Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1​,​070 grants in over 58 countries to date.

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies.

Two-page proposals are being accepted online from 4 ​September until 12 ​November, 2014 on the following topics:
- Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control.

- New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission

- New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children

- Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty

- Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age

- New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Initial grants will be US$100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US$1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. 

 Please also note the ​Global Health Innovation Group on LinkedIn. Developed in collaboration with Grand Challenges Canada, this group offers a platform to connect and communicate with innovators from around the world. Anyone with a LinkedIn account can join and make use of this forum.

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