The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key health and development problems. See below for Grand Challenges and related grant opportunities.
Grand Challenges seeks pilot studies that investigate the biological effect of traditional locally fermented foods on key microbiome, gut, and health biomarkers in local populations. The goal is to provide investigators in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with the resources to build local capacity to investigate fermented foods as novel maternal nutrition interventions.
Grand Challenges Explorations seeks new and innovative approaches to integrating molecular surveillance into malaria surveillance and programmatic decision-making in malaria endemic countries. Malaria molecular surveillance encompasses the use of molecular biology approaches to interrogate parasite or vector populations to derive epidemiologically actionable information.
Grand Challenges seeks innovative digital solutions with potential to scale and integrate with bundled farmer services. Solutions should address one or more challenges facing small scale crop and livestock producer entrepreneurs in the areas of agricultural advisory, input supply, finance, insurance, market access, and decision support tools.