6 May 2014 deadline for: Bill & Melinda Gates 'Grand Challenges' Grant Opportunities
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6 May 2014 deadline for: Bill & Melinda Gates 'Grand Challenges' Grant Opportunities 06 Mar 2014 11:26 #7667

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The following information is from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation re: Grand Challenges grant opportunities (e-mail).

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for two grant opportunities:

1) Grand Challenges Explorations (www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/TopicsOverview.aspx), an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. 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.

Proposals are being accepted online until May 6, 2014 on the following topics:
(www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/AllTopics.aspx)

  • New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
  • Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development
  • Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development
  • Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, leapfrog, disrupt, reach
  • Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting the Development of Interventions for Severe Diarrhea and Enteric Dysfunction

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. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/explorations.

2) Grand Challenges Canada, through their Stars in Global Health program, is seeking ideas that use scientific, social, or business innovation to address some of the most pressing challenges in global health. Talented innovators in both low- and middle-income countries and Canada are invited to apply. Proposals are being accepted until March 10, 2014. More information, including the request for proposals, application instructions, and frequently asked questions can be found at: response.notifications.gatesfoundation.o...A73A41616202B22&


We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, please apply.

Thank you for your commitment to solving the world's greatest health and development challenges.

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Last Edit: 06 Mar 2014 23:42 by muench.

Re: 6 May 2014 deadline for: Bill & Melinda Gates 'Grand Challenges' Grant Opportunities 06 Mar 2014 22:45 #7674

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I think the first item (Grand Challenges Explorations of BMGF) is in this funding round not applicable to our sanitation topic (I thought perhaps hygiene and hand-washing might be part of it, but looking at the topic description in more detail, I don't think so (?)).

By the way, I noticed that the bullet point list of topics on their website is slightly different compared to the e-mail that was reproduced above, where the bullet point on "novel enabling tools..." has had the words "for Severe Diarrhea" removed and now reads (on the website):
  • Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting Development of Interventions for Enteric Dysfunction

It's a pity that "our" topic was only prominent in Round 6 and 7 (2010 and 2011), see here:
www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/AllTopics.aspx

where it was called:
"Create the next generation of sanitation technologies"
(www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Top...on/Pages/Round7.aspx)

The results of many of these grants are available here on the forum:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/96-inn...ience-and-technology

A good proportion of them, about one third (my guess), have recieved follow-up funding and are still active right now.
Some of them have been featured in the SuSanA-SEI webinars, see Youtube Playlist here:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0gMdVBup...ymOPomtqL_XYT5YtLTSK

About the Grand Challenges Canada grants, I don't know much about them.
They were mentioned as a (co-)funding partner on the forum here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/67-san...emergency-sanitation
and here:
www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/34...oilets-in-haiti#5681
and here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/98-res...nd-2-iwmi-ghana#6647

So it looks like a reasonable place to apply for, for sanitation grants - perhaps also for this round? (hmmm, only 4 days to go until deadline of 10 March, that's tight!)

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Last Edit: 06 Mar 2014 23:50 by muench.

Re: 6 May 2014 deadline for: Bill & Melinda Gates 'Grand Challenges' Grant Opportunities 08 Mar 2014 07:53 #7685

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