Grant Opportunities

The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key health and development problems. See below for Grand Challenges and related grant opportunities.

Assess Family Planning Needs, Preferences and Behaviors to Inform Innovations in Contraceptive Technologies (Round 18)

Applications Open: 
September 13, 2016 to November 9, 2016

Develop Novel Platforms to Accelerate Contraceptive Drug Discovery (Round 18)

Applications Open: 
September 13, 2016 to November 9, 2016

Design New Solutions to Data Integration for Malaria Elimination (Round 18)

Applications Open: 
September 13, 2016 to November 9, 2016

Accelerate Development of New Therapies for Childhood Cryptosporidium Infection (Round 18)

Applications Open: 
September 13, 2016 to November 9, 2016
Water Security

Securing Water for Food

Initiative: Grand Challenges for Development

Applications Open: 
August 15, 2016 to October 10, 2016
Description: 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Government of South Africa have joined together to launch Securing Water for Food. This initiative seeks to foster innovation that will enable the production of more food with less water or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution.

Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative – India

Initiative: Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative

Applications Open: 
August 31, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Description: 

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) at the Ministry of Science & Technology of the Government of India and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have launched the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) – India grant opportunity. The goal of HeLTI is to generate evidence that will inform national policy and decision-making in India, Canada and other participating countries for the improvement of health and mitigation of the risks of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Letters of Intent are due October 18, 2016.