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.

GHIT: Target Research Platform

Initiative: Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

Applications Open: 
August 19, 2016 to September 14, 2016

The GHIT Fund endeavors to facilitate collaboration and funding of global health technology R&D originating from Japan, to build momentum, and to demonstrate action and results. The Target Research Platform in partnership with Grand Challenges is intended to support a crucial, early phase of R&D—discovery of new approaches, concepts, constructs and solutions to fight neglected infectious disease. Proposed projects should be primarily originated from and be led by Japanese organizations and partnerships will need to be between eligible Japanese and non-Japanese organizations. The first step is to complete an Intent to Apply form by September 14, 2016. If eligible, full proposals will be due October 11, 2016.


Initiative: 100&Change

Applications Open: 
June 2, 2016 to September 2, 2016

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. Ideas can come from any field or sector. The first step in the application process is to register your organization by September 2, 2016.

Scaling Off-Grid Energy

Initiative: Grand Challenges for Development

Applications Open: 
July 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016

Scaling Off-Grid Energy seeks to spur a vibrant marketplace of enterprises that provide off-grid energy solutions that meet the needs of low-income consumers across the African continent, providing access to modern, clean, and affordable electricity. The comment period for the Request for Information is now open.