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

Grant Amount: $100K UP TO 18 MTHS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jul 23, 2013
Sponsor's: Jul 30, 2013

Subject Areas: Medical Education, Health Services, Drug Discovery, Global Health, Mental Health, Public Policy, Agriculture, Cancer, Vaccine, Maternal Health, Sanitation Technologies

This unique program enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions. Awards are initially valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 12-18 months to demonstrate proof-of-concept of the idea.

In this Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support any Bold Ideas with Big Impact that improve global health. These projects may encompass the whole spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, noncommunicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition.

Application Details: The full proposals will consist of: a brief written proposal; applicant curriculum vitae (CV); two-minute video explaining the target global health problem, the proposed solution, and why it is a creative, bold and innovative approach. Application instructions and forms are posted on the Grand Challenges Canada website ( COST OF 13% MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT BUDGET
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Halbersma,Joseph David

Sponsor Contacts:

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