Funding Opportunities

Humanitarian Grand Challenge - Request for Proposals

The United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Grand Challenges Canada have launched Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises.

Specifically, we seek innovations engage the private sector and involve input from the affected communities in order to provide, supply or locally generate safe water and sanitation, energy, lifesaving information, or health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.

Applications shall be received no later than Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. North America Eastern Time Zone (15:30 GMT).

Saving Lives at Birth 8th Call for Innovations

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development has launched its eighth call for groundbreaking, sustainable innovations to save the lives of mothers and newborns in the hardest to reach corners of the world. In Round 8, Saving Lives at Birth seeks to catalyze scale and sustainability of the most promising solutions that bring together cutting-edge science and/or low-cost technologies, service delivery, and demand innovation in transformative new ways.

Saving Lives at Birth has mobilized the world’s brightest thinkers to address the critical issue of maternal and newborn health. Globally, an expansive pipeline of audacious maternal and newborn health innovations has emerged over the past seven years and to date, the Grand Challenge for Development has funded 116 unique innovations.

In the eighth call for solutions, there will be an increased focus on advancing the most successful and transformational innovations as they transition to scale. This approach has been a critical part of the global effort to bring an end to the 303,000 maternal deaths, 2.7 million newborn deaths, and 2.6 million stillbirths that occur each year- a time when mothers and babies are most vulnerable and global progress in reducing mortality has been particularly poor. This gap in interventions is particularly acute in poor, underserved communities and among women who are disadvantaged.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018 at 2PM ET

Transition-to-Scale Program

**Applications to the Transition-to-Scale Program are by invitation only**

In this Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada seeks to support the transition to scale and sustainability of Bold Ideas with Big Impact® from our Stars in Global Health, Saving Lives at Birth, Saving Brains, and Global Mental Health programs, as well as invited innovations from approved partners, such as the Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace.

Grand Challenges Canada makes investments of up to $1.0 million CAD to catalyze the scale and sustainability of the most promising global health innovations.

This Request for Proposals is valid commencing on May 30, 2017 and supersedes any previous Request for Proposals of this nature. The terms and conditions of this Request for Proposals apply to all applications submitted from May 30, 2017 going forward. Please note that this Request for Proposals may be replaced again in the future; we therefore recommend that you return to this page to check for revised versions prior to the submission of your application.

Grand Challenges Canada will aim to provide a funding decision within six months of submission of a Transition-to-Scale application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To learn about funding opportunities from other partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs, visit Grand Challenges Funding Opportunities.

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