Funding opportunity: Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health
Funder: Grand Challenges Canada
This program aims to tap into the creativity, knowledge and skills of emerging Canadian innovators to solve some of the most persistent health challenges in the developing world through scientific/technological, business, and social innovation. We call this approach
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 pricepoint?
Value: Awards are initially valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 18 months to demonstrate proof-of-principle of the idea. Upon application and successful review at 12-18 months after the initial award is granted, scale-up grants of up to $1 million CAD for two years may be awarded.
Deadline: September 19, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
If you are unsure if your project fits this call, or you would like support in building team members, or need any other assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our International Research Office team would be very pleased to assist with the development of the applications.