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We are excited to announce a new funding opportunity for an Ecosystem Catalyst to catalyze systems change in the Kenya-focused public sector demand and scale of health innovations.
Grand Challenges Canada has supported several innovations in their scaling pathways with the public sector and recognizes the need for an ecosystem level of support focused at the government level that can facilitate greater demand, adoption and scaling of innovations by the public sector. This funding opportunity is focused on bolstering Kenyan county government priorities to enable these outcomes.
Grand Challenges Canada invites proposals for one grant, of up to $500,000 CAD over two years, available for a strong sub-Saharan Africa-based team to:
- Support 2-3 Kenyan county government-led efforts to develop sustainable systems that demand, adopt and scale health innovations.
Deadline for applications is August 13, 2021 at 5 PM (EST)
We are excited to announce the initiative has launched its third round of funding! Seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD are available for innovations that seek to test and develop next-generation methods of pregnancy termination, menses induction, or conception interruption.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31,2022, or funds are exhausted. Early submissions are advantageous as the call will be closed once funds have been spent.
Please note that the ‘access’ application is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this funding stream. ‘Access’ applicants will be notified via email of their application results, please refer to the Request for Proposal for the expected timeline.
Request for Proposals
Please note that while the Request for Proposal is available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish, applications will only be accepted in French and English due to limitations in the review process.
We encourage applications from organizations where English or French is not the first language. Applications will be reviewed on content only, not quality of written English or French.
Information Session Webinar
Watch a recording of the information session to learn more about applying for funding from Grand Challenges Canada’s OPTions Initiative! This information session addresses questions concerning the OPTions Request for Proposals, eligibility criteria, the application and review process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please review our FAQ document for answers to frequently asked questions.
Start Your Application
To apply for funding, applicants must register for an account and start their application in Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal. Please note, the application form is ONLY accessible via Fluxx.
Refer to the Fluxx Quick Reference Guide to familiarize yourself with Fluxx.
Further Questions and Technical Assistance
For questions related to this Request for Proposals that are not addressed in the FAQ, contact:
If you require technical assistance with registration or the online application, please contact Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Technical Support Team at www.grandchallenges.ca/fluxxsupport/.