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.
Changes to the Rules and Guidelines will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website. Please read the current FAQs before submitting any questions or concerns.
Each Grand Challenges Explorations application round consists of requests for proposals targeting multiple specific challenges. Read the list of GCE challenges on the Grant Opportunities page and then follow the links to read the detailed descriptions of each challenge.
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.
All proposals must be written in English.
You can create an account using our online Explorations Application Tool. This tool will enable you to register for an Explorations challenge as well as create, edit, or submit your proposal. After you have created an account and registered for a challenge, you can start the online application process. All applications must be submitted through this online system.
You may create an account at any time.