With the ultimate goal of increasing human capital and tackling existing inequalities, Saving Brains seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner.
Funding is open to innovative solutions that address the risk factors facing children living in adversity by promoting health and nutrition, providing enrichment and nurturing, and protecting against maltreatment.
Areas of particular interest include innovations designed for use in humanitarian contexts and fragile settings, innovations that provide support to adolescent parents, and innovations with demonstrated scale and strong paths to sustainability that have not yet measured impact on child development.
Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD over a maximum of 24 months.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 11, 2017, at 3:00 p.m ET
**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.
If you are not already on Grand Challenges Canada’s mailing list and would like to be notified of new programs and kept up-to-date with all the latest developments, including news, publications and job opportunities, please subscribe to our mailing list.