Funding Opportunities

Here you will find funding opportunities relating to Health Partnerships.
We will regularly update this page with various funding opportunities from different sources, so you can find information all in one place.

Mériux Foundation Small Grants Program

Deadline Date: 1st August 2022

The Mérieux Foundation’s Small Grants Program is now open to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

The projects including as beneficiaries mothers and children will be given priority.


Funding Information

Selected projects will receive financial support of up to 5000 euros. Two annual sessions are organized to study the applications.

Eligible Projects

  • Harmonization with existing initiatives in the concerned location;
  • Objectives and activities related to and consistent with the Mérieux Foundation’s mission and focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, neglected tropical diseases and other infectious diseases representing significant public health issues;
  • Projects based on a local needs assessment;
  • Projects proposing concrete solutions, beyond education and raising awareness;
  • Projects that are adapted to the population that is targeted and are long-term in nature;
  • Projects that do not present a complete file are not eligible;
  • Projects that only include research activities, with no impact on mother and child, are not eligible;
  • Projects taking a global approach to health, including physical, social and psychological aspects;
  • Projects with a direct impact on the mother and / or child;
  • Respect of ethical principles and gender equality in the implementation of the project;
  • Strong local involvement: links with local authorities, local associations and beneficiaries.

For more information and to apply click here

Biogen Foundation’s Covid-19 Response

The Biogen Foundation has committed $10M to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts around the world. At this time, the Biogen Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on the following categories:

  • Expanding and ensuring access to testing
  • Easing the burden on healthcare systems and healthcare workers
  • Providing food and necessities for our most vulnerable populations

If your request aligns with one or more of these focuses, please answer the following questions by emailing

  • What are you doing to address COVID-19?
  • How does this tie back to one of our three focus areas?
  • What is your donation request and what will this cover?
  • What is the expected impact?

For more information click here

Department of Health and Human Services Grant

Deadline Date: 4th August 2022

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks research project grant (R21 and R01) that explore the utility of established services/platforms structure for treatment of chronic communicable and non-communicable diseases for providing integrated mental health care model / interventions for the treatment of patients with co-morbid mental and chronic conditions in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Specifically, this FOA will support research that builds on existing chronic conditions care and treatment platforms to incorporate management of mental illness, employs a multi-disease and multi-levels care management approach with potentially high impact for improving patient- and system-level outcomes, and establishes feasible methods to evaluate and manage multi-disease treatment in LMICs.


Eligible Applicants

  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Small businesses
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • County governments
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
  • State governments
  • Independent school districts

For more information and to apply click here

Abilis Foundation Small Grants to the Projects Initiated by Disabled Persons around the World

Deadline Date: Applications are accepted throughout the year

The Abilis Foundation provides small grants to Organizations run by People with Disability (related to mobility, vision, hearing or any other type) to implement their projects in developing countries. Primary objective of the Abilis foundation is to build the capacity of people with disabilities improving the quality of their lives

Thematic areas include:

  1. Human Rights
  2. Children
  3. Disability
  4. Women & Gender
  5. Livelihood

Organizations that include persons with disabilities i.e. mobility, visual, hearing or any other type of disability in their leadership are eligible to apply for the funds. Support is also given to the organisations that are run by parents of children with disabilities.

  • Applicants must live in a country defined as qualifying for Official Development Assistance by the United Nations and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
  • Applicant organization must be legally registered and own certificate of registration.
  • Special priority is given to projects on advocating for human rights of disabled people and to activities developed and implemented by disabled women. Organizations run by parents of children with disabilities can also apply for funding.
  • Preference is give to projects with involvement and active role of persons with disabilities in developing the project and in committing their own resources to the project (including time).
  • The application must show how the project will continue to benefit the community once the project’s funding term has been completed.

Application Procedure

  • Abilis application forms are available from the office of the partner organisations in the mentioned countries. Applicants interested in applying can contact their country’s facilitator for further information and application forms.
  • The partner organisations after discussing the project proposal, will send the selected application directly to the foundation.
  • Complete application materials include – application form with signature, work plan, budget, two reference forms, and a copy of certificate of registration (or an explanation why it is not available).
    An organization can submit only one application per year.

For more information click here

The Irish Research Council New Foundations

Application Deadline: 21 June 2022


This year, the call features an open strand together with seven strands run in partnership with government departments and agencies. Relevant strands are summarised below.

Strand 1a: Enhancing Civic Society 

Supporting small, discrete collaborative projects between researchers and civic society groups in the community and voluntary sector. These awards will be 9 months in duration up to a maximum value of €12,000.

Strand 4: ‘A Better World’ New Foundations Awards in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (Irish Aid)

Networking awards to form consortia for prospective global north-south research partnerships focused on areas of strategic importance to Ireland’s Policy for International Development. These awards will be 9 months in duration up to a maximum value of €10,000.

Strand 4b: Education for Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development New Foundations Awards in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (Irish Aid) and the Department of Education

Supporting research, networking and collaboration for the purpose of increasing public awareness and understanding of issues such as climate change, hunger, global inequality and injustice. These awards will be 12 months in duration up to a maximum value of €10,000.

Strand 8: Department of the Taoiseach Shared Island New Foundations Awards 

Supporting research, networking and collaboration for the purpose of informing and supporting the implementation and development of the Government’s Shared Island initiative. These awards will be 6 or 9 months in duration up to a maximum value of €20,000.

Strand 11: ‘Volunteering Strategy’ New Foundations Award with the Department of Rural and Community Development 

Supporting research with direct linkages to the new National Volunteering Strategy for Ireland and international best practice. Awards will be 12 months in duration up to a maximum value of €15,000 – €25,000.

Strand 12: New Foundations Award in partnership with the Sunflower Charitable Foundation through the Community Foundation for Ireland

These awards will support research, networking and collaboration on themes related to climate change and biodiversity. Up to ten awards will be made under this strand, each up to a maximum value of approx. €20,000.


  • Applicants must be based at an eligible higher education institution (HEI) or research-performing organisation (RPO) in Ireland.
  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree.
  • Applicants must, on the call deadline, hold a contract of sufficient duration with
    their eligible HEI or RPO to carry out the proposed research from the project start
    date until the project end date.
  • Applicants may only make one application to the scheme in a given year.
  • While postgraduate scholars are not eligible to apply, their involvement in the
    proposed projects is encouraged.
  • Note there are additional eligibility criteria specific to each strand (see
    Appendices), and the research project must address the required thematic focus
    of the respective strand.

For more information and to apply click here