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.

Reinventing Teaching and School Leadership: Preparing the Youth with the 21st Century Skills Needed for a Knowledge Economy

Applications Open: 
November 14, 2017 to May 2, 2018
Description: 

The Misk Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic foundation established by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have partnered to launch Misk Grand Challenges. This initiative seeks to empower youth both with the skills that they need to succeed in the knowledge economy and with the passion required to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. Ultimately, the initiative hopes to nurture a new generation of leaders who will transform both local and global communities.

Activating Global Citizenship: Building the Next Generation of Global Citizens for the Global Goals

Applications Open: 
November 14, 2017 to May 2, 2018
Description: 

The Misk Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic foundation established by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have partnered to launch Misk Grand Challenges. This initiative seeks to empower youth both with the skills that they need to succeed in the knowledge economy and with the passion required to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. Ultimately, the initiative hopes to nurture a new generation of leaders who will transform both local and global communities.

Immunization Data - Innovating for Action (IDIA)

Applications Open: 
November 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018
Description: 

Launched by Grand Challenges India, this program aims to identify and incubate innovative ideas addressing various challenges in the data systems for immunization in India.