The Gates Foundation recently announced the opening of its Grand Challenges Exploration grant, open to students and professors from all disciplines. Since 2008, the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative has awarded grants in more than 60 countries.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched three new Grand Challenges:
- Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
- Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (part of the All Children Thriving platform)
- New Interventions for Global Health
Proposals will be accepted until January 13, 2015.
Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) Round 14 is still accepting applications for 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
- Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
- New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Awards are $100,000, with applicants eligible for additional funding for up to $1 million. Applicants should apply by November 12, 2014, at 11:30 am PST.