Applications are now open for the Laerdal Foundation Grant Program to provide financial support to practically oriented Research and Development in acute medicine. The last few years the an added focus has been given to projects relating to saving lives at birth in low-resource settings, based on the UN Sustainability Goal.
The support will be focused on practically oriented projects helping achieve the UN Sustainability Goal no 3 (that in 2015 replaced the previous MDGs 4 and 5), aiming at
- Reducing infant and child mortality by 2/3 from 2010 to 2030
- Reducing maternal deaths by 2/3 from 2010 to 2030
- The Board expects to fund up to 20 projects per year, with up to USD 50,000.- per award. Higher amounts than this may be awarded to regional initiatives, or particular educational or collaborative initiatives.
- The regular application form should also be used for applications in the Saving Lives at Birth category. For more significant initiatives, applying for an amount beyond USD 50,000.- it may be practical to first submit a Concept Proposal to the Foundation. There is no particular form for this, but the proposal should be limited to a maximum of 6 pages.
The Board particularly welcomes applications relating to:
- Innovative approaches to more efficient education and implementation
- Collaborative initiatives, such as the Helping Babies Survive and Helping Mothers Survive and Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliances
- Projects in selected focus countries; Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
For more information, visit https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/