Applications for the Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Program are invited from the best and brightest scientists and innovators from both low- and middle-income countries to tackle some of the most pressing global health challenges. Successful candidates will fully receive funds needed for their projects. Interested participants are encouraged to send their applications before the deadline.
Through this Stars in Global Health funding call, Grand Challenges Canada in partnership with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), seeks to create an opportunity to landscape the state of innovative ideas with the potential for big impact, resulting in improved health and well-being for people and communities in low- and middle-income countries.
The Stars program provides funding to explore transformative ideas at proof-of-concept that apply Integrated Innovation – the coordinated application of scientific/technological, social and business innovation – in order to sustainably bring solutions to scale.
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Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants up to CAD $150,000 for up to 18-month period to develop and test the proposed innovation.
Level and Areas of Study
The offer is for a non-degree programme in areas related to Climate Change and Public Health.
To be eligible for Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Program, applicants must meet the following conditions:
- Proposals from locally-led organisations who are meaningfully connected with the communities they are looking to work with.
- Francophone entities based in Western and Central Africa, and organizations led by women or non-binary individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Interested and eligible applicants for the Global Health Program are required to complete an online application by the application deadline.
The application registration deadline is January 16 and the application submission deadline is January 23.