The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst– DAAD) is distributing funds provided by the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt – AA) to allow for the structural establishment of initially four ‘Global Health and Pandemic Prevention Centres’ (hereafter called ‘Centres’) in emerging and developing countries in all global regions (Africa, Asia, the Near and Middle East, Central and South America) that are each
going to maintain links to Germany and other countries, as well as to each other.

The goal of the programme is to promote further expansion and improvement of prevention, treatment and response mechanisms. Planning provides for this to be achieved through internationally networked projects, in which German higher education institutions cooperate in matters of education, research and knowledge transfer in the form of real-world laboratories, with at least one, or possibly multiple, higher education institutions in partner countries.  The goal is to promote mutual learning of the sciences (education, research, development) and other stakeholders (politics, business, civil society) and to ensure a direct transfer of new findings into practical applications.

Target Group
The direct target group comprises master’s students, doctoral candidates, postdocs, habilitation candidates, researchers, professors, administration staff, disseminators and alumni.

The indirect target group comprises stakeholders from the areas of politics and business and civil society.

Eligible applicants
Eligible applicants are officially recognised German higher education state institutions.

Application Process
The application process has two levels to allow for inter-disciplinary and intercontinental networking of the Centres from the outset.

  • Level 1: Expression of interest
    To take part in the application process, a project outline (please use the expression of interest template) must be submitted in a timely manner, via the email address health-centres@daad.de.
  • Level 2: Application for project funding
    An application for project funding may only be submitted (complete and on time) via the DAAD portal (www.mydaad.de).
    The application should be drawn up in cooperation with the foreign partner(s) and any German partner institutions (further higher education institutions, non-university research facilities, foundations, etc.). The involvement of partner institutions from other European and non-European industrial nations that
    take part in the cooperation using their own funds is also very welcome. The application documents are also available in English for this purpose.

Application Deadline

  • Expression of interest: 19 November 2020
  • Application for project funding: 23 February 2021

More information please download the Call for Application (pdf, 108.23 KB) and Impact Analysis Structure - Global Health and Pandemic Prevention Centres (pdf, 61.21 KB)