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FID | Innovation Funding for sustainable development

| Sectors: Sustainable development, education, health, climate change, and gender equality
| Granting entities: Fund for Innovation in Development (Agence francaise de development)
| Deadline: On a rolling basis
| Type of support: Grants
| Funding/benefits: from 50,000 euros to 4 millions euros
| Applicants: researchers, governments, NGOs and for-profit companies
| Locations: Low and middle income countries

Synopsis: The FID deploys different stages of funding, depending on the level of maturity of the innovation:

Stage 0 – Prepare grants: These grants support the development of proposals for Stage 1, 2 or 3 grants: UP TO €50K

Stage 1 – Pilot: Pilot stage of innovations that are early in development and need real-world testing to refine the basic model and establish the viability of the innovation at small scale: UP TO €200K

Stage 2 – Test and Position for Scale: The further testing and continued growth of innovations to assess the likelihood that they can achieve both impact and viability at a larger scale: UP TO €1.5M

Stage 3 – Transition to Scale: Transition of rigorously tested and validated solutions to widespread scaling: UP TO €4M.

Transforming Public Policy: Innovations that have reached a mature stage and that are intended to be highly catalytic for public policy transformations.: UP TO €150K

FID accepts applications:

  • for innovations in any sector, and specifically encourages applications for solutions in education, health, climate change, and gender equality
  • for innovations in all low- and middle-income countries, and specifically encourages applications from the priority countries for French aid
  • from nearly any type of applicant, including researchers, governments, NGOs and for-profit companies.

Link to application here.

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