Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program launches second Request for Proposals

Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program—one of the largest investment portfolios of global mental health innovation in the world with over $57 million CAD invested towards projects in more than 40 countries—is seeking innovative and transformative approaches to enhance mental health literacy and/or provide youth-friendly services to address the needs of the most underserved 10 to 24 year olds in low- and middle-income countries.

Innovations must take a person-centered, rights-based approach, and must involve young people with lived experiences of mental health challenges from the outset. Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD to develop and test the proposed innovation.

Application Deadlines

  • November 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST (5:00pm UTC) – All applicants MUST register for an account on the Grand Challenges Canada Fluxx Portal by this date. ONLY applicants registered by this date will be eligible to submit an application.
  • December 1, 2021 at 12:00pm EST (5:00pm UTC) – All applicants MUST submit an application via Grand Challenges Canada Fluxx Portal by this date to be considered for funding. Proposals submitted after this date and time will not be accepted.

For more information visit the Global Mental Health program webpage.

How to Apply:

Please note applications will only be accepted in English and French. We encourage applications from organization where English or French is not the first language, applications will be reviewed on content only, not quality of written English or French.


October 12, 2021


December 1, 2021


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