GCE Round 23: Emerging Technologies for New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas

Deadline: 10 April 2019

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting proposals for the Round 23 of the Grand Challenges Exploration on the topic of “Emerging Technologies for New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas”.

The Foundation seeks proposals that apply an emerging technology – or a combination of emerging technologies – for new and potentially transformative solutions in global health priority areas.

The goal of this challenge is to foster and support impact in global health through innovative uses of emerging technologies.


The Foundation will give highest priority to approaches that:

  • Represent potentially transformative approaches that would not have been funded by mechanisms focusing on individual technologies or subject areas
  • Represent new perspectives on the problem being targeted, including applying insights from fields outside the priority global health areas that are the subject of this challenge
  • Leverage existing data or biosamples from human cohorts or biorepositories of proven value

Funding Information

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.

Eligibility Criteria

GCE is open to both foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/emerging-technologies-new-solutions-global-health-priority-areas-round-23

  • Avatar Moustafa El-Shenawy says:

    I am the Principal investigator of a Unit called (OBSERVATORY OF FOOD SAFETY AND NUTRITION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES) located at National research Center, Cairo- Egypt.
    In this unit we can create and accept / welcome any international support that enable us to spread the principals of food safety ,nutrition, and environmental conservation in the social community not only in Egypt but also in other developing and/or African countries. I wounder if I am eligible to apply to have any kind of support.?
    Thank you for understanding my request.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Moustafa El-Shenawy,

      Yes, you can apply for this grant as this opportunity is open to citizens of any country. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

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