Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health - Deadline July 30 3pm EST

Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, has developed the 
Stars in Global Health program to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some of the most pressing global health challenges.

Deadline: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Applicants MUST apply online through an application website. To start an application, visit and “Create a new account”.

In the Round 6 Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact that improve global health. Projects may encompass the whole spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition.

For examples of the type of projects we have funded, visit Our Grantees and review our recently released Annual Letter from Dr. Peter Singer, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada.

Phase I grantees who complete a minimum of nine months of their Grand Challenges Canada grant, complete their proof-of-concept projects and have solutions that are ready to transition to scale will be invited to submit Phase II – Transition to Scale proposals. The Phase II – Transition to Scale program will require 50% matching of funds through partnerships to be eligible for Grand Challenges Canada funding.