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.

Grand Challenges India: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance

Initiative: Grand Challenges India

Applications Open: 
April 11, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Description: 

We seek new approaches that have the potential to transform public health action on a regional or global scale by identifying and filling gaps in knowledge on the burden of resistance to antibacterial agents, including the linking together of different research communities for new perspectives on the problem.

Grand Challenges Explorations - Brazil: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance

Initiative: Grand Challenges Brazil

Applications Open: 
April 5, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Description: 

We seek new approaches that have the potential to transform public health action on a regional or global scale by identifying and filling gaps in knowledge on the burden of resistance to antibacterial agents, including the linking together of different research communities for new perspectives on the problem.

Grand Challenges South Africa: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance

Initiative: Grand Challenges South Africa

Applications Open: 
March 29, 2018 to May 16, 2018
Description: 

We seek new approaches that have the potential to transform public health action on a regional or global scale by identifying and filling gaps in knowledge on the burden of resistance to antibacterial agents, including the linking together of different research communities for new perspectives on the problem.

Grand Challenges Africa: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance

Initiative: Grand Challenges Africa

Applications Open: 
March 29, 2018 to May 16, 2018
Description: 

We seek new approaches that have the potential to transform public health action on a regional or global scale by identifying and filling gaps in knowledge on the burden of resistance to antibacterial agents, including the linking together of different research communities for new perspectives on the problem.

Campylobacter spp. Transmission Dynamics in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Initiative: Grand Challenges

Applications Open: 
March 5, 2018 to May 2, 2018
Description: 

We seek to generate data to understand the sources of Campylobacter infection in children - and the dynamics of transmission in the community - in low- and middle-income countries. There is mounting evidence of the burden of Campylobacter-attributed diarrhea and growth-faltering in children in these communities, and understanding the source of these infections will help define the best strategy to mitigate them.

Grand Challenges Explorations - Brazil: Data Science Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Brazil

Initiative: Grand Challenges Brazil

Applications Open: 
March 5, 2018 to May 2, 2018
Description: 

We seek to promote new approaches for analyzing data related to social programs and public health in Brazil, with the goal of insights that can be used to improve maternal and child health in Brazil and around the world. There is now a key opportunity to accelerate research in this area by analyzing administrative and clinical outcomes databases in Brazil to formulate public health recommendations that are data-driven and cost effective. Applicants must be Brazilian researchers located in Brazilian organizations.

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

Initiative: Misk Grand Challenges

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

Initiative: Misk Grand Challenges

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.

Innovations in Immunization Data Management, Use, and Improved Process Efficiency (Round 21)

Initiative: Grand Challenges Explorations

Applications Open: 
March 5, 2018 to May 2, 2018
Description: 

We seek to promote the effective use of timely and relevant data to increase the number of children vaccinated globally. We are looking for innovative ideas in two specific areas: measurement approaches for immunization data (e.g., process, equity, coverage indicators) and approaches for improving process efficiency that will lead to improved quality of service delivery.

Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition (Round 21)

Initiative: Grand Challenges Explorations

Applications Open: 
March 5, 2018 to May 2, 2018
Description: 

We seek to advance innovative technologies to enhance the availability and accessibility of affordable, nutritious foods for low-income consumers, working within the key constraint that these innovations must be relevant to market-based food systems in low- and middle-income countries. Overall, our target population is young women, mothers, and children from 6-23 months of age.

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