Science and Research

Science and Research

Dioraphte supports activities for the benefit of research in the following fields: rare diseases, neglected tropical diseases and food security.

Grants Policy

Dioraphte only works with calls for research proposals with regards to rare diseases and neglected tropical diseases. For the field of food security Dioraphte works with requests for proposals.

We will not respond to unsolicited e-mail or regular mail regarding possible applications and unsolicited applications we receive will not be taken into consideration

Call for research proposals on skin-related NTDs

The 2021 call for research proposals on skin-related neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) - CFP-NTD2021 - was closed on the 30th of November 2020. We received 54 stage 1 applications from 27 countries.

Six applications have been selected for a stage-2 application;

  1. Scabies - Australia  
  2. Leprosy - Indonesia 
  3. Buruli Ulcer - France 
  4. Leishmaniasis (Cutaneous) - Switzerland
  5. Leishmaniasis (Post Kalazar Dermal) - Sweden
  6. Mycetoma - Nederland

For this call the Indirect Cost Policy - that can be obtained here (PDF) - is applicable.

Please note we will not be able to give feedback on decisions made by the scientific advisory committee and/or the board of Dioraphte.


The 2019 call for research proposals on skin-related neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) - CFP-NTD2019 - was closed on the 31th of October 2019. We received 19 stage 1 applications.

In May 2020, Dioraphte informed two applicants that their application had been granted. The total amount involved was almost 1,700,000 euros. A summary of the two awards can be found here.


Click here for guidelines and criteria regarding Science and Research (not applicable for Calls for Proposals) 

The guidelines outlined above may be subject to revision without prior consultation.

If you have received a specific invitation to submit a complete application from our advisor(s) or contactperson you will find the terms for a complete proposal here


Adviser - Rare Diseases

Prof.Dr. Ype Elgersma (Erasmus MC) -

Advisers - Neglected Tropical Diseases

Prof.Dr. Simon Croft - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr. Bouke de Jong - Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

Dr. Abraham Aseffa - WHO TDR Geneva

Contactperson Science and Research

Henk J.Th. van Stokkom - DoenDenkers® -

Project administration (requests - reports - payment requests)

After you receive an invitation from the advisor of the board to submit a complete application, you can send your complete application to Inge van Stokkom - van Veen -

Reports and payment requests can also be mailed to -

Unsolicited proposals and requests sent to are not appreciated, and you will not receive a response to those.

Visiting address – courier address

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