Deadline: 9 November 2016
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for its Grand Challenges Explorations, in order to foster early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges.
Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. Each initiative is an experiment in the use of challenges to focus innovation on making an impact. Individual challenges address some of the same problems, but from differing perspectives.
Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 1200 researchers in more than 65 countries.
Applications are accepted on the following four topics:
- Assess Family Planning Needs, Preferences and Behaviors to Inform Innovations in Contraceptive Technologies
- Develop Novel Platforms to Accelerate Contraceptive Drug Discovery
- Design New Solutions to Data Integration for Malaria Elimination
- Accelerate Development of New Therapies for Childhood Cryptosporidium Infection
Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.
- GCE is open to both foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions.
- Upon registration, applicants must provide information about the tax status of their organization as different terms and conditions may apply. One should organization’s tax status with the appropriate person or group within organization such as grants or contracts department, finance, or office of sponsored research.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the downloadable application form, available on the website.
For more information, please visit Grand Challenges Explorations.