Grand Challenges in Global Health
 
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Grand Challenges – Fostering innovation in global health research
The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative fosters scientific and technological innovation to solve key health problems in the developing world. The initiative includes the Grand Challenges in Global Health grant program and the newer Grand Challenges Explorations grant program.
Grand Challenges in Global Health Opportunities
The Grand Challenges in Global Health grant program, launched in 2003, began with the award of 45 grants totaling $458 million to scientists from 33 countries. Grants target an expanding set of Grand Challenges.
Grand Challenges Explorations Opportunities
The Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics.

 News & Events

June 8, 2015
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced funding for 52 new projects from 19 countries through its Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative. Phase II funding for another 6 projects was also announced.
Grand Challenges Explorations Round 15 closed on May 13, 2015. Applications are no longer being accepted.
October 7, 2014
An international set of partners announced the next phase of Grand Challenges at the 10th annual Grand Challenges meeting.
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