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Grand Challenges – Fostering innovation in global health research
The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative fosters scientific and technological innovation to solve key health problems in the developing world. The initiative includes the Grand Challenges in Global Health grant program and the newer Grand Challenges Explorations grant program.
Grand Challenges in Global Health Opportunities
The Grand Challenges in Global Health grant program, launched in 2003, began with the award of 45 grants totaling $458 million to scientists from 33 countries. Grants target an expanding set of Grand Challenges.
Grand Challenges Explorations Opportunities
The Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics.

 News & Events

March 22, 2014
New grants awarded through the Grand Challenges India partnership.
March 20, 2014
New grants awarded through the Grand Challenges India partnership.
March 4, 2014
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it is accepting applications for Round 13 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, which seeks innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing global health and development problems.
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