Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Stars in Global Health

Since 2019, the Stars in Global Health program has focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This program is looking for projects that address the following challenge statement:

The Stars program is seeking bold ideas that will improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, adolescents, children and LGBTQI+ people in Sub-Saharan Africa. The bold ideas are expected to improve the access, use and quality of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education and services and to be resilient to pandemic control measures like those introduced to control COVID-19. Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are innovations that improve responses to sexual- and gender-based violence. 

We highly encourage organizations based in Western and Central Africa, and organizations led by women or non-binary individuals to apply.

Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $100,000 CAD for up to 12 months to develop and test the proposed innovation.

The application submission deadline is June 3, 2021. 

Download the request for proposals

Relevant Round 11 Documents

Request for Proposals in English
Request for Proposals in French

Frequently Asked Questions in English
Frequently Asked Questions in French

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Application questions in English
Application questions in French

NOTE: The application questions are being shared here for ease of reference, but applications MUST be submitted through the Community Portal (Fluxx). Please review the Request for Proposals for additional details.

Start your Application

Click to here start your application on Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal. The deadline to register for a Fluxx account is May 20, 2021. If you have applied for funding in the past, you already have an account.  If you do not remember your password, you can reset it and gain immediate access to the Portal. Simply click on Create or reset password.

To apply for funding, applicants MUST use the online application provided, which is ONLY accessible via the Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal. The application submission deadline is June 3, 2021.

For more details on the FLUXX Portal application process please see the FLUXX Quick Reference Guide.

Additional Questions and Technical Assistance

For questions related to this Request for Proposals that are not addressed in the FAQ, contact ac.se1620455692gnell1620455692ahcdn1620455692arg@s1620455692rats1620455692

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