2020 Children’s Prize Contest ($150,000) for Children’s Live Savers

Competition Grant / Award
  • Apply Before : June 28, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 16046
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
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Opportunity Description

The Children’s Prize is an open online competition with a mission to thrive child health and survival by insisting on impact and data-driven intervention. Children’s Prize Foundation invites any individual, organization, or team meeting the criteria to submit an application for the Children’s Prize contest. Project proposals are accepted from applicants globally. The Children’s Prize is awarded to scientifically-minded people with an interest in global child health and an ironclad commitment to prove the impact of their work. Between 2013 and 2017, the Prize has awarded over $1,700,000 to such individuals and organizations all over the globe.

Deadline: June 28th, 2020

Award value: $150,000

Prize awarding date: November 2020

Why this prize matters?

Child mortality is a key indicator for child health and well-being, in which child survival remains a dire concern. According to official children’s health figures, about 15,000 children die every day- equivalent to about 10 deaths occurring every minute which is highly unacceptable and shocking.

Majority of these deaths occur due to treatable causes, communicable diseases and neonatal complications being responsible for the vast majority of under-five deaths globally. To ensure that more children under the age of five survive and grow, we must harness knowledge from around the world and across a broad range of disciplines to find the most effective solutions.

Who can apply?

Proposals will be acknowledged from non-profits (charities), for profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or higher. Though the prize funds may only be used for charitable purposes, as specified in the contest goals.

Enter a ready-to-implement project plan that is focused on saving children’s lives under-five and win the prize! The language of contest is English.

Submission evaluation criteria

Projects are evaluated based on their:

  • ability to affect rates within a child mortality indicator (U5MR, IMR, NMR, etc.)
  • effectiveness
  • innovation and measurability of the intervention approach within global health
  • feasibility of the proposed lives-saved estimate
  • possibility of success
  • ease of verification
  • inclusion of a process impact evaluation

Project proposals submitted may include, but are not limited to, intervention solutions in healthcare services, technology, education, infrastructure and agriculture.

How will it be judged?

The prize will be judged by the Children’s Prize administrators and an independent, highly-qualified judging committee. All decisions of the Prize judges are final and they reserve an absolute authority over the Prize.

Submission process

Entrants should submit an online application through the link below.

The contest process consists of three major rounds and two review periods.

Round 1: Contest participation commences with submission of the brief entry form. After the revision of all Round 1 submissions, applicants will be notified of their R1 result to continue.

Round 2: Invitation only. The selected applicants from Round 1 will be asked to submit a more detailed application and needed supporting material. After it closes, there will be an extra review period to elect finalists and applicants will be notified of the decision.

Round 3: Q&A and judging. Finalists will participate in a Q&A by the prize administrators and judges, and a comprehensive review of all materials submitted by the expert panel. After the completion of final review, the judges then vote and the Prize winner announcement takes place.

Apply now

For queries about technical issues please email info@childrensprize.org.

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