Deadline: 6 May 2014
Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is accepting Expression of Interest (EoI) for Large Grants from non-profit institutions. The grant can be requested for innovative projects in development or implementation stage. Request can be made for grant size in between £75,000 and £150,000.
Steps of Innovation supported through Large Grants –
1. Development –
- The development of an innovation by creating practical, actionable plans and guidelines.
- Turning ideas into action, the development stage takes designs from the drawing board and transforms them into real-world solutions.
2. Implementation –
- Implementation of an Innovation to produce real examples of changed practice, testing the innovation to see how it compares to existing solutions.
- Often using pilot projects to move beyond proof of concept, this stage establishes how an Innovation performs in practice. Indicating whether it is successful and should be scaled-up.
Eligibility Criteria –
- Lead applicants must be either a non-profit institution such as a non-governmental organization; or a public or governmental institution; or an academic or research institution.
- The project may be located anywhere in the world and applicant organization can be registered/established anywhere in the world.
- Proposed innovation can be both in the form of consortia application or a single organization.
- One organization can submit up to 2 proposals but one organization can be lead (or single) applicant of only one innovation.
- Proposed innovation must be in a humanitarian response setting as per the definition of humanitarian aid – Humanitarian aid is aid and action designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies.
- Applications must be submitted via online submission portal to be considered for funding.
Selection Criteria –
- Potential impact and scalability
- Methodology & approach
- Project feasibility and effectiveness
- Team composition and capacity to implement