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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Project application

Become a hospital partner and benefit from funding and workshops on international cooperation. We will advise you on the details of your application.


Around 50% of our hospital partners work together on the topic of communicable diseases.

Voices of our Community

The Dentist Prof. Dr. Marie-Christina Lafontant interviewed


Any healthcare organization in Germany can apply for funding. Our German hospital partners since 2016:

University hospitals
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The funding programme Hospital Partnerships

The GIZ funding programme Hospital Partnerships - Partners Strengthen Health promotes cooperation between German hospitals, universities, colleges, and non-governmental organizations and those in partner countries. Hospital partners are active worldwide in all medical fields. The program is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is commissioned and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation (EKFS).

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Strengthening healthcare worldwide

The funding programme aims to contribute to strengthening health systems through long-term, sustainable partnerships. The partnerships are embedded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 3 on "Good Health and well-being " and Goal 17 "Partnerships for the goals". Through the program, Hospital Partners are embedded in numerous professional and regional networking and exchange formats. This enables them to deepen their competencies in international cooperation and shared learning. The GIZ team advises them on project management, communication and administration.

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'Global' line of funding

The "Global" funding line is aimed at German institutions (clinics, hospitals, associations, foundations, etc.) that have an institutionalized partnership with a medical institution in a low- or middle-income country. It is advertised twice a year. The partners carry out further education and joint training. The aim is to improve health services worldwide and provide people with optimal medical care.

  • Maximum funding amount: €50,000 based on a signed subsidy agreement
  • Funding period: 2 years

PDF: Infoflyer funding line global

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'Academic' line of funding

The "Academic" funding line is announced annually and was launched for the first time in summer 2021. It addresses German-international partner projects that jointly implement research activities. The focus is on skills development with the aim of sustainably improving healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Funding amount: € 200,000 based on a signed subsidy agreement
  • Funding period: 2 years

PDF: Flyer funding line "Academic"

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Special calls for proposals

The Hospital Partnerships funding programme is geared to current developments and needs in the field of international cooperation and global health. Depending on the priorities of the German government, there may occasionally be special calls for proposals on specific topics. We will inform you about this here and by direct mailing in due course.

Learn more about project implementation

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Events for applicants

Diversity social background
01/27/2022 - 01/27/2022
Charité: Online lecture on social background and mental health
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11/02/2021 - 02/01/2022
Planetary Health Academy - no healthy people on a sick planet