Funding and Supporting an Individual Project

Towards funding and supporting an individual project designed for a long-term focus in the field of development cooperation in medicine the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung foundation is awarding funds amounting to EUR 2.5 million.
Call of Proposals: Humanitarian Funding

The funding resources are intended to serve to improve medical training and/or patient healthcare in a developing country (in accordance with the OECD DAC list of aid recipient countries). An existing or new project is supposed to be transformed into a multi-year project characterised by sustainability that shall be continued on a self-reliant basis by partners from the project country after funding has ended. The proposed project ought to be associated with the name of the foundation’s founder, Else Kröner.


Non-profit NGOs as well as universities and/or university institutes from Germany that have already worked successfully in the project country for several years in close cooperation with local partners and possess appropriate organisational structures can apply in order to sustainably anchor a project on a local scale. At least one partner organisation and a local person to contact in the project country must be designated. A cooperation commitment in writing from them is to be enclosed with the application.

The selection takes place via a multi-stage process. In the first step, interested applicants are requested to submit an informal outline up to five pages long. Alongside the portrayal of ongoing activities on-site and the partners currently implementing the project, the emphases should be above all on content-related, chronological and financial project planning, as well as on the scheduled handover to local partners. Following a preliminary screening, up to three applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.

We look forward to your application in electronic form only on the following address:

The following documents must be provided:

  • Draft proposal (max 5 pages)
  • Confirmation of the cooperation by local partners
  • Declaration of consent for the storage of data

The outlines can be submitted until 31 January 2019.

Dr. Judith von Heusinger
Medical-humanitarian Development Cooperation (humanitarian Funding)
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