|Stage||Stage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale|
|Region||Low and Middle Income Countries|
|Target Beneficiaries||Initiate and/or build upon partnerships between a Canadian organization and organizations in low- and middle-income countries.|
|Planned Usage of Funds||Maximize delivery, uptake, acceptability, sustainability, and impact by integrating
scientific/technological, social and business innovation. We call this “Integrated
Desirable attributes include:
• Approaches that can be used effectively to improve health in communities with no or only basic healthcare infrastructure/personnel.
• Solutions that can be easily assimilated into cultural practices and existing health delivery mechanisms
• Extreme affordability
• Approaches that reflect an understanding of the target user market and addresses the needs of this user
• Solutions that include a solid business plan to drive market penetration and uptake in poor countries
|Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan||Have a strong likelihood of achieving substantial and measurable health gains in an under-resourced setting.|
|Reporting Requirements||The principal investigators funded under this effort will be expected to engage in the
activities and provide the specific deliverables listed below, which will help to
demonstrate project progress and success:
• Progress reporting, including periodic conversations via teleconference and written reports upon request
• Dissemination of knowledge through publications in peer-reviewed literature, etc.
• A final report that captures a clear assessment of the potential impact of the project - instructions for reporting will be provided to successful grant recipients. This report will also identify social, cultural and commercialization barriers to implementation, and an initial plan for delivering the intervention at scale that addresses these barriers.
|Other||Up to $20 million CAD is available for this program. Awards are initially valued at
$100,000 CAD for up to 12 months to demonstrate proof-of-principle of the idea.
Assuming a sufficient number of proposals of merit, up to 20 awards of $100,000 CAD will be granted in this third round of funding.
We initially intend to fund a total of three rounds of proof-of-principle awards. Upon application and successful review at 12 months after the initial award is granted, scale-up grants of up to $1 million CAD for two years may be awarded.
A minimum of 30% of the scale-up budget must be spent in the low- and middle-income country. We 6 expect only a small portion of projects to demonstrate sufficient success to be competitive for scale-up funding.
Simply achieving proof-of-concept will not automatically lead to scale-up funding. Up to 14 scale-up awards may be granted over the three rounds of competition.