Are you involved with an initiative that promotes oral health for underprivileged communities? Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the World Dental Development Fund (WDDF) by 15 June 2023 to get the chance to acquire financial support for your project.
Established in 1999, WDDF supports innovative oral health initiatives in communities all around the world. The fund backs projects with clear objectives to promote and improve oral health and prevent oral diseases in limited-income areas with oral health needs.
Discover the eligibility criteria to apply for the World Dental Development Fund
Each year, FDI supports three to five impactful projects through WDDF, with a maximum grant of CHF 10,000 per project.
To be eligible for WDDF, projects must align with national oral health priorities, have a strong educational and public health focus, and show promise for sustainability. These projects should establish innovative oral health prevention and care programs, particularly for disadvantaged populations. Furthermore, the initiatives must address at least one of the following topics: education, oral health promotion, disease prevention, primary healthcare, or response to COVID-19.
FDI welcomes applications from both within and outside its network. In addition to FDI Regular or Associate members, non-members are also encouraged to apply for funding. To qualify, 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 organizations, hospitals, and universities.
Discover further information regarding the application criteria and process here.
Apply for the World Dental Development Fund