Linking Education and Child Health Grants

Deadline: 30 September, 2012
Open to: Countries from Asia (China, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia) and Latin America(Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru)
Grant: CHF 80,000 – CHF 150,000


The UBS Optimus Foundation (UBSOF) is an independent non-profit philanthropic organization established by UBS in 1999. The foundation supports high-quality, innovative, impactful projects around the world focusing on three core areas for children: health, early education and protection.
UBS Optimus Foundation has issued a targeted call for proposals on ‘Linking Education & Child Health.’ This call is for organizations from selected Asian countries and selected countries from Latin America. This foundation supports organizations within three distinct phases of programmatic development. Within the first stage, the innovation phase of project funding, it seeks to support unconventional, “out of the box” and even risky – yet promising – new ideas.
For this targeted call for proposals, it seeks projects which link early childhood education and health, with a particular emphasis on reduction of parasitic diseases and/or application of micronutrients to improve children’s cognitive development, education and health outcomes.
They must involve research and/or innovation (not simply delivering services), and must display potential for longer term sustainability and scalability.
Robust outcome measurement and research on effectiveness, including cost-effectiveness, are also desirable. Additional attractive project features include leveraging and learning from local/traditional expertise and building local community skills to address local problems.


This call is for organizations from Asian countries (priority countries: China, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia) and from Latin America (priority countries: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.)
Any organization or institution is welcome to apply, including organizations and researchers involved in, education, public health or nutrition.
The Foundation requires partnerships between organizations of different disciplines, such as between NGOs, universities and/or research institutes.
Please note that only organizations from select countries in Asia and Latin America can apply for this opportunity.
For more information about the selected countries from Asia, go here.
For more information about the selected countries from Latin America, go here.
The funding amount is from CHF 80,000 – CHF 150,000.


Any organization or institution is welcome to apply, including organizations and researchers involved in, education, public health or nutrition.

Project details:

• Short application of no more than 4 pages using the application form
• Applicants must electronically submit responses to the PDF form provided
• Novel, unconventional ideas
• Term of 12 – 24 months
• Funding of CHF 80,000 – CHF 150,000

You should also fill in the budget template.
Proposals must be emailed electronically to

The deadline is 30 September 2012.

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