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World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations for
Diabetes Advocacy, Care, and Prevention in Developing Countries

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World Diabetes Foundation (WDF)


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Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations for targeted programs that support diabetes prevention, patient care, and advocacy in developing countries. Funded projects may focus on Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, diabetes foot or eye care, pregnancy and diabetes, or tuberculosis and diabetes.

Grant support is meant for those least able to withstand the burden of disease.

Projects should also:
- Produce sustainable outcomes that continue after WDF funding ceases.
- Require only a minimum amount of funding from WDF for salaries and indirect costs.

Applicants should have a successful track record within diabetes care and prevention, or be aligned with locally anchored partners or networks with such a track record. WDF expects co-funding from applicants, stakeholders, and/or other partners involved. The Foundation expects support from, or involvement by, local health authorities in the country or area in question.

Geographic Focus:
WDF funds projects devoted to improving diabetes care and prevention in developing countries included in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) List of ODA Recipients. The current DAC List is attached below.

Country-specific limitations are as follows:
- Applications from Tanzania are not accepted due to the ongoing National Diabetes and NCD Program.
- Applications from Cameroon are not accepted due to an on-going external evaluation of WDF-sponsored interventions in the country.
- Projects in India focusing on diabetes and tuberculosis: Following the adoption of new policy directive, all patients registered with TB in India will be screened for diabetes. As a consequence hereof, WDF will no longer support such screening components.


WDF does not fund:
- Basic laboratory research or other exclusive research projects
- Travel grants for conferences, meetings, etc.
- Educational grants - long term basic or specialised training
- Construction of buildings
- Primary health care work without focus on/link to diabetes prevention and care
- Establishment of parallel structures
- Heavy equipment (vehicles and tertiary care equipment, unless justified)
- External consultants (unless justified by project design and local context)
- North/South approach (unless justified by local context)
- Project staff component should be kept to a minimum
- Per diem/daily allowances where cost of participation, transport, and accommodation is also covered through the project budget

WDF does not fund core running costs, including:
- Salaries/incentives for permanent staff
- Rent
- Electricity
- Internet
- Telephone
- Procurement of medicines
- Test consumables (strips, reagents etc.) for long term continuation of activities

Project proposals should be submitted to the WDF using the attached WDF application form and budget template. Application forms and budget templates are also attached in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. The preferred language is English. Applications may also be submitted in Spanish or French, however, this may result in a longer than average application procedure.

After submission of your application, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt within two weeks. Should this not be the case, kindly contact the Secretariat to ensure that your application has been registered.

The WDF Secretariat is based in Denmark and does not work with any intermediaries, consultants, or local or regional representatives of the project applicant in the review or approval process.

For more information on how to apply, please click here:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
+45 44 42 25 56

World Diabetes Foundation Secretariat
Brogårdsvej 70
DK-2820 Gentofte

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