Open Call: Informing Humanitarian Response through Research, Learning & Innovation

 Deadline Date: April 18, 2024

 Donor Name: Novo Nordisk Fonden

 Grant Size: More than $1 million

The Novo Nordisk Fonden has launched the open call to support humanitarian actors and the humanitarian system in identifying, adapting, or integrating research, learning, and innovative approaches to improve the quality of humanitarian response and deliver better outcomes for people affected by crisis.

Areas of Support

  • With this call, the Novo Nordisk Foundation is looking for applications focusing on research, learning, and/or innovative approaches in humanitarian settings. Applications should fall within one or more of the below sub-themes. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications that focus on both food security and health.
    • Food Security
      • Improving food security in crises
      • Strengthening the climate resilience of food systems in humanitarian operations
    • Health
      • Improving NCD prevention and management in crises including its comorbidities, such as infectious diseases
      • Strengthening the climate resilience of health systems in humanitarian operations

Funding Information

  • A total of up to DKK 35 million is available for grants between DKK 1 million and DKK 5 million for projects lasting up to 2 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposed projects must directly relate to the provision of humanitarian assistance in emergencies, disaster prevention and preparedness, or recovery. It may also pertain to the provision of assistance to people affected by protracted and complex crisis.
  • International humanitarian organizations and humanitarian organizations with a Danish Central Business Register number (‘CVR nummer’) may apply. An international humanitarian organisation is understood as an organisation with engagements in humanitarian settings in more than one country. Main applicants are encouraged to engage research or knowledge institutions, local organizations, regional networks or similar as co-applicants.
  • A main applicant may submit a maximum of two applications. If further applications are submitted, they will be disregarded.
  • The Novo Nordisk Foundation will only accept applications from highly transparent organisations and institutions, whose annual reports and annual audited financial reports are publicly available.
  • The application and any additional uploads must be written in English.

For more information, visit Novo Nordisk Fonden.

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