The Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Programme 2023 is now accepting applications. The Bold Ideas with Big Impact from the best and brightest scientists and innovators, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, are supported by the Stars in Global Health program in order to tackle some of the most urgent global health challenges. It offers money to investigate ground-breaking theories at the proof-of-concept stage that combine technological, social, and business innovation.
Through the Stars in Global Health funding call, GCC and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) hope to provide a venue for examining the current state of creative solutions aimed at addressing adaptation requirements as climate change continues to have an impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
This funding call is looking for projects that address the following challenge statement:
The Stars programme is seeking bold ideas that address the human health impacts of climate change in
low- and middle-income countries. These innovative solutions are expected to address the adaptation
gaps and build resilience against the effects of climate change on the human health and wellbeing of
underserved communities. Solutions should consider the fact that older adults, women, young people,
Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, and other traditionally underserved
and minority groups are most vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change in many contexts.
Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to CAD $150,000 for a period of up
to 18 months to develop and test the proposed innovation. They aim to award
approximately 30 seed grants in this round, of which a minimum 60% will be those
implementing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
They encourage locally-led organizations who are meaningfully connected with the
communities they are looking to work with and for to apply to the Request for Proposals.
They also want to particularly encourage Francophone entities based in Western and Central
Africa, and organizations led by women or non-binary individuals to apply.
The applicant registration deadline is January 16, 2023at 2:00pm UTC (9:00am EST). The application
submission deadline is January 23, 2023at 2:00pm UTC (9:00am EST).