Project Support

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine was established in 1980 to provide financial support to practically oriented research and development in acute medicine. It focuses on practically oriented research. “The Chain of Survival” and “The Utstein Formula for Survival” have been established as  metaphors for understanding system factors that impact the chances of survival. The Foundation Board wishes to contribute to a continued documentation and validation on how these concepts may reflect current medical, educational and implementation science. Over the last decade it has become apparent that there, in particular, is a need for improved understanding of  factors contributing to educational efficiency and the process of implementing scientific evidence into practice.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are NGOs.

3) Location

Actions can take place in developing countries.

4) Budget

Maximum grant amount is $30,000. Only necessary expenditures expected to fall due within a period of 12 months from the start of the project may be covered. For a project that has received a first year grant, a renewed application may be submitted for a second year grant at the earliest 12 months after a received grant.

5) Application

Application deadline is 1 April and 1 October every year. The application form (4 pages) can be downloaded from their website. Applications should be forwarded to the following e-mail: post(a)laerdalfoundation.org. A reply with feedback and outcome should normally be expected within eight weeks from the application deadline.