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Apply Now: $600,000 in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solution

By Wayan Vota on January 8, 2018

Do you have an existing digital health solution? Do you need grant funding to support its sustained development? Does your software rank well on Digital Square’s Global Goods Maturity Model?

Apply Now for $600,000 in Grant Funding

Digital Square, a partnership of digital health organizations, is now accepting proposals for grant funding to support existing digital health software, to ensure the solutions:

  • Are free or Open Source software
  • Gain strong community support
  • Have a clear governance structure
  • Receive funding from multiple sources
  • Get deployed at significant scale
  • In use across multiple countries
  • Demonstrate their effectiveness
  • Interoperate with other digital health solutions

Digital Square will make three to six grant funding awards totaling up to $600,000. Examples of such investments include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing ongoing support for software maintenance of a digital health software tool;
  • Supporting the community and ecosystem of resources (improved documentation, tutorials, etc.) needed to facilitate the adoption and use of a digital health software tool;
  • Supporting ongoing development of features of a digital health software tool which are identified as priorities through existing robust community lead processes;
  • Supporting the establishment of an organizational home for a digital health software tool;
  • Adding new features to enable different business models which broaden the revenue base of a digital health software tool; and
  • Supporting the development of significant new functionality of a digital health software tool according to an identified and well articulated need.

A Concept Note Starts Your Application

Digital Square has a six-step application process that starts with a 3 page concept note, which include the following:

  • Executive summary – Describe in 2-3 paragraphs, for a non-technical audience, the context under which this proposal or work plan is being submitted to Digital Square and the expected outcomes.
  • Consortium team – Describe in brief the composition of the consortium, the skill sets each organization will bring to bear on the proposal or work plan. Identify the organizational management lead who will serve as the point of contact for the proposal or work plan. You can also indicate that you are looking for collaborators during the Concept Note phase.
  • Project description – Provide a few paragraphs describing the project/proposal/idea.

Apply Now! Concept notes are due January 19th.

Digital Square is led by and hosted at PATH and is a USAID program designed and funded in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others.

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Wayan Vota is a digital development entrepreneur and the co-founder of ICTworks. He also co-founded ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, Technology Salon, JadedAid, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things.
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One Comment to “Apply Now: $600,000 in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solution”

  1. I think this is a very good initiative to help upcoming entrepreneurs in Africa and beyond.