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The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative fosters scientific and technological innovation to solve key health problems in the developing world.

For details of upcoming grant opportunities from Grand Challenges funding partners, please see the Grand Challenges Newsletter here.



Grand Challenges Explorations Round 14

Proposals will be accepted until November 12, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time for projects focusing on six topics. Click here for details. Sign up to receive news and announcements via email.

 

 

 

 

Grand Challenges Grant Opportunities

The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative is a partnership with multiple funders. Individual partners have independent initiatives that also use a Grand Challenges-based approach, creating a family of Grand Challenges grant opportunities (see below).


Global Mental Health

Grand Challenges Canada is seeking proposals for products, services, policies and implementation models that test how to increase the number of people who have access to mental health care, and how to have the greatest measurable and sustainable treatment outcome for each person. Proposals must provide innovative solutions relevant to low-resource settings in low- or middle-income countries. The deadline is January 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here for details.

 

 

Securing Water For Food

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency have launched "Securing Water For Food: A Grand Challenge for Development." Researchers are encouraged to identify and accelerate innovations and market-driven approaches that improve water sustainability to boost food security and alleviate poverty. Proposals are due January 17, 2014. Click here for details.

 


 

Saving Brains - Scaling Impact

Grand Challenges Canada is seeking proposals for Saving Brains - Scaling Impact, an initiative that focuses on interventions that nurture and protect early brain development in the first 1,000 days of life. Innovative solutions must be relevant to low-resource settings in low- and lower-middle income countries. The deadline is January 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here for details.

 

 


Related Grant Opportunities
Highlighted below are open grant opportunities for programs with goals related to those of Grand Challenges programs.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Opportunity

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana has instituted a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to train future research leaders who will contribute to infectious disease control efforts. The program seeks to train young African scientists toward building a critical mass for control of poverty-related diseases, equip them to compete effectively for international funding for research work in Africa, offer them international exposure, and facilitate their networking and collaboration with other institutions. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2013. Click here for details.

 

 

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Records for Life: A Design Contest that can Save Lives

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking individuals or teams to re-examine the current child health record and design new ways to accurately track vaccine doses, increase ease of interpretation and use, and incite behavior change to make the record a valued asset for health professionals and families alike. The submissions deadline is October 31, 2013. Click here for more details.

Achieving Healthy Growth through Agriculture and Nutrition

As part of Grand Challenges India, this program seeks approaches to reduce the high incidence of low birth weight, stunting, and wasting in Indian children less than 2 years of age and to prevent undernutrition in women of reproductive age. The submission deadline is October 31, 2013. Click here for details.

 


Reducing the Burden of Preterm Birth

The Grand Challenges Brazil partnership is seeking proposals from Brazilian researchers for innovative research in biology, medical technology, delivery mechanisms, and behavior change that leads to high-impact prevention and treatment solutions for reducing the burden of preterm birth. Letters of Inquiry for this opportunity are due May 7, 2013. Click here for more details.

 

 

Grand Challenges in TB Control

India’s IKP Knowledge Park is seeking proposals for technology driven solutions to improve TB treatment adherence. Grants are open to anyone from any discipline in India (or to foreign nationals, but grant money must be spent in India). The submission deadline is July 31, 2013. Click here for details.

 

 




Saving Lives at Birth 

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development has launched its third call for innovative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings around the world. The deadline is March 28, 2013. Visit the Saving Lives at Birth website for details on the program and how to apply for a grant.  

 

 

Related Grant Opportunities
Highlighted below are open grant opportunities for programs with goals related to those of Grand Challenges programs.

TB Vaccine Accelerator

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new grant program: TB Vaccine Accelerator, part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This program seeks to develop models of natural Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission, define key transmission properties, and develop novel approaches to vaccination that will protect against infection. Letters of inquiry are being accepted online until November 26, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. Pacific Time. For program details and application instructions, please click here.