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Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations

Published: 27 September 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date. Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies.

Two-page proposals are being accepted online until November 12, 2014 on the following topics:

  • Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control.
  • New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission.
  • New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children.
  • Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty.
  • Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age.
  • New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions.

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:

 Submission Instructions: 

Please read the guidelines carefully