Through the Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health are addressed in low- and middle-income countries.
Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are innovations to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in humanitarian contexts, notably among internally displaced and refugee populations, as well as innovations that improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, so that they are empowered and have greater influence over their lives and futures.
Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to CAD $100,000 for up to 12– 18 months to develop and test the proposed innovation.
DEADLINE: August 3, 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.
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