Grand Challenges Explorations Round 14



For More Information

please go to the Grand Challenges in Global Health website


The GCE initiative funds innovative ideas that could lead to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, and other technologies targeting diseases that claim millions of lives every year, as well as improvements and innovations in agriculture development and others of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation priority areas.


Open to All Disciplines: Anyone Can Apply

Funding Availability

Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline
  • LETTER OF INTENT to sponsor directly - online: November 12, 2014 by 11:30 US Pacific Stnd time
  • IF INVITED: May 2015

How to Apply

Letter of Intent and full application must be submitted by the applicant using the online portal

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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