The Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Canada Grant Program
Due Date: October 11, 2017 by 3:00 pm EDT
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations, which 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 1300 researchers in more than 65 countries.
Grand Challenges Explorations is an initiative where initial grants
are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on
funding of up to USD $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an
expanding set of global health and development topics. Applications are only
two pages, and no preliminary data is required. 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.
They are accepting applications on the following three topics until Wednesday,
November 8, 11:30 am Pacific Time:
Tips for applicants in English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese , and Spanish are available. Full descriptions of
the topics in these languages will be available at the beginning of the week of
September 18, 2017.
In addition, as
part of the on-going Saving Brains initiative, and with the ultimate goal of
increasing human capital and tackling existing inequalities, Grand Challenges Canada has launched a new funding opportunity
open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. This challenge
seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect
and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner. Funding is open to
innovative solutions that address the risk factors facing children living in
adversity by promoting health and nutrition, providing enrichment and
nurturing, and or protecting against maltreatment.
The application deadline for Grand Challenges Canada Saving Brains grant
opportunity is October 11, 2017, at 3:00 PM EDT.
For details and application instructions, please visit the website.
They invite you to read summaries of the over 1300 GCE
grants funded to date and
to check out the interactive world map of investments across the global Grand
Challenges funding partner network.
They look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from
all disciplines. If you have a great idea, please apply. If you know someone
else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.