Children’s Prize to Combat Child Mortality 2021 [Grant Upto Rs. 1 Cr]: Apply by July 30

Applications are invited for the Children’s Prize to Combat Child Mortality 2021.

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 Challenge

Child mortality is a core indicator for child health and well-being, in which child survival remains an urgent concern. It is unacceptable that about 14,250 children die every day- equivalent to about 10 deaths occurring every minute.

Majority of these deaths can be attributed to treatable causes, infectious diseases and neonatal complications being responsible for the vast majority of under-five deaths globally. According to the latest estimates by WHO and the Maternal and Child Epidemiology Estimation Group, of the 5.2 million deaths in children under five that occurred in 2019, the leading causes of death were pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria.

Almost half of all under-five deaths are attributable to nutrition related factors, while more than 80 percent of neonatal deaths occur among newborn infants of low birth weights in the highest burden settings.

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 2020, the Prize has awarded over $1,850,000.00 to such individuals and organizations across the globe.

The first-round runs from June 16th to July 30th, 2021 and is open to individuals and organizations globally. 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 September and the winner will be announced in December.

  • 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 winner will have the opportunity to enter into a $150,000 grant agreement.

Judging Criteria

Proposals will be judged according to how many lives they estimate to save; the credibility of the plan and the proposal; the direct use of the funds, the probability of success and the ease of verification.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply through this link.

Application Deadline

July 30, 2021



Click here to view the official notification for the Children’s Prize to Combat Child Mortality 2021.

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