Updated Aug 06, 2018CLOSED

Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Round 10)

Offered by Grand Challenges Canada as part of Stars in Global Health

Through this Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed in low- and middle-income countries. The bold ideas are expected to improve the provision and use of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services.
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CLOSEDSep 25, 2018Deadline
Up to $100,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented in:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasSexual and Reproductive Health (Health)
Gender-based Violence (Gender)
Menstrual Hygiene (Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH))
Child Protection (Gender)
Eligible applicants include social enterprises and other recognized institutions (e.g. non-profit organizations and for-profit companies) that are formed in an eligible jurisdiction, as set out below, that can successfully execute the activities in their respective technical area, and are capable of receiving and administering grant funding.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesInnovations must benefit women and girls who are among the poorest of the poor in eligible low- and middle-income countries. These bold ideas could originate from any recognized institution in Canada or in eligible low- and middle-income countries. All implementation activities must occur in eligible low- and middle-income countries.REQUIRED
Planned Usage of FundsThis challenge is seeking projects demonstrating Integrated Innovation that could be easily implemented in developing countries to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Management TeamIt is mandatory for all applicants from Canada to have a collaborator based in an eligible country other than Canada. Existing and new collaborations are equally encouraged.REQUIRED
Potential for ScaleBy the end of the seed grant, innovators are expected to have demonstrated proof of concept of the idea, developed a plan for scale and sustainability.
Evidence/Proof of Concept
To this end, projects should have a monitoring and evaluation approach to clearly measure these outcomes, identify shortcomings and maximize impact. In the case where it is not feasible to measure lives saved or improved during seed funding, projects are expected to demonstrate measurable change in at least one of the following outcomes:
- Reduced sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), including child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and female genital mutilation and cutting (FGMC)
- Improved use of sexual and reproductive health services by women and/or girls
- Improved use of contraception
- Improved access to safe abortion where legal, and post-abortion care
Reporting RequirementsA final report that accounts for financial expenditures and captures a clear assessment of the impact of the project, including progress towards achieving meaningful access to innovations and widespread dissemination of knowledge.
OtherWe WILL NOT consider funding drug or vaccine development, discovery science, capacity-building initiatives, ongoing programmatic funding that is not applicable to poor women, girls, children and families in low- and middle-income countries.REQUIRED

Application Directions

Applications MUST be submitted through Grand Challenges Canada’s Community Portal

Application And Awards Process

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