Saving Brains

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

The Saving Brains program supports new approaches to ensure children thrive by protecting and nurturing early brain development, providing a long-term exit strategy from poverty. 

As many as 200 million children fail to reach their full potential. Children in poverty have a higher chance of adversity that risks disrupting brain development. This is a devastating waste of human capital that leaves the next generation ill equipped to solve the enormous challenges that lock individuals, communities and societies in poverty.The challenge is to develop sustainable ways to promote and nurture healthy child and brain development in the first 1000 days at scale with lasting impact on human capital in low-resource settings.

Saving Brains is a partnership of Grand Challenges Canada, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Bernard van Leer Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The ELMA Foundation, Grand Challenges Ethiopia, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Palix Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation and World Vision Canada. For more information, visit savingbrainsinnovation.net and view the Saving Brains − Information Sheet (PDF). 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Saving Brains Request For Proposals

Saving Brains, Round 5 – May 2016

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. Through this Request For Proposals, Saving Brains will support applications for seed funding to develop and validate these bold ideas.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  July 29, 2016, at 15:00 ET


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QUERIES

Please submit queries to savingbrains@grandchallenges.ca.