CIH LMU One Health Funds – Call for Proposals 2020

The CIHLMU Center for International Health and OH-TARGET (One Health Training And Research Global Network) are two of twelve centers of excellence within the exceed initiative, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The vision and overarching aim of the CIHLMU is to empower health professionals. With this vision, CIHLMU aspires to meet health-related challenges through capacity building in training and research.  With the new OH-TARGET project, our vision has expanded to a more participatory and interdisciplinary approach to improve global health conditions.

CIHLMU One Health Funds 2020
The CIHLMU aims to strengthen its partners and alumni and to stimulate their collaboration for One Health related research and activities. Therefore, partners and alumni are invited to apply for the One Health Funds 2020.
The One Health Funds may be used for the following purposes:

  • Research projects
  • Clinical projects
  • Projects related to virtual teaching and training

Projects related to the Covid-19 pandemic are given preference.

1. Eligibility criteria 

                 1.1      ApplicantsAll personnel at CIHLMU and OH-TARGET partnering institutions and CIHLMU alumni are eligible.
CIHLMU and OH-TARGET partnering institutions are:

  • Jimma University (JU), Ethiopia
  • National Institute of Medical Research – Mbeya Medical Research Center (MMRC), Tanzania
  • Universidade Católica de Beira (UCM), Mozambique
  • University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana
  • Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB), Bhutan
  • Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), Nepal
  • Universidad del Rosario (UR), Colombia
  • Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
  • Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca (USFX), Bolivia
  • Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), Guatemala

LMU personnel might be a partner in a project but cannot be the main applicant.

CIHLMU alumni are graduates holding a CIHLMU Master or PhD degree (MSc in International Occupational Safety and Health, MSc in International Health, MSc Integrated Clinical and Community Mental Health (JU), MSc in Health Professional Education (JU) and PhD Medical Research – International Health).

1.2.  Maximum number of applications per institution
The number of applications per institution is not limited.

1.3.  Project duration
Only activities taking place from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020 will be considered eligible. Therefore, it must be feasible to conduct the project within this time frame.

1.4.  Minimum and Maximum funding available per project
Any grant requested must fall between the minimum amount of EUR 20,000,- and the maximum amount of EUR 50,000,-.
Funds must be administered and spent according to the DAAD regulations (see point 6. Funding). Therefore, each application has to be accompanied by a budget plan according to these DAAD regulations.

1.5. Prime applicant and responsibilities
Within the project application, the prime applicant and the responsibilities in the project must be clearly defined.

Only proposals written in English are eligible.

1.7.  Priority topics
Project proposals should be related to One Health.

Definition of One Health:
“One Health is an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.
The areas of work in which a One Health approach is particularly relevant to include food safety, the control of zoonoses (diseases that can spread between animals and humans (…)) and combatting antibiotic resistance.” (WHO)
Due to the current need for research and clinical activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, applications for projects related to Covid-19 are given priority. 

2. Timeline

Submission of project proposals 22 June 2020
End of project review period 29 June 2020
Information to applicants 30 June 2020
Project Period 1 July 2020 – 31 December 2020
Final report to CIHLMU 31 January 2021

3. Reporting

A final and comprehensive report has to be submitted before 31 January, 2021. The final report has to be submitted in the template provided by CIH Office to the awarded applicants. The template will be sent at the beginning of the project period.

4. Structure of proposals and word count

A maximum word count of 6 pages (approx. 2000 words) per proposal is permitted. Longer proposals will be excluded from evaluation. Proposals must be submitted in English.
The proposals need to be structured in the following way:


Page 1: Short description of the project and One Health relevance
Page 2: Experience of the applicants in the field
Pages 3-5: Project specificationTitle and short titleAimsResearch methods (only for research projects)Project activitiesProfile of the working group & description of personnel tasksCooperation with other units (if applicable)Timeline of the projectReferences
Pages 6: Required funding with detailed explanationStaff expenses (salaries for project staff, travel expenses, accommodation expenses for project staff)Costs for external expertsConsumables: Listing of required material and costs (e.g. lab material, IT equipment)Travel and accommodation expenses for persons in receipt of grant (e.g. external experts, visiting professors etc.)
Annex CV of applicants including publications and third party funds (max. 2 pages each)


Attached you find a budget template  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BUDGET TEMPLATE

5. Selection criteria
Only projects fulfilling the eligibility criteria and the formal requirements are eligible for review. Eligibility will be checked by CIHLMU Office in Munich.

