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. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.
The Grand Challenges Exploration team are accepting applications on the following four topics until May 3, 2017:
- Health Systems Strengthening: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains;
- New Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings;
- Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behavior Change;
- Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems;
Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions in English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish will be available very soon. These two blogs may also prove useful: Innovation for an Interconnected Laboratory System and Improving Timeliness and Completeness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings Will Save Lives.
The Grand Challenges Exploration Team look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, please apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.