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.
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.
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
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.