Immunization Data: Innovating for Action (IDIA)


Grand Challenges India is proud to announce its fourth call ‘Immunization Data: Innovating for Action (IDIA)’ with technical partnership from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the Department of Health Research (DHR) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), who will be providing their valuable technical and practical inputs in selecting and reviewing projects.

The overall goal of the program is to conceptualize and demonstrate innovations in data systems for immunization to aid in real-time visibility of correlation between consumption and coverage of immunizations.

The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under Grand Challenges India seek proposals that address the challenges in immunization data systems in India that are different from current approaches and stretch the frontiers of the programme. The solutions submitted to this GCI program may deal with integrated health information, or may focus specifically on immunization only. They should have the potential to be scaled up in multiple settings. We also encourage solutions that translate leading and best practices and solutions developed by the private sector as well as academic research, even from outside health sector.

The closing date for the applications is 15th January 2018. The online portal will close at midnight and no applications will be entertained after this time.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) provides a detailed account of the call, the eligibility criteria and other details. Please ensure that you go through this carefully before applying and that your documentation is as per the requirements.

Other call related documents such as the leaflet and poster are also available:

In case of questions please contact: Mission Director, Program Management Unit at BIRAC, at with the subject line: Grand Challenges India IDIA or call us at +91-1124389600


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