Application Instructions Round 15
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 Application Instructions

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 15 is now closed.

(Please note that there are tips for applicants translated into Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Chinese and Round 15 topic statements are available in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Chinese).

 Step 1: Read the Details

To get started, download and read the Rules and Guidelines document (PDF). It contains detailed information on all aspects of Grand Challenges Explorations. You may need to download Adobe Reader to view PDF documents.

Please also read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Any information submitted by you or on your behalf with respect to the Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative (including your proposal, reports, and any related documentation and communications) will be subject to and handled in accordance with the provisions in these three documents.

Changes to the rules and guidelines will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this Web site. Please read the current FAQs before submitting any questions or concerns.

 Step 2: Read The Topics

Topics are presented for each Grand Challenges Explorations round.

Read the detailed information about GCE Topics on the Topics Overview page and then read the Topic Descriptions for this round to determine which topic best suits your idea.

 Step 3: Download the Application Form

Please download the Application Form for specific instructions on the format and content of your application. Please note that some users may see a screen asking them to log in when opening the Application Form. This is an issue with some versions of Microsoft Office. Click Cancel and the Application Form will open for you. We have also provided Tips for Applicants for additional guidance as you write the proposal.

All proposals must be written in English.

 Step 4: Create an Account, Register for a Topic, and Submit your Proposal

You may create an account using our online Explorations Application Tool.  This tool will enable you to register for an Explorations topic as well as create, edit, or submit your proposal.  After you have created an account and registered for a topic, you can start the online application process. All applications must be submitted through this online system.

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