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The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key health and development problems for those most in need. See below for a list of Grand Challenges grant opportunities.


Grand Challenges Explorations Round 15
Proposals for projects focusing on six topics were accepted until 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 13, 2015 . Click here for details. Sign up to receive news and announcements via email. This opportunity is now closed.
Grand Challenges: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
This new Grand Challenge focuses on how to effectively reach and empower the most vulnerable women and girls to improve health and development – including economic – outcomes as well as gender equality. Click here for details. Open for applications November 4, 2014. This opportunity is now closed.

Grand Challenges: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development
This new Grand Challenge focuses on new measurement tools and new combinations of approaches to ensure all children thrive – that they not only survive, but also have the chance to live healthy productive lives. Click here for details. Open for applications November 4, 2014. This opportunity is now closed.

Grand Challenges: New Interventions for Global Health
This new Grand Challenge focuses on innovative concepts for vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics with the potential to be translated into safe, effective, affordable, and widely utilized interventions to protect against the acquisition, progression, or transmission of infectious diseases, or to provide a cure for infectious diseases, in resource‐limited settings. Click here for details. Open for applications November 4, 2014. This opportunity is now closed.

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Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development
This third application round seeks post-pilot science/technology and/or business model innovation that produces more food using less water or increases water availability for food production, processing, or distribution, with an increased focus on cutting-edge technologies and business models and innovations that benefit women. Click here for details. Application deadline is May 22, 2015.
All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

This Tracking & Tracing Books Prize Competition seeks innovations to track books destined for early-grade classrooms and learning centers in low-income countries and allow stakeholders, ranging from parents to Ministries of Education and donor agencies, to quickly and easily access tracking information. Click here for details. Application deadline is April 1, 2015.

 

 

Grand Challenges Grant Opportunities

The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative is a partnership with multiple funders. Individual partners have independent initiatives that also use a Grand Challenges-based approach, creating a family of Grand Challenges grant opportunities (see below).


Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development

This fifth application round seeks prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the world, encompassing innovation in science and technology, service delivery, and health care demand. Click here for details. Application deadline is March 27, 2015.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

This Technology to Support Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings Ideation Challenge seeks technology-supported approaches to provide basic education in one or more of the following situations: health crisis, natural disaster, and conflict zone. Click here for details. Application deadline is March 30, 2015.

 

 

Grand Challenges: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
This new Grand Challenge focuses on how to effectively reach and empower the most vulnerable women and girls to improve health and development – including economic – outcomes as well as gender equality. Click here for details. Open for applications November 4, 2014. This opportunity is now closed.

Grand Challenges: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development
This new Grand Challenge focuses on new measurement tools and new combinations of approaches to ensure all children thrive – that they not only survive, but also have the chance to live healthy productive lives. Click here for details. Open for applications November 4, 2014. This opportunity is now closed.

Grand Challenges: New Interventions for Global Health
This new Grand Challenge focuses on innovative concepts for vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics with the potential to be translated into safe, effective, affordable, and widely utilized interventions to protect against the acquisition, progression, or transmission of infectious diseases, or to provide a cure for infectious diseases, in resource‐limited settings. Click here for details. Open for applications November 4, 2014. This opportunity is now closed.

Grand Challenges in Global Health: Preventing Preterm Birth
This third request for proposals under the Preventing Preterm Birth program seeks to pilot one or more high-throughput systems biology approaches using data and biological samples collected prospectively over the course of gestation to provide actionable knowledge for preventing preterm birth. Click here for details. Proposals will be accepted until December 1, 2014.

Related Grant Opportunities
Highlighted below are open grant opportunities for programs with goals related to those of Grand Challenges programs.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Opportunity

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana has instituted a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to train future research leaders who will contribute to infectious disease control efforts. The program seeks to train young African scientists toward building a critical mass for control of poverty-related diseases, equip them to compete effectively for international funding for research work in Africa, offer them international exposure, and facilitate their networking and collaboration with other institutions. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2013. Click here for details.

 

 

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Records for Life: A Design Contest that can Save Lives

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking individuals or teams to re-examine the current child health record and design new ways to accurately track vaccine doses, increase ease of interpretation and use, and incite behavior change to make the record a valued asset for health professionals and families alike. The submissions deadline is October 31, 2013. Click here for more details.

Achieving Healthy Growth through Agriculture and Nutrition

As part of Grand Challenges India, this program seeks approaches to reduce the high incidence of low birth weight, stunting, and wasting in Indian children less than 2 years of age and to prevent undernutrition in women of reproductive age. The submission deadline is October 31, 2013. Click here for details.

 


Reducing the Burden of Preterm Birth

The Grand Challenges Brazil partnership is seeking proposals from Brazilian researchers for innovative research in biology, medical technology, delivery mechanisms, and behavior change that leads to high-impact prevention and treatment solutions for reducing the burden of preterm birth. Letters of Inquiry for this opportunity are due May 7, 2013. Click here for more details.

 

 

Grand Challenges in TB Control

India’s IKP Knowledge Park is seeking proposals for technology driven solutions to improve TB treatment adherence. Grants are open to anyone from any discipline in India (or to foreign nationals, but grant money must be spent in India). The submission deadline is July 31, 2013. Click here for details.

 

 




Saving Lives at Birth 

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development has launched its third call for innovative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings around the world. The deadline is March 28, 2013. Visit the Saving Lives at Birth website for details on the program and how to apply for a grant.  

 

 

Related Grant Opportunities
Highlighted below are open grant opportunities for programs with goals related to those of Grand Challenges programs.

TB Vaccine Accelerator

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new grant program: TB Vaccine Accelerator, part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This program seeks to develop models of natural Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission, define key transmission properties, and develop novel approaches to vaccination that will protect against infection. Letters of inquiry are being accepted online until November 26, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. Pacific Time. For program details and application instructions, please click here.