Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Feb 28, 2011
Sponsor's: Mar 07, 2011

Subject Areas: Health Service Delivery, Community Health, Global Health, Technology Development

The goal of this request for proposals is to support the development of exceptional emerging Canadian scientists in global health who have the potential to be world leaders in global health. We seek proposals for innovative technologies integrated with delivery mechanisms that could be easily implemented in developing countries to improve global health. We seek ideas that are bold and creative, and that have the potential to make a substantial impact on a global health problem.

The proposed innovations would need to: Have a strong likelihood of achieving substantial and measurable health gains in an under-resourced population; Maximize delivery, uptake, acceptability, sustainability, and impact by integrating scientific and technological innovation with social and / or business innovation.

Application Details: Applicants must: Be no more than 10 years from having completed a PhD or a health professional degree at the time of taking up the award; The applicant does not need to be a Canadian citizen but must be affiliated with a Canadian institution.The full proposals will consist of a written proposal in addition to a 1-2 minute video explaining the target global health problem, their solution, and why it is a creative, bold, and innovative approach. Please see for application guidelines and submission instructions. Completed proposals must be submitted by 11:59pm (EST) March 7, 2011.
NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Katsivo,Melanie

Sponsor Contacts:

McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health
MaRS Centre South Tower
101 College Street, Suite 406
Toronto, Ontario, Canada