Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge: Who can apply and application process
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- Who can apply
- Application process
- How to submit your proposal
- Behavioural insights
Who can apply
If you are in one of the following categories, you can apply:
- Indigenous organizations or groups
- not-for-profit voluntary organizations
- unincorporated groups, societies and coalitions
- individuals or groups capable of conducting public health activities
- organizations and institutions supported by provincial and territorial governments, such as schools, post-secondary institutions, public health organizations, etc.
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The application process has two stages.
Stage 1: Design
- Participants submit their proposal for a campaign.
- 20 finalists are chosen and awarded $25,000 each to develop and carry out their campaigns.
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming interest and the quality of the proposals received, up to 120 additional participants will receive either $10,000 or $5,000 each to develop and implement their campaigns.
Stage 2: Develop and implement
- Finalists develop and carry out their campaigns over a 12-week period.
- After the campaign, finalists complete and present their final report, which will include:
- an overview of their campaign
- campaign achievements with respect to the objectives
- challenges and lessons learned
- A grand prize winner will be selected and awarded a $100,000 grant to reinvest in support of the health of their community.
UPDATE: Everyone who receives funding will develop and carry out their campaigns over a 12-week period, and present a final report to PHAC. Only one of the 20 finalists will be selected to receive the $100,000 grant to reinvest in the protection and promotion of public health in their community.
How to submit your proposal
This Call for Proposals is currently closed. The following is for information purposes only.
Proposals must be submitted using the template. Contact us for a copy of this template, or if you have questions. Participants will also be provided with a Behavioural Insights Reference Guide and the final report template.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge.”
Here is an overview of the key milestones:
- March 8, 2021: Challenge launch
- April 15, 2021: Closing date to receive Stage 1 proposals
- June 7, 2021: Stage 1 finalists announced
- September 2021: Closing date to receive finalists’ final reports
- Fall 2021: Grand prize winner announced
In Stage 1, the Behavioural Insights Team will assist participants in applying behavioural insights principles to their proposals in the form of a Reference Guide. This tool will be made available to all participants.
In Stage 2, the Behavioural Insights Team will host an information webinar for the finalists. One-on-one coaching will be available to help finalists develop and carry out their campaigns.
An expert panel will assess the submissions and recommend finalists in Stage 1 and a winner in Stage 2. This panel will include experts in:
- vaccine confidence
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) may pre-screen proposals in Stage 1 to ensure that they fit the intent of the challenge.
PHAC will select and announce the finalists and winner.
Local considerations, such as epidemiology and demographics, may contribute to the selection of finalists.
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