University of Saskatchewan

September 22, 2014   


Stars in Global Health Awards

The University of Saskatchewan recently received three Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health awards.

Dr. Anh Dinh from the College of Engineering was awarded $112,000 for his project "Developing a low cost device for breast cancer detection in Vietnam using ultrawideband technilogy"

Dr. Bert Vandenberg from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources received $112,000 for his project "Fortifying Lentil and Chickpea Dhal to Alleviate Fe Deficiency in South Asia" - Bangladesh

Dr. Lorna Butler from the College of Nursing received $112,000 for her project "Pathways to Rural/Remote Health Capacity: Moving Technology from Education to Practice" - Philippines

Funding Opportunity - Grand Challenges Canada

Saving Brains - Scaling Impact:

  • Grand Challenges Canada is seeking bold ideas with big impact for products, services, policies and implementation models that protect and nurture early childhood brain development in a sustainable manner in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Grand Challenges Canada funds a variety of project types, including but not limited to: • Products, including diagnostics, drugs, medical devices/equipment, information and communication technologies • Services, including education or training programs and health care delivery systems • Implementation models, including financial or business models, policies, and social enterprises. Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are sustainable social enterprises that support early brain development.

Deadline: September 4, 2014


International Funding Opportunities for Students

Please refer to these sites:

International Students and Study Abroad and Undergraduate Research

for international funding opportunities for students.