The Children’s Prize 2020 for Individuals & Organizations passionate about global child health ($150,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: June 28th 2020

The Children’s Prize is awarded to scientifically-minded individuals with a passion for global child health and a strong commitment to verify the impact of their work. Between 2013 and 2017, the Prize has awarded over $1,700,000.00 to such individuals and organizations across the globe.

The Children’s Prize contest (aka “the Prize”) is open to all individuals who are currently enrolled graduate students in a formal accredited academic institution, worldwide. The prize funds may only be used for charitable purposes, subject to expenditure responsibility.

Globally, 15,000 children under the age of five die every day. The Children’s Prize is an open online competition with a mission to advance child health and survival by insisting on impact and data-driven interventions.

 The Prize administrators search for an impactful project that aligns with the Foundation’s goals, has a measured reduction in child mortality, and significant experience in the field. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a second round in August and the winner will be announced in November. One winner will have the opportunity to enter into a $150,000 grant agreement.

Since 2013, the Children’s Prize has awarded over $1,700,000 to life-saving interventions across the globe.

Requirements

  • The Children’s Prize is available to anyone.
  • Proposals will be accepted from non-profits (charities), for-profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or older. However, the prize funds may only be used for charitable purposes, as specified in the contest goals.

The Challenge

Propose a ready-to-execute project plan that is focused on saving children’s lives under-five.

Projects are evaluated on their:

  • 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
  • inclusion of a process impact assessment

To ensure that more children under the age of five survive and thrive, we must harness knowledge from around the world and across a broad range of disciplines to find the most effective solutions. Project proposals submitted may include, but are not limited to, intervention solutions in healthcare services, technology, education, infrastructure and agriculture.

The Process

The contest process includes three major rounds and two review periods. See details below.

Round 1: Contest participation kicks off with submission of the brief entry form. After all Round 1 submissions have been reviewed, applicants will be notified of their eligibility to continue.

Round 2: Invitation only. Those applicants selected from Round 1 will be asked to provide a more detailed application and required supporting material. Once the second round closes, there will be an additional review period to select finalists and applicants will be notified of the decision.

Round 3: Q&A and judging. Finalists will undergo a Q&A by the prize administrators and judges, and a thorough review of all materials submitted by the expert panel. Once this final review is complete, the judges then vote and the Prize winner announcement is made.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Children’s Prize contest 2020

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