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Partner Opportunity:Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Grants for African Innovators

Published on February 07, 2017

The February 17, 2017 deadline for the first call for proposals for the Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Grants is fast approaching.

Up to US$100,000 will be given 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 is focused on innovators seeking solutions and strategies:

  • To reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths in Africa
  • For creative communication approaches to inspire African governments to fund R&D.

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