Science and Research

Science and Research

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

Grants Policy


1. Dioraphte only works with calls for research 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.

2. Dioraphte Foundation can request advice from third parties on all submitted application and project data, without prior consultation, subject to confidentiality.

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

Call for research proposals on skin-related NTDs

For more information on the current call - CFP-NTD2021 - for research proposals on skin-related NTDs click here (PDF).

Information required for the first stage brief application -closing by 1st December 2020can be obtained here (WORD).

Information required for the second stage full application -only to be used by successful first stage applicants informed by Dioraphte- after the 31st of January 2021 can be obtained here (WORD)

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


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

For more information on the current call - CFP-NTD2019 - for research proposals on skin-related NTDs click here (PDF).

Information required for the first stage brief application -closing by 31st October 2019can be obtained here (WORD).

Information required for the second stage full application -only to be used by successful first stage applicants after the 29th of November 2019- can be obtained here (WORD)

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

The second call for proposal is expected to be announced after summer in 2020 (budget year 2021)

General guidelines and criteria regarding Science and research (not applicable for Calls for Propsals)

The Dioraphte Foundation (the Fund) applies the following guidelines and criteria:

  • The Fund provides financial support to organisations that aim to serve the public in the Netherlands and abroad.
  • The Fund focuses on enabling clearly defined projects. We do not support projects that have been partially or completely realised by the time of the grant application. 
  • We prefer projects that serve a large segment of society.
  • The Fund can support projects with a multi-year term (generally 2 to 4 years), but this support is never permanent. 
  • Our grants may be used to cover operational deficits, wages that are not related to the project at hand, people's livelihoods and costs associated with the day-to-day business of running an organisation.
  • Please ensure that your application comes with clear and well-presented financial data. You must enclose an investment budget (where applicable), an operating budget and a financing scheme.
  • Dioraphte also provides indirect support through co-operation with third parties (including charitable funds).
  • Applications for financial support for the benefit of an individual will not be processed.
  • Dioraphte does not financially support governments, government bodies or organisations that are heavily subsidised by the government (directly or indirectly). 
  • Dioraphte does not support commercial organisations. 
  • Dioraphte does not support activities or projects with of a predominantly political or religious nature.
  • When submitting their applications, applicants must demonstrate that they do not possess the means (or sufficient means) to fund the project themselves. If it transpires at a later date that the applicant at the time of the application possessed capital or funds in their own or in another party's name, or that they had other means or earnings that were not disclosed in writing at the time or afterwards, the Fund may withdraw its offer of a grant and request restitution of any monies already paid.

In all cases, the Dioraphte Foundation's Board decision is final. No appeal is possible. Furthermore, the Board shall not be bound to justify its decision. 

Support is provided through donations, which can be:

  • Unconditional donations, where Dioraphte grants an amount based on a request, according to the conditions provided with the grant.
  • Maximum donations, where Dioraphte determines a maximum contribution based on the budget in the request. The final report determines the actual contribution, which is calculated based on the difference between the planned expenditure in the application budget and the actual expenditure

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


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

Kuipershaven 169,