The Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) is accepting applications for the 2018 RISE (Research, Innovate, Scale, Establish) for Nutrition.

ECF has pledged to invest $100 million in nutrition by 2030. The RISE for Nutrition annual grant funds research on cost-effective, scalable innovations designed to improve nutrition interventions in East Africa.

The 2018 RFA includes a multi-stage process starting with this open call for concept notes. The process now consists of: 

  • an initial open call for concept notes;
  • the shortlisting of semi-finalists whose projects best fit the selection criteria;
  • a workshop series where ECF supports the semi-finalists to develop a full proposal in collaboration with the foundation and external experts;
  • the scoring of final applications and the selection of finalists, who are presented to the board for approval; and
  • the grant refinement process, where ECF and the prospective grantee agree on final implementation and research parameters.

Guidance for the 2018 Request for Application is at

Questions about the RFA should be submitted by 31 October and Concept Notes by 25 November 2018 to