Saving Brains Grant

With the ultimate goal of increasing human capital and tackling existing inequalities, Saving Brains seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner.

Funding is open to innovative solutions that address the risk factors facing children living in adversity by promoting health and nutrition, providing enrichment and nurturing, and protecting against maltreatment.

Areas of particular interest include innovations designed for use in humanitarian contexts and fragile settings, innovations that provide support to adolescent parents, and innovations with demonstrated scale and strong paths to sustainability that have not yet measured impact on child development.

Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD over a maximum of 24 months.


Agency Name: 
Grand Challenges Canada
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Up to $250,000 over 24 months.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: