2015 Caplow Children’s Prize ( $250,000 for saving Children’s lives)

Application Deadline: June 12 2015

The 2015 Children’s Prize seeks the best and most effective project that proposes to save the greatest number of children’s lives with $250,000.

The Children’s Prize is an open web-based competition focused on under-five child survival with eligibility extending to everyone, individuals and organizations, across the world. Through our entrepreneurial and scientific approaches we are ensuring that more children under the age of five survive and thrive.

The 2015 Children’s Prize seeks the best and most effective project that proposes to save the greatest number of children’s lives.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Anyone can apply.
  • Proposals will be accepted from non-profits (charities), for profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or older.
  • The Children’s Prize is available to anyone worldwide that:
  • works with or for children,
  • could save more children’s lives with more funding,
  • could save those lives within two years, and
  • has an excellent but realistic plan that includes an impact assessment.

Entries will be evaluated based on the:

  • 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 an impact assessment.

Each proposal submitted must clearly define the specific child mortality indicator it will impact. For example, indicators may include:

  • Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR): also referred to as Child Mortality Rate, is the probability of dying between birth and exactly five years of age expressed as per 1,000 live births.
  • Infant Mortality Rate (IMR): is the probability of dying between birth and exactly one year of age expressed as per 1,000 live births.
  • Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR): is the probability of dying before reaching 28 days of age, expressed as per 1,000 live births in a given year.
  • Perinatal Mortality Rate  (PMR): is the number of perinatal deaths (defined as a stillbirth or an early neonatal death) over the total number of births (stillbirths and live births) per 1,000 total births.

Timeline:

June
Round 1 closes. Review Period. Approximately 10-20% of Round 1 entries will be invited to provide additional information and materials.

July
Round 2 opens and is by invitation only.

August-September
Round 2 closes. Review period. Approximately 10-20% of Round 2 applications will be judged by the expert committee.

 October
Judging Committee convenes in Miami.

December
Winner announced.
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One winner will be awarded the $250,000 prize to directly execute their proposed project, within two years. Think you have the best project idea to save the most children under-five? Apply now,

 

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