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Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Seed Grant

Round 1 Request for Proposals

Call Release date: 17th November 2016
Call Closure date: 17th February 2017

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AESA is committing US$ 7 million for Grand Challenges Africa Grants to fund innovative and bold ideas that will impact on Africa’s health and developmental outcomes over the next five years.
The calls for proposals will be announced each year, and will give out up to US$100,000 in Innovation Seed Grants for two years to innovators in Africa with any level of experience, working in any discipline in colleges, universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organisations.
Projects which show promising results will be eligible to apply for up to $1 million from AESA or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The first call for proposals opened on 17 November 2016 and is focused on innovators seeking solutions and strategies:
1. To reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths in Africa
2. For creative communication approaches to inspire African governments to fund R&D.

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