A reminder. Grand Challenges Canada, a not-for-profit hosted at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, is seeking emerging Canadian innovators with creative ideas to solve some of the most persistent health challenges in the developing world through scientific, business, and social innovation. We call this approach Integrated Innovation.
We are looking for innovative ideas to address complex real-world challenges that involve a scientific or technological solution (new or existing) alone or in combination with social and / or business innovations. From a Social Innovation perspective – are there social innovations (including health systems, the determinants of health, ethical/social/cultural/legal frameworks, public policies, leadership and human resources among others) that will be necessary to bring the scientific/technological solutions that are developed to scale in local communities in an appropriate manner? From a Business Innovation perspective – are there appropriate business systems in place to produce and deliver the scientific/technological solution at an affordable price point? For full access to Integrated Innovation publication, please click here.
You must be within ten years from having completed a PhD or a health professional degree.
Deadline for applications is March 7, 2011. In the first round up to 20 grants of $100,000 will be awarded. Awardees from this round will be eligible for subsequent grants of up to one million dollars.
As part of our public engagement process, we are asking you to create a short video to include with your application. Click on the video link to watch a sample submission video on our YouTube channel. In this short video, Dr. Karlee Silver, Program Officer at Grand Challenges Canada, explains our bold idea for making health global, including some helpful tips for creating your own video.
If you are an emerging Canadian innovator and have creative ideas to address serious global health issues, we want to hear from you.
To apply please go to grandchallenges.ca/funding.
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Grand Challenges Canada is a unique and independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people in developing countries by integrating scientific, technological, business and social innovation. Grand Challenges Canada works with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other global health foundations and organizations to find sustainable long-term solutions to the most pressing health challenges. Grand Challenges Canada is hosted at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health.
For further information, please visit our website at www.grandchallenges.ca, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.