In case you missed it: FDI World Dental Federation is still accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund (WDDF) until 15 June 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The fund backs initiatives that promote and improve oral health and prevent oral diseases in limited-income areas with oral health needs.
Who can apply for the World Dental Development Fund?
FDI encourages applicants from within and outside its network. WDDF funding is available to non-members of FDI in addition to FDI Regular and Associate members.
To be eligible for funding, non-member applicants must include an endorsement letter from a Regular or Associate FDI member national dental association (NDA). Previous applicants have included ministries of health, national dental associations, non-governmental organisations, hospitals, and universities.
FDI seeks projects that are designed to benefit individuals and communities with demonstrated oral health needs.
FDI gives priority to projects with a prominent educational component and promising potential for sustainability. Projects should focus on at least one of the following topics:
- disease prevention and/or eradication;
- oral health promotion;
- primary health care.