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External Award: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges

February 20, 2019
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Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting grant proposals for the following Grand Challenges initiatives:

Grand Challenges Explorations:

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:30 am PDT. Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grants have already been awarded to over 1420 researchers in more than 65 countries. Initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development challenges. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

Grand Challenges: Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator seeks innovative ideas for how to improve the quality, completeness, and timeliness of routine neglected tropical disease data to help target interventions to all at-risk populations and achieve high intervention coverage and maximal impact on infection and morbidity. Application deadline is March 25, 2019 11:30 am PDT.

In addition, the following funding opportunity is currently open:

WHO TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases): TDR Clinical and Research Development Fellowship is for mid-career scientists and clinicians in low- and middle-income countries to learn about infectious diseases clinical research. Selected fellows have an opportunity to spend one year working in a pharmaceutical company or product development partnership in a high-income country. Application deadline is March 7, 2019 16:00 GMT.

They invite you to read summaries of the GCE grants funded to date and to explore an interactive world map of projects across the global Grand Challenges funding partner network. they look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world. If you have a great idea, please apply.

For more information, visit The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website.

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