Donor: Grand Challenges & Others
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 07.11.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 100.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Health
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe


1) Objective

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significant potential to transform healthcare around the world. But as AI technology continues to advance, there is an urgent need to position low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to lead the design and co-creation of AI-enabled technologies – thereby helping to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and vulnerable communities. Through this call for proposal, we are emphasizing AI solutions that are locally driven and owned hence more relevant to address the needs of people they intend to serve and more likely to be accepted and used by local communities.

They are looking for projects that seek to solve problems in the following areas:

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Population Health and Policymaking
  • Support for Frontline Health Workers
  • Health Communications and Patient Journeys
  • Health Systems Strengthening

Ideally, the proposal will:

  • Work on a specific problem that has been identified as a priority in Africa.
  • Leverage AI to increase productivity and efficiency in healthcare.
  • Contribute to the body of evidence related to AI use in LMICs across global health.
  • Foster innovation with AI in the interest of supporting public health decision-makers and affected communities.
  • Place a strong emphasis on systematically observing, validating, and quantifying the improved outcomes balanced with cost-effectiveness from AI use.
  • Conform with global principles of AI use i) to do no harm ii) to leverage technology against the toughest/most relevant global health problem iii) ensures that projects are led from LMICs even though there may be a high-income country (HIC) partner iv) local voices and ideas are captured throughout the process, and v) there is a dissemination plan of the outcomes of the projects.
  • Give local communities an opportunity to provide their own perspective and cultural context so that they can decide on both i) their own thresholds for safe usage and ii) the overall utility of AI within their own lives.

2) Eligibility

Eligibility is not described.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Africa.

4) Budget

The funding level is a grant of up to USD $100,000, for each project, provided to the organisation, with a term of up to 12 months.

5) Application

Submission of Request for Proposals is 7 November 2023, 1700hrs East Africa Time (EAT). Applications should be submitted via the SFA Foundation’s Grant Management System – Agaseke.

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