Call for Concept Note announced: Fund for Innovation and Transformation - Testing Innovative Solutions to Advance Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls

Deadline: October 5, 2020

The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is a program of the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils made possible through funding from Global Affairs Canada and administered by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. FIT aims to support testing of a range of creative solutions to development challenges, and provide organizations with the opportunity to learn and grow as innovators.

FIT is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. The program is open to civil society organizations, social enterprises, post-secondary institutions and the private sector. FIT will provide successful applicants with $150K-$250K over a 6-15 month period to test their solutions in partnership with local organizations. The multi-year program aims to fund 50-70 initiatives overall.

Please note: As UAlberta can only submit one concept note, UAlberta International is coordinating submission of concept notes for this call.  We have established the deadline of October 5 at 10:00 AM for interested parties to submit their concept notes to UAI, so that we will have time to convene an impartial selection committee in the event that multiple concept notes are received.  In this case, the selection committee will determine which concept note is approved for submission on behalf of UAlberta for this intake for FIT funding.  UAI maintains the UAlberta FIT account, and UAI will submit the successful concept note through the online FIT account portal by October 15.


If you are interested in submitting a concept note, please contact:

Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International

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