Humanitarian Innovation Fund’s call for proposals is to support organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative solutions to the challenges facing operational agencies in the delivery of effective humanitarian aid.
As innovation is taking prominence in international humanitarian system, it has high potential to bring about positive change. Humanitarian Innovation Fund is working to support humanitarian innovators to move creative ideas through innovation process, build partnerships, disseminate lessons learned and strengthen existing relations ships between humanitarian agencies, academics and those in the private sector engaged in innovation processes.
There are two grant types: Small grants facility for projects up to £20,000 for a period of 6 months and large grants for projects up to £150,000 for a period of 18 months.
The Fund encourages consortia applications that bring together a range of actors and draw a relevant diversity of knowledge, experience and expertise. The consortia should be led by either (a) a non-profit institution such as a non-governmental organization; (b) a public or governmental institution; (c) an academic or research institution.
Applicants that are not part of a consortium must be able to demonstrate that they can fully satisfy all requirements of both the ‘Lead Applicant’ and ‘Consortia requirements’. Single entity applicants must also demonstrate significant effort to engage with a broader audience/stakeholder community through their project implementation and dissemination plan.
The deadline to submit expression of interest for Large Grants is 17 March 2011. For more information, visit this link.