The Movember Foundation challenges Canadians to be creative and put forward innovative, outside the box concepts, products or services that disrupt long held assumptions/myths about men and their health in order to get men to do things differently.
Using funds raised through the 2013 Movember campaign, The Movember Foundation is investing $1.5 million over 2 years towards innovation grants to create change across a range of men’s health behaviours.
There will be a minimum of ten innovation grants valued at up to $75,000 per year to a maximum of $150,000 (over two years) under this opportunity.
Project ideas should provide solutions that have the potential for swift uptake in the male health and wellbeing field and should:
1) Engage men in healthier behaviour patterns, or
2) Encourage men to take action early when experiencing symptoms of poor health, or
3) Focus on health promotion including prevention of illness, social and environmental determinants that contribute to poor health decisions or outcomes.
Applying will be a two-step process: 1) Online registration via submission of a one page Innovation Statement due at 5:00 pm EDT June 26, 2014 and 2) Invitation to selected applicants to pitch the idea 5:00 pm EDT August 11, 2014
*Note that email submissions will not be accepted for either step of the process.
The foundations will be conducting a question and answer session on Thursday June 5, 2014 EDT 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Registration for the Q & A can be made through the online RFA system.