The Packard Foundation’s Quality Innovation Challenge is a global call for creative ideas to improve quality in sexual and reproductive health and rights. This third Quality Innovation Challenge will be launched at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda in November 2018 and is funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Up to $700,000 in one time grants will be awarded to support ideas submitted as part of the Quality Innovation Challenge.
Access to quality reproductive and sexual health care is a fundamental right for all individuals, no matter where they live in the world. When it comes to understanding her body, her choices and her voice, too often women and girls are not given the tools they need to understand their rights. Change requires creative thinking and risk-taking and we champion extraordinary leaders who are doing the work on the ground and to make meaningful impact in their communities.
IN-PERSON APPLICATION is limited to those participating at ICFP and attending the Quality Innovation Challenge lunch event on Tuesday, November 13 beginning at 13:25 in rooms MH1 & 2, located on the ground floor of the Kigali Convention Centre–extension building.
ONLINE APPLICATION is open to all individuals at www.packard.org/quality. Individuals submitting an idea must be affiliated with an organization capable of receiving a Foundation grant.
Ideas are not restricted by geography but the project must focus on one of the Foundation’s priority areas: ASHR/youth, contraception/family planning and abortion. ICFP participants at the Quality Innovation Challenge lunch event will be eligible to submit an idea for a one time grant of up to $100,000. All others may submit an idea online to be considered for a one time grant of up to $50,000.
How to participate
There are two ways to submit ideas:
- IN-PERSON SUBMISSION: ICFP attendees can attend the Quality Innovation Challenge lunch event on Tuesday, November 13 beginning at 13:25 in MH1 & 2, located on the ground floor of the Kigali Convention Centre – extension building. Submission forms will be available at the lunch event. Ideas submitted in-person during the lunch session will be accepted until 16:00 local time on Tuesday, November 13. Completed applications must be placed in the designated submission box located in rooms MH 1 & 2 during the lunch event. Applications completed after 14:25 may be submitted until 16:00 local time in the Press Room, located one floor above MH 1 & 2. Late applications will not be accepted.
- ONLINE SUBMISSION: Anyone can submit an idea online at www.packard.org/quality from 13:20 localtime on Tuesday, November 13 thru 23:59 (GMT+2) on Thursday, November 15. Late applications will not be accepted.
All project ideas will be reviewed by a panel of experts and those selected for further consideration will be invited to submit a full proposal submission to the Foundation.
The top 10 submissions from the Quality Innovation Challenge lunch event will be announced at the ICFP closing plenary on Thursday, November 15. These applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal to the Foundation for a one time award of one of five grants of up to $100,000.
Online submissions will be reviewed in the weeks following ICFP. Organizations will be notified by January 31, 2019 if they will be invited to submit a full proposal to the Foundation for a one time award for one of four grants of up to $50,000.
For more information,please visit Quality Innovation Challenge 2018