External Global Health Funding

The German Alliance for Global Health Research disseminates information about other funding opportunities for researchers active in global health. Here is a non-exhaustive list of relevant funders, programs, websites, newsletters and contact points. GLOHRA members and associate members receive regular updates about funding opportunities via the GLOHRA Newsletter and our social media channels.

Research and researcher mobility




Alexander von Humboldt - Stiftung

different programs, according to career level

Stays of international researchers in Germany

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges

Innovations to solve key problems in health and development


Cooperation with developing countries

Research projects involving partners in developing countries


TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits

Visits by African scientists to German research institutions
DFGGerman-African cooperation projects in infectiology

Research on infectious diseases and their social impact

EU / Horizon Europe

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

Individual or institutional reseearcher mobility

EU / Horizon Europe

Health Cluster

Research and innovation actions

EU / Member states

European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP2)

Capacity building in clinical trials through researcher mobility and collaborative studies
National Institutes of HealthFogarty International CenterResearch and training grants

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Research, events

history/language/culture, state/economy/society, medicine/natural sciences


Wissen für morgen – Cooperative research in Subsahara Africa

Workshops, symposia and summer schools in Africa, career development of African scientists


Other programs

Social sciences in conjunction with other disciplines

Wellcome Trust

Several programs

Researcher mobility and project funding

Teaching and capacity building




BMZ/ Else Kröner-Fresenius Stiftung

Hospital Partnerships

Hospital Partnerships

BMZ/ Engagement Global gGmbH

ASA Hochschulkooperation

Project internships for students over 6 months


Summer schools in Germany

Summer Schools abroad

Summer schools in Germany and Abroad


PAGEL – Partnerships for the health sector in developing countries

Curriculum and capacity development at the partner universities through bi- or multilateral university partnerships, promotion of the return of graduates as well as support for alumni and creation of professional networks

Else Kröner-Fresenius Stiftung

Medical-humanitarian project funding

Humanitarian projects in patient care and teaching

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Several programs

Exchange between cultures and decision-makers and for the national and international transfer of knowledge; science, health, international understanding, education, society

Stiftung Mercator

Several programs

Projects on Europe, integration, climate change, cultural education, science, international understanding

Databases and Websites


Contact Points