$100,000 Grant Opportunity for Projects in Developing Countries
Application Deadline: September 5, 2012 3:00 p.m. EDT
Civil society organisations from West Africa have an opportunity to create significant impact in resolving health challenges within the sub-region.
The Grand Challenges Canada has launched a $100,000 CAD Stars in Global Health Programme. This programme seeks projects from innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada on how to achieve a bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions.
Grand Challenges Canada is seeking ideas that reflect the full spectrum of global health including drug discovery, medical devices and diagnostics, vaccine development, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including mental health and cancer), information communication technologies, health-related water and sanitation, and agriculture.
Awards are initially valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 12-18 months to demonstrate proof-of-concept of the idea. Upon successful review of proposals at 12-18 months after the initial award is granted, scale-up grants of up to $1 million CAD may be awarded with potential linkages to private sector investments.
Proposals should reflect ideas to address complex real-world challenges that involve a scientific or technological solution (new or existing) alone or in combination with social and/or business innovations.
For more information and to apply, visit this link.
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