Nierstichting – Health~Holland PPS Call

This Call for pre-proposals is an initiative of the Dutch Kidney Foundation (DKF) in collaboration with Health~Holland (Top Sector Life Sciences & Health). Together we strive for the translation of knowledge in the renal field towards relevant applications for kidney patients, their relatives , and risk groups for developing chronic kidney disease.

The topic of research fits within the social theme 'Health & Care', the central mission and at least one of the five focused missions that contribute to the central mission of this theme, as concretized in the Knowledge & Innovation Agenda (KIA) 2024-2027 Health and Care, and the objectives of the regulation. The Dutch Kidney Foundation – Health~Holland PPP Call 2024 is open to proposals that involve development starting at Technology Readiness Level 4 (TRL 4).

The total available budget for the Dutch Kidney Foundation – Health~Holland PPP Call 2024 is €1.400.000, consisting of €1.000.000 contribution by the ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, through PPP-Subsidy that was granted to the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health for the stimulation of Public-Private Partnerships and €400.000 in cash contribution by the DKF.

In this call for proposals two projects will be funded. Maximum available grant per application:

  • PPP Subsidy: €500.000
  • In cash contribution (DKF): €200.000

To optimize the utilization of the available PPP subsidy each project must use €500.000 PPP subsidy.

Intended timeline

Deadline pre-proposals: 12 June 2024
Invitation Full Proposals: July 2024
Deadline Full Proposals: 1 November 2024
Presentation & Interview Assessment Committee: February 2025
Award or rejection letter: 1 March 2025


The deadline to submit your pre-proposals is on Wednesday 12 June 2024, 23:59h.


Submitting applications can only be done via the Kidney Foundation. For application and the process of application click here.

The pre-application form can be found below (under ‘Forms’).

The International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) of the Dutch Kidney Foundation will assess the submitted applications. The full applications will be assessed by external scientific reviewers, a panel of patient representatives and the ISAB. The reviewers and advisory boards give advice, which is of significant importance to the final decision by the program committee of the Dutch Kidney Foundation.

Terms and information Nierstichting – Health~Holland PPS Call 2024