Call for applications: Equipment at BNITM partner sites 

VdF calls for applications for funding of equipment at partner sites of BNITM in the Global South, comprising new pieces of basic equipment, replacements, spare parts exchanges and repair including delivery, tax and customs duties. One or several applications may be funded each year up to a total volume of € 30,000. Priority is given to basic equipment, i.e. equipment for which alternative funding is difficult to obtain.

Prerequisites for an application comprise, among others, that the piece of equipment serves several cooperative projects and the cooperation between institutions, will be placed at a partner site where a cooperation agreement with BNITM regulates access to the equipment and ownership after termination of the projects. The cooperation period with the partner site should exceed at least two years beyond the time of application. Further details are provided in the application form.

Applications may be submitted by scientists of BNITM partner sites as well as scientists and guest scientists of BNITM. It is mandatory to use the application form.

Calls are published at the beginning of each year at BNITM and the partner sites through newsletters and the BNITM homepage. Applications including all documents should be submitted in one PDF file to by 01.02.2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Eligible applications will be assessed by the Board of Directors of BNITM and the funding decision will be taken by the VdF Board.

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Anneke Novak-Funk (, phone +49 40 285380 266).


  • Ulrike Kolander (VdF)
  • Administration
  • phone: +49 40 285380-402
  • email: