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2017 Children's Prize

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Graduate Student
for a Project to Reduce Childhood Mortality

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Children's Prize Foundation

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Deadline Date:

09/11/17 11:59 PM EDT


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Grant to a USA, Canada or International graduate student for a direct intervention project that aims to reduce the mortality rate of children under the age of five. Applicants must submit a brief project description by June 27, 2017. Project proposals may include, but are not limited to, intervention solutions in healthcare services, technology, education, infrastructure, and agriculture.
Projects are evaluated on their:

- Ability to impact rates within a child mortality indicator (U5MR, IMR, NMR, etc.),
- Effectiveness, innovation, and scalability of the intervention approach within global health,
- Feasibility of the proposed lives-saved estimate,
- Probability of success,
- Ease of verification, and
- Inclusion of a process impact assessment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171403

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The 2017 graduate student winner will receive $100,000 in funding to execute their proposed project plan.

Term of Contract:

The Prize does not require a specific timeline, but the intention is to directly spend the money to save children’s lives as immediately as possible. A year or two seems reasonable to achieve this goal in most cases.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Children’s Prize contest (aka “the Prize”) is open to all individuals who are currently enrolled graduate students in a formal accredited academic institution, worldwide.

Please note that the prize funds may only be used for charitable purposes, as specified in the contest goals.

Pre-Application Information:

2017 Prize Schedule

- Round 1 Entry Form: May 16 - June 27
- Review Period: June 29 - July 27
- Round 1 Decision Notification: July 28
- Round 2 Prize Plan Submission Period: July 31 - September 11
- Review Period: September 13 - October 11
- Round 2 Decision Notification: October 13
- Round 3 Q&A and Judging: October 16 - November 17
- Winner Announcement: December 2017

Please note, all submissions must be in English only.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.