
  2. The application is submitted online only via the application portal on the homepage. Besides general information, detailed explanations of your project idea are required – these guidelines on how to submit an application will help you (download below).
  3. Once the application deadline has passed, the GIZ funding programme begins by checking all of the applications to make sure they meet the formal criteria. This is followed by an examination of the content by the expert technical committee, comprising long-standing experts from the fields of medicine, global health and international cooperation. During the appraisal phase, we may ask you to make improvements in order to complete missing information.
  4. After the commissioning party gives its approval, all eligible projects receive the subsidy agreement from GIZ. The project can start after the agreement has been signed by both parties.

PDF: Application guideline

Video: How to plan and apply?
From the first idea to an application of a project team: In this YouTube-video you will find the answers on key questions.

Preparation of the agreement

  1. Before the agreement is drawn up, the German partner organisation’s commercial eligibility is checked
  2. If your application is successful, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH concludes a subsidy agreement with the applicant institution. This lists the approved funds, planned activities and the reporting requirements
  3. You may be asked to provide additional documents for both the commercial eligibility check and for the drafting of the agreement
  4. Implementation of project activities will only begin after the subsidy agreement has been signed by both parties.

Learn more about project implementation

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