The Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine was established in 1980 to provide financial support to practically oriented research and development in acute medicine. In recent years there has also been an added focus on projects related to saving lives at birth in low-resource settings.

The Laerdal Foundation wishes to contribute to an understanding of practical needs within both of these areas.

Grants are awarded in five different categories:

Project Support
Saving Lives at Birth in Low-Resource Settings
Center Support
Program Support
Bjørn Lind Stipend

Until now the Laerdal Foundation has provided financial support to about 1600 projects totalling about NOK 300 mill (USD 37 mill).