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.

Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section

Initiative: Grand Challenges

Applications Open: 
February 26, 2020 to April 22, 2020
Description: 

Grand Challenges seeks ideas for interventions to address the following challenges related to cesarean section: 1) increasing access to cesarean section where it is currently inadequate, 2) increasing quality and safety of cesarean section to reduce iatrogenic harm to both mothers and newborns, 3) reducing rates of non-medically indicated cesarean section. Proposed activities should be implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh).

Accelerating Discovery for Non-Hormonal Contraceptives

Initiative: Grand Challenges

Applications Open: 
February 26, 2020 to April 22, 2020
Description: 

Grand Challenges seeks new approaches and concepts for the characterization of contraceptive drug targets, the identification of active contraceptive compounds, and the development of novel and impactful research tools with the potential to revolutionize the field of contraceptive R&D. We seek to leverage advances in reproductive biology, both basic and applied, and emerging technologies in drug discovery to establish a suite of capabilities that can support drug discovery in this challenging area.

Innovations in Materials Science for a Transformative Menstrual Health and Hygiene Product (Round 25)

Initiative: Grand Challenges Explorations

Applications Open: 
February 27, 2020 to April 22, 2020
Description: 

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks transformative and innovative ideas to support the design and development of a new menstrual health and hygiene product that meets key criteria of being responsive to user needs, focusing on discreetness, affordability, and sustainability. Truly disruptive technologies harnessing materials science will be prioritized. Solutions must be designed in response to the needs and preferences of women and girls living in low- and middle-income countries and designed particularly with the future in mind.

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Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns (Round 25)

Initiative: Grand Challenges Explorations

Applications Open: 
February 26, 2020 to April 22, 2020
Description: 

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions.