Updated Jun 20, 2019CLOSED
Offered by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, Department for International Development, U.S. Agency for International Development and Grand Challenges Canada as part of Humanitarian Grand Challenge
|Stage||Stage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale|
|Region||Low and Middle Income Countries|
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Health Systems (Health)
Conflict Response (Humanitarian Assistance)
We encourage innovations that focus on the needs of women and girls, and peoplewho are socially marginalized because of their gender, sex, sexuality, religion, age orincome, as well as people with disabilities, minorities and people who are stateless.We support innovations that strengthen local institutions, civil society organisations,and service suppliers.
|Potential for Scale|
Proposals should convincingly describe how their projects will eventually reach scale and be sustained. Innovators should use seed funding to test paths to scale and sustainability, and must have a robust plan and proven concept in order to receive transition-to-scale funding.
Innovators funded under this program will be expected to engage in the followingactivities and provide the specific deliverables listed below, in order to demonstrateproject progress and success:
1. Performance reporting focused on utilization of funds and outcomes achieved. Thefrequency of reporting will be every three or six months, depending on our assessmentof project and institutional risk.
2. Dissemination of knowledge in a timely manner, including through social media, openaccess publications, depositing of data with individual identities protected into publiclyaccessible repositories, press releases, conferences, stakeholder engagement, etc.Acknowledgement of the Humanitarian Grand Challenge partners will be required.
3. A final report that accounts for financial expenditures and that captures a clearassessment of the impact of the project. Please note that a 5% hold back of funds willbe applied to all funding under this program, to be released to innovators uponsubmission of a satisfactory final report and full justification of costs.
4. Continued post-grant updates on impact, global access, data access and
management of intellectual property rights in supported innovations.
WHAT WE WILL NOT FUND
1. Approaches that utilize security-related surveillance, weapons, force or
2. Discovery science, merely capacity-building initiatives, ongoing programmatic funding or infrastructure development.
3. Projects that involve establishing proof of concept of innovations for which thecore intellectual property rights are owned by a third-party institution, unlesseither: (a) the third-party institution has granted the applicant sufficient licenserights to the innovation to permit eventual scaling in relevant countries, or (b)the third-party institution is willing to sign an undertaking to Grand ChallengesCanada committing to comply with Grand Challenges Canada’s GlobalAccess Policy