5.1. Evaluation process
The review board consists of faculty members of the partner institutions (including LMU). Each proposal is reviewed and evaluated by two reviewers. Reviewers cannot review their own proposals.

5.1.1  Criteria of scientific and technical quality

  • Relevance of the project to COVID-19/One Health
  • Feasibility of project within the time frame
  • Description of suitable tools and methods
  • Potential to strengthen South-South partnerships

5.1.2 Management and budget criteria

  • Number of partner institutions involved
  • Experience of the team members in the field of the project / quality of the consortium/ Management scheme
  • Clarity on roles and responsibilities of members and institutions, clear cut management structure
  • Relationship between input (e.g. funds for a training on problem-based learning – PBL), expected outcomes (number of people trained in PBL) and output (number of people trained who use PBL in their classroom) of the project
  • Visibility of CIHLMU /DAAD/BMZ and network partners in the proposal            Compliance with the DAAD funding criteria
    The range of awardable grades for each item is as follows:


5: outstanding 4: excellent 3: very good 2: good 1: average 0: poor


An average score will be calculated.

5.1 Notification to the selected projects
Selected projects will be announced on 30 June 2020.

5.2 Funding Agreement / Contract
Following the selection of funding projects, the beneficiaries will be requested to sign a Funding Agreement. The Funding Agreement describes the CIHLMU /DAAD main terms and requirements of the funding, identifies the contact person, details of the reporting requirements, duties and responsibilities.

6. Funding 

According to the DAAD regulations, the following criteria apply:
6.1 Staff
                6.1.1 Project specific staff
Project specific staff might be employed via a service agreement with CIHLMU only. No funds for staff directly employed at the partner institutions are available.
                6.1.2 Project staff travelling expenditure
Only economy class flights and second-class railway journeys are covered.
6.1.3 Project staff accommodation
Following the principle of thrift, only expenses with readable receipts with specification of date, price per unit and quantity are covered.
6.2 Remuneration for external experts
External experts might be remunerated for their contribution via a service agreement with CIHLMU only (max. of 250€/day).  External experts exclude any personnel from the applying institution and any alumni that might be part of the project staff.
        6.3 Consumables / Equipment

  • For publicity work (flyer, poster, brochures, etc.) funds might be made available if the work includes the logos of CIHLMU, DAAD, exceed and BMZ
  • Attendance fees for conferences
  • Expenditure for translations
  • Expenditures for software, licenses
  • Expenditure for scientific publications
  • Consumables for setting up workshops, seminars and other academic events (teaching/learning materials, printing and copying costs)
  • Expenditure for accreditation (e.g. for Master programs)
  • Visa fees, transfer fees and mandatory vaccination fees
  • Consumables for projects (lab, field work) with justification why these consumables are necessary

        6.4 Grant recipients (e.g. visiting professors, exchange students, external experts)
                6.4.1  Travel Expenses:
Only economy class flights and second class railway journeys are covered.
                6.4.2 Accommodation and subsistence:
Following the principle of thrift, only expenses with readable receipts with specification of date, price per unit and quantity are covered.
If the accommodation and subsistence period is longer than 22 days, the following basic monthly rates apply starting from the 23rd day:  – 750€ for students studying for a first degree – 850€ for Master students – 1200€ for doctoral candidates, scientists, lecturers (with at least a Master’s degree)
       6.5 Non eligible cost 

  • Cancellation fees (e.g. accommodation, flights, etc.)
  • Alcohol
  • Gifts
  • Tip

      6.6 Requirements for reimbursement of cost  

  • List of all participants with signatures (if applicable)
  • Readable receipts with specification of price per unit and quantity

7 Submission 

Complete proposal may be submitted no later than 22 June 2020 via email to: 

For questions concerning the submission and evaluation procedure, please contact: