Fondation Mérieux’s Small Grant Program: Fighting Against Infectious Diseases Affecting Developing Countries

Deadline: 1 March 2019

Applications are open for the Fondation Mérieux’s grants programme to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The projects including as beneficiaries mothers and children will be given priority.

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The Mérieux Foundation, an independent family foundation with public interest status, is committed to fighting, in the field, the infectious diseases that affect developing countries by building capacities, particularly in clinical laboratories.

With its network of laboratories, the foundation’s work is focused on diagnosis, an essential aspect of patient care and an indispensable tool for disease surveillance and control. Taking a global health approach, the foundation also works in the field to help the most vulnerable, with a strong emphasis on mothers and children.

Funding Information

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Each selected project will receive a maximum grant of 5,000 euros.

Eligibility Criteria

Mérieux Foundation’s grants programme is open to the projects of private individuals, organizations or associations, provided that they are long-term and incorporate local health.

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Eligible Projects

The project must meet the following criteria:

  • It is run in a developing country by local people;
  • It relates to HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, neglected tropical infections and other infectious diseases that represent significant problems to public health;
  • It provides concrete solutions that are suitable and sustainable for the local population and goes beyond education and outreach.

How to Apply

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Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, visit

  • Am interested you funds to help reduce neonatal mortality rates, I work with mothers and children, do you run this project in Kenya?

    • Avatar Reena says:


      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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  • Avatar Hussein Hassan says:

    Have an community organization that deal on health issues. It has a period of 8years now. We have achieved in eradicating tuberculosis cases in our area. We normal visit households in regular voluntary basis purposely to identify the current issues our community is Facing as far as health is concern and we report to relevant departments for support. I believe for the success of our programs these grant will assist.

  • Avatar Talent Yakado says:

    I am interested on funding of cervical cancer awareness in zimbabwe for young women and leaving with hiv and are leaving in mining areas i am a cervical cancer survive my self and i have been raising awareness with no funding 5yrs .my organization is registered .its a non profit

  • Avatar HAPPY says:

    Hello, I just wanted t ask if that link provided is working since it is bringing us to this very same page

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi HAPPY,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please Copy and Paste this link:

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Vulnerable Saving Agency for Relief and Development says:

    Am interested you support Dismantling the Barries and increased awareness on Hepatitis and HIV AIDS vulnerable women,girls People with Disabilities and Elderly in Wau, South South.

  • Avatar Riak Madut says:

    I am a head of family of 15 members. 4 of which (3 Females and Male)are infected with Hepatitis B. But I want to understand from your destination if you support such a family.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Riak Madut,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Thank you!

  • Avatar Ezekiel says:

    I am Dr Ezekiel and currently I am a lecturer in the a Kenyan University. Currently, I am doing some projects on the biology, epidemiology and sustainable management of Jiggers (Tungiasis) in some counties in Kenya. Tungiasis is one of the neglected disease in developing countries and it affects mostly poor people mainly woman and children leading to adverse conditions like loosing fingers, arms , legs and hands. Is it possible for to get funds from your body to support the management of this condition. Thanks

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Ezekiel,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Mariam Ouédraogo says:

    Je n’arrive pas à trouvé l’adresse Electronique pour fondation-merieux pour envoyer mois projet c’est aujourd’hui le dernière délai?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Mariam Ouédraogo,

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