Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 1200 researchers in more than 65 countries.
The foundation is accepting applications on the following four topics:
- Health Systems Strengthening: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains
- New Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings
- Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behavior Change
- Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems
Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies.
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.