Gates Foundation Explorations grants now open

17 March 2011

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 7.

Grand Challenges Explorations fosters innovation in global health research.

Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have been awarded to 405 researchers from 34 countries.

The program is open to anyone from any discipline.

The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Applications are submitted online, and winning grants are chosen approximately 4 months from the submission deadline.

Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.