Updated Oct 12, 2017CLOSED

GHIC Innovation Prize

Offered by Unite for Sight

The Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2018 Global Health & Innovation Conference. All conference registrants -- both students and professionals, and both non-profit and for-profit organizations -- are eligible to apply for the Innovation Prize. Early-stage pitches and established-stage pitches are equally eligible for the $10,000 and $5,000 cash awards. The Innovation Prize supports outstanding ideas, programs, and organizations which are locally-developed and locally-responsible.
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CLOSEDOct 15, 2017Deadline
$5,000 - $10,000Amount
Criteria: StageAmount Per Prize
Stage 1 and 2$5,000
Stage 3 and 4$10,000

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 1: Ideation and Stage 2: Research & Development
Implemented in:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa
Focus Areas
Human Centered Design

Other Requirements

Management Team
Team: Who are the members of the team, what is the role of each, and does the current team have the necessary background and expertise to effectively lead the program?
Potential for ScaleDescribe Stage of Idea: Are you in the brainstorming stage, early development, or early implementation stage? What is your progress? How much funding, if any, has been raised? When was the idea initially developed? Ideas in the brainstorming, early development, and early implementation stage will be considered equally.
Evidence/Proof of Concept
Based in Evidence: How is your solution evidence-based? Why will it work? We encourage you to read this article about evidence-based program design: http://www.uniteforsight.org/public-health-management/evidence-based-programs.

Outcomes Measurements:What data will be collected, how will it be collected, and what will be the metrics used for outcome measurements to confirm effectiveness? To help ensure that you effectively identify and discuss outcomes (and not outputs), please read about the critical difference between outputs and outcomes:http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/outcomes

Reporting RequirementsThe semi-finalists and finalists will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
  • Problem: Articulate the problem that your solution is trying to solve. How was the problem identified, and is it clear that this is a locally-identified need?
  • Solution:What is your proposed innovative solution? Why is it important? How will it be implemented in the field?
  • Innovation:How is the idea new and innovative?
  • Locally-Developed and Locally-Responsible:The solution must be based on locally-identified needs, and the role of current local collaborators and partners must be fully delineated.
  • Presentation:The presentation must be professionally articulated and clearly communicated.

Application Directions

Step 1: Apply for Social Impact Labs

Step 2: Apply for Innovation Prize Semi-Finalist Round

Step 3: Selection for Innovation Prize Finalist Round

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