Last date : November 12, 2014
The Grand Challenges Explorations is now accepting applications for the Round 14. Early-stage research projects including many ideas that have never been tested and scientists and innovators from a wide range of disciplines and regions are encouraged to take the grand challenge and secure fund to implement their projects. The grand challenge is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiatives supporting innovative ideas leading to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, and other technologies targeting diseases that claim millions of lives every year. Concepts/ideas leading to the improvements and innovations in agriculture development are equally encouraged for participation in the challenge.
Ideas can be submitted on the following Topics
- Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control
- New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
- New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities Through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
- Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments
- Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
- New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Grant awardees may receive up to US$100,000 to implement the project for 18 months. This is the Phase I project amount. Awardees can apply for a follow-on Phase II grant award of up to US$100,000.
- Applicants can be foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions.
- Individuals and organizations classified as individuals for U.S. tax purposes (including sole proprietorships and some single member limited liability companies) are not eligible for funding.
- Applicants planning to conduct project activities in India may be required to register with the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.
- Applicants will be asked to submit a copy of organization’s registration under FCRA or a written certification that the organization is exempt from such registration requirements.
- Proposal must demonstrate an innovative approach that complies with all restrictions and guidelines for the topic to which the application is being made.
- Proposal should not include personal or organizational information of the applicants in the body. Proposals that include personal or organizational information in the body of the proposal are at risk of being automatically removed from consideration.
Note: Please remember to visit the individual topics and read thoroughly to check the compliance of your idea and other requirements.