Posted on May 9, 2012
|Deadline: August 31, 2012
Gates Foundation Seeks Nominations for Vaccine Innovation Award
Gates Foundation Seeks Nominations for Vaccine Innovation Awardm
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting nominations for the second annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, which aims to recognize, celebrate, and spur transformative ideas for achieving health impact through the delivery of vaccines. For this award, the foundation is looking for ideas big and small that are resulting in tangible improvements in vaccine coverage in developing country communities.
The award will recognize individuals or teams that have used innovative approaches to vaccine delivery and as a result improved vaccine coverage among those who need them most. By focusing on the delivery of vaccines, the Gates Vaccine Innovation Award is designed to complement other awards focused on scientific research and development.
The award application process is open to any individual or team from any discipline, including academic institutions, governments, healthcare facilities, research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies.
Nominees will be assessed on three broad criteria: 1) Developing country impact — The nominee should have contributed to the prevention, control, or elimination of vaccine-preventable disease through significant improvements in immunization quality and coverage among mothers and children in developing countries; 2) Innovation and creativity — The nominee should have applied imaginative and pioneering approaches to overcome difficult challenges to immunizing children and achieving impact; and 3) Scale - The nominee's innovation should be at scale or suitable to be implemented at scale within the nominee's country and around the world.
Please note that nominations focused on innovation in research and development are not eligible for consideration. This award is focused only on projects that use innovative systems, processes, tools, and technologies to achievebetter immunization.
The foundation will recognize the winning innovation with a $250,000 prize.
For complete program guidelines, the online nomination process, and information on the 2012 award recipient, visit the Gates Foundation Web site.
Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Health
Geographic Funding Area: National
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