GLOBAL GRAND CHALLENGES - BILL& MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Date : 13 April 2020
Reported by : Siti Nur Nazeha Bt Saiffuddin Zuhri
Category : Announcements
[DEADLINE: 22ND APRIL 2020]
GLOBAL GRAND CHALLENGES-
BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Dear Respected Researchers,
Datuk Seri/Dato’ Seri/Datuk/Dato’/Datin/Prof./Ir./Dr./Br./Sr.,
We are pleased to inform that Grant applications are still being accepted by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation for the following Grand Challenges and Grand Challenges Explorations initiatives – and multi-language translations are now available for each request for proposals.
The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key global health and development problems.
The application deadline is April 22, 2020.
Grand Challenges seeks new approaches and concepts for the characterization of contraceptive drug targets, the identification of active contraceptive compounds, and the establishment of novel and impactful research tools with the potential to revolutionize the field of contraceptive R&D and yield substantially improved contraceptives that better meet women's needs.
Awards of up to USD $2 million for up to three (3) years.
Grand Challenges seeks ideas for interventions to address challenges related to cesarean section: increasing access to cesarean section where it is currently inadequate, increasing quality and safety of cesarean section to reduce iatrogenic harm to both mothers and newborns, and reducing rates of non-medically indicated cesarean section.
Seed Grants – USD $100,000 for up to 24 months
Grand Challenges Explorations seeks transformative and innovative ideas to support the design and development of a new menstrual health and hygiene product that meets key criteria of being responsive to user needs, focusing on discreetness, affordability, and sustainability.
Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees may have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.
Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions.
Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees may have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD
Thank you, wassalam and all the best!
Grant Initiative Unit, RMC IIUM