Accelerating Catalysing Solutions for Climate Change’s Impact on Health and Gender

Grand Challenges Africa (The Science for Africa Foundation) supported by Wellcome, Foundation S-The Sanofi Collective and Rockefeller Foundation, are launching this call to identify and support promising innovations in climate and health

This Grand Challenges request for proposals seeks innovative research and pilot/feasibility projects utilising transdisciplinary approaches to better adapt to, mitigate, or reverse the combined, deleterious effects of climate change on health and women’s lives in the geographies of interest. These innovations include early warning and disease surveillance systems to respond to climate-event-driven surges in malaria and other vector borne diseases, as well as improved mapping of expanded vector ranges and vector-borne disease transmission. Preference will be given to innovations that are formulated locally or adapted from other contexts. Topics of special interest 1) locally led, system-level innovations that are scalable and sustainable and 2) cross-cutting solutions at the intersection of multiple scientific and engineering disciplines. 

Eligibility: This request for proposals is open to organizations based in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia (Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and Brazil, including nonprofit
organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic

Level of funding: Up to USD $200,000.00 for each grant, with a period of performance up to two years.

Additional information: Global partners may be included, but proposals must demonstrate at least 80% of the funding going to an investigator at an LMIC institution within the geography of interest.

Key dates

  • 31 January 2024: applications close at 14:00 p.m. GMT
  • 17 January 2024: webinar for applicants at 12:00 p.m. – 13:00 p.m. GMT (register here)

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