Grand Challenges Explorations: grant proposals now being accepted

24 August 2011

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions.

The initiative offers scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs from around the world the opportunity toreceive $100,000 grants.

Applicants can be:

  • at any experience level;
  • in any discipline and
  • from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:

  • Protect crop plants from biotic stresses from field to market
  • Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems
  • Explore new solutions in global health priority areas
  • Explore nutrition for healthy growth of infants and children
  • Apply synthetic biology to global health challenges

Contact: Kate Taylor

Phone: 8627 8137

Email: 290e2e534b1c30520804430303330e172e4860202822675213