Through this Stars in Global Health funding call, GCC seeks to create an opportunity to landscape the state of innovative ideas seeking to address adaptation needs as climate change continues to impact health and wellbeing. This funding call is looking for projects that address the following challenge statement:
The Stars program 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 well-being 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.
We encourage locally-led organizations who are meaningfully connected with the communities they are looking to work with and for apply to the Request for Proposals. We also want to particularly encourage Francophone entities based in Western and Central Africa, and organizations led by women or non-binary individuals to apply.
Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $150,000 CAD for up to 18 months to develop and test the proposed innovation.
The applicant registration deadline is December 15, 2022 at 2:00pm EST (7:00 pm UTC).
The application submission deadline is December 22, 2022, at 2:00pm EST (7:00 pm UTC).
The Stars in Global Health team hosted an applicant information session with a Q&A period – the recording can be found here and the deck is accessed here.
We will be hosting another Q&A session on December 8th – register here.