Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn And Child Health

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Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health 

This program seeks innovative ideas from applicants in low, middle-income countries and Canada,  to that seek to address reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health issues in low-and middle income countries


  •  UofT applicants must hold an academic appointment which would allow them to apply for and receive research funding.
  • Must have a collaborator based in a low- or lower-middle-income country listed in section 4.1 of the Request for Proposals.


Early career investigators (less than 10 years in their career) are highly encouraged to have mentors. However this requirement is not mandatory.

Funding Details

Awards are valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 12-18 months to demonstrate proof of concept of the idea.

Application Process

Applicant are required to complete the on-line application in the Grand Challenges Canada Community Portal as per the Request for Proposals,

Applicants must submit their application via My Research Application (MRA) before the internal deadline.   Once the application is approved by the University, the applicant must submit the application via Grand Challenges Canada Community Portal by the sponsor deadline.


Contact Information

Krista Montgomery
Research Funding Manager, US & International Funding | (416) 978-2155

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