Grand Challenges Canada calls for proposals on innovations for global health

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Grand Challenges Canada is seeking proposals for the improvement of global health conditions. The grant of CA$100,000 will be funded by the government of Canada in partnership with the International Development Research Center.

Focus areas include drug discovery, medical devices and diagnostics, vaccine development, health and medical education, maternal and child health, noncommunicable diseases (including mental health and cancer), information communication technologies, health-related water and sanitation, and agriculture.

Grants valued at CA$100,000 for up to 12-18 months will be awarded to demonstrate proof-of-concept. Upon successful review of proposals 12-18 months after the initial award, scale-up grants of up to CA$1 million may be awarded with potential linkages to private sector investments.

The call for proposals is part of the Stars in Global Health Program, which enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop bold ideas with big impact on advancing global health.

Deadline for submission is on September 5, 2012, 3:00 p.m. EDT. For more information, visit this link.

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