Small Grants Program for Fighting against Infectious Diseases affecting Developing Countries


Deadline: 1 August 2019

The Fondation Mérieux is pleased to announce its small grants programme which contributes towards financing projects that aim 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.

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Funding Information

Selected projects will receive financial support of up to 5000 euros.

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Eligibility Criteria for Organizations

  • Registered with the authorities of the country
  • Status of association under the law of 1901 or recognized as a public utility or equivalent status for foreign structures,
  • Nonprofit and independent management,
  • Exclusive mission of public interest in connection with the Mérieux Foundation’s mandate: fight against the infectious diseases the affects the most vulnerable populations in developing countries, especially mothers and children,
  • Respect and sign the ethical principles of the Mérieux Foundation’s Charter: transparency, professionalism, quality, independence, non-discrimination, respect,
  • Not convicted (the organization or one of its member) of acts contrary to the principles stated above,
  • Not in bankruptcy or receivership.

Eligibility Criteria for Projects

  • Objectives and activities related to and consistent with the mandate of the Mérieux Foundation;
  • Project based on a local needs assessment;
  • Realistic, credible and innovative project;
  • Strong local involvement: links with local authorities, local associations and beneficiaries;
  • Harmonization with existing initiatives in the concerned location;
  • Respect of ethical principles and gender equality in the implementation of the project.

Project takes place in one of the following countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Chad, Tunisia, Senegal, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Documents to Attach

  • Copy of the official statutes of the organization
  • Activity report from the previous year of the organization
  • Budget and financial accounts from the previous year of the organization, certified by the competent authorities
  • Detailed budget of the project
  • Location map of the project
  • Any reference of financial and operational partners of the organization
  • Any useful document related to the project

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.fondation-merieux.org/en/what-we-do/improving-conditions-mothers-children/small-grants-program/

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  • Avatar Fombah Fabrice says:

    Nice work, please am a registered nurse/Bsc nursing in Cameroon how can l apply to this forum

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Fombah Fabrice,

      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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