Together with your colleagues in the Global South, you have a project idea and would like to apply for funding. Take enough time to do this. The document "Designing a results framework" provides you with important guidelines. In addition, the "Sample collection of objectives and indicators" below and the explanatory video "How to write a proposal" - YouTube will support you in your planning. The project application is always submitted by the German organization; your colleagues should work in partner countries that are in the DAC list.
PDF: GIZ Hospital Partnerships: Designing a results framework
PDF: GIZ Guided examples objectives and indicators
At the beginning of each funding round, you can access the application portal directly via the start page. There you will find relevant application documents even before the start of the call for proposals. Information on the application portal and process for the "Global" and "Academic" funding lines can be found below in the "Application Guidelines". We always announce current funding rounds online and in our Newsletter.
After the end of the call for proposals, your submitted documents will be checked for formal correctness. This is followed by a technical assessment by external expert panels. After approval by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation (EKFS), eligible projects receive a grant agreement with GIZ. Now your project can start!
PDF: Funding lines review process Global & Academic
The financial contract management is the responsibility of the German grantee. You can use the European Union's currency calculator to specify your project expenses in the corresponding national currency. At the beginning of the project, we recommend that you first submit the funding plan and confirmation for a separate sub-account. Then you can request the first advance payment.
PDF: Information on Financial Contract Management until end of September 2022In German only
PDF: Information on Financial Contract Management from October 2022In German only
PDF: Work Aid for Financial Contract ManagementIn German only and valid only for contracts until September 2022
The technical implementation is the responsibility of both partners. Please send us an annual status report and a final report at the end of the project. For this purpose, use the document "Status report specification" or the document "Final report specification" at the end of the project. Even if only a few activities have taken place, we ask you to briefly describe them.
Our partnerships are designed for the long term. Therefore, if you already develop new ideas for a project during the partnership project, you are welcome to apply for a follow-up subsidy.
We recommend that you apply for follow-up funding approximately nine months before the end of the project. At this point, we can already assess the implementation status of the current project and the transition to the follow-up phase is possible without major interruptions. Follow-up funding is not limited. We will be happy to advise you on this.
The finances in a project often raise questions. We are therefore happy to support you in this regard. In order to understand the individual steps of financial contract management, the GIZ team offers regular webinars to Hospital Partners. We provide information about the dates online and by e-mail. For personal advice, please also contact your advisor.
Modifications and additions
If there are any changes in your project, e.g. a change in project leader or changes in activities, please inform your contact person in the funding programme in good time or simply send us an e-mail.
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