Monday, August 30, 2010
Grand Challenges Explorations From The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.
Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 2, 2010 on the following topics:
* New! The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Ways to Accelerate, Sustain and Monitor Eradication
* New! Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies
* New! Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection
* Create New Technologies to improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns
* Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Diseases
Open to All Disciplines: Anyone Can Apply
The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
Agile, Accelerated Grant-Making
The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Applications are submitted online, and winning grants are chosen approximately 4 months from the submission deadline.
Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.
Application Instructions following the link.
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