Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

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.

Fondation Mérieux's grants programme is open to the projects of private individuals, organizations or associations, provided that they are long-term and incorporate local health.

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.

An annual total of 50,000 euros is allocated every year by Fondation Mérieux to this programme. Up to ten selected projects will be able to receive a maximum grant of 5,000 euros.

The closing date for receipt of projects is 1 March for the April selection and 1 September for the October selection each year (a grant notification will be sent to the recipient at the end of April and October).

Application process

To submit a project for selection and potentially receive a grant from Fondation Mérieux, applicants 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.

Once the grant application has been completed, it should be sent to:

Fondation Mérieux

Direction Médicale
Programme de Subventions

17 rue Bourgelat
69002 Lyon

or by e-mail to:

Corinne Basset

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The project should provide a clear explanation of the situation, highlighting the public health problems and / or the concrete problems to be resolved. Please also provide Fondation Mérieux with a project summary in the form of a table. The project development plan should include detailed information on the precise aims of the project, the state of the premises, any restrictions, anticipated results, the project's major assets and any existing or future partners, whether private individuals or organizations.

Grants application form303 Kb rtf

General information and conditions59 Kb pdf

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