Funding Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Grand Challenges Canada’s programs. Grand Challenges Canada has the following open funding opportunities:

Saving Lives at Birth 7th Call for Innovations

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), UK’s Department of International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have joined together to launch the seventh round of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development.

Through a rigorous review process, we will identify and support transformational, scalable approaches that advance equity and quality of care to dramatically – and sustainably – reduce deaths and poor birth outcomes for vulnerable women and newborns in the hardest to reach communities of the world. These audacious but achievable ideas with the potential for high-return will be swiftly funded through one of three streams:

  1. Seed Funds to develop and assess the feasibility of innovative ideas,
  2. Validation Funds to introduce and validate the effectiveness of innovations to reach proof-of-concept, and
  3. Transition Funds to transition innovations with demonstrated proof-of-concept toward scale up.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

Transition to Scale – Request For Proposals (March 2016)

In this Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support the scaling of Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. 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.

This funding opportunity is for innovators that were already funded at the seed level by Grand Challenges Canada or its partners. External applicants may come from current Grand Challenges Canada partners, including the Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace; potential new partners will be considered and evaluated by Grand Challenges Canada, at its sole discretion, prior to inviting applications from innovators they have previously funded.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: We will be accepting applications on a continuous 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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