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Grand Challenges Explorations Round 5

$100,000 Research and Development for Global Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/19/10 12:00 PM


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Funds innovative ideas that could lead to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, and other technologies targeting diseases that claim millions of lives every year. This grants supports hundreds of early-stage research projects – including many ideas that have never before been tested -- and scientists from a wide range of disciplines and regions.

This grant is an extension of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s commitment to the Grand Challenges in Global Health, which was launched to accelerate the discovery of new technologies to improve global health. The foundation is committed to support hundreds of projects on topics such as making childhood vaccines easier to use in poor countries, and creating new ways to control insects that spread disease.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123712

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Term of Contract:

12 months - Phase I grantees have one chance to apply for Phase II funding of up to $1,000,000 USD over two (2) years.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grand Challenges Explorations is open to both foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Grants will not be provided to individuals.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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