Topics Overview
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 How Topics are Chosen

Each round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative awards grants against a set of specific topics. In general, topics are chosen according to three major criteria:

  • The topic fits within the goals and disease priorities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The topic contains a roadblock where radical, new thinking is needed for the discovery of an effective health solution
  • Potential projects within the topic are likely to be well suited for the phased structure of the initiative

In addition, we consider whether a topic will engage the participation from scientists outside traditional global health disciplines, as well as researchers working in the developing world.


 Past Topics

To read topics for past Grand Challenges Explorations rounds, please click here.

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