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Pathways Options for Combating Zika and Future Threats

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Turn Ideas Into Impact

We know the Zika and Future Threats Innovation Challenge will see a remarkable number of exciting, inspiring ideas from around the world. We are excited to see the community come together from across the globe to design ideas for real-world solutions. We hope that this is only the beginning.

Below is a list of possible avenues to pursue if you’d like to continue moving your idea forward.

  1. USAID Grand Challenge. Some ideators may have already been requested to submit a proposal to USAID’s Zika and Future Threats Innovation Challenge for Development to be considered for potential funding. USAID has specific focus areas and a set of criteria, so if you have not been invited to submit a proposal to USAID, we encourage you to head on down to #2 to check out more options. 

  2. Development Innovations Ventures. Submit a great idea to Development Innovations Ventures (DIV). Take a look at the application guidelines here.

  3. PEER Research Grant. Scientists and researchers may be eligible to apply for a research grant through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program, supported by USAID and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.  

  4. Crowdfunding. A few examples of crowdfunding sites that focus on individuals and their ideas: IndiegogoRocketHubCrowdRiseGoFundMe and Kickstarter

  5. Donate to a specific solution. Check out specific, actionable projects being implemented right now on the ground from organizations like UNICEF and Save the Children where you can donate. 

  6. Know of an implementing organization who might be able to help your idea come to life? Get in touch with them and watch what might spring forward from collaboration.