Fondation Mérieux’s Grants Programme for Developing Countries

Applications are invited for Fondation Mérieux’s grants programme. Fondation Mérieux’s grants programme 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.

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.

Application Deadline:

The programme has two sessions every year:

  • For the first session, the deadline for receipt of applications is March 1st. A notification will be sent to the recipients at the end of April.
  • For the second session, the deadline for receipt of applications is September 1st. A notification will be sent to the recipients at the end of October.

Value: 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

Nationality: Developing Countries

Eligible Project:

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


To submit a project for selection and potentially receive a grant from Fondation Mérieux Foundation must provide the following documents:

  • A summary of the project and budget details (in the format indicated below);
  • An explanation of the project, its objectives, partners and action plan;
  • The Curriculum Vitae of an authorized representative from the organization;
  • A copy of the organization’s most recent audited of certified financial statements, from at least one year prior to the date of the grant application;
  • A copy of the statutes or an official registration document for the organistation.



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