Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation now accepting grant proposals

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 5 of Grand Challenges Explorations, a $100 million initiative to encourage unconventional global health solutions. Anyone can apply, regardless of education or experience level.

Grant proposals are being accepted online at http://www.grandchallenges.org/explorations until May 19 on the following topics:

  • Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Conditions (NEW)
  • Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns (NEW)
  • Create New Technologies for Contraception
  • Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Diseases

      
Initial grants will be $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to $1 million.  Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at http://www.grandchallenges.org/explorations.

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from scientists around the world and from all scientific disciplines. If you don't submit a proposal yourself, we hope you will forward this message to someone else who might be interested.

Thank you for your commitment to solving the world's greatest health challenges.

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