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.
- 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.
- Development Innovations Ventures. Submit a great idea to Development Innovations Ventures (DIV). Take a look at the application guidelines here.
- 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.
- Crowdfunding. A few examples of crowdfunding sites that focus on individuals and their ideas: Indiegogo, RocketHub, CrowdRise, GoFundMe and Kickstarter.
- 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.
- 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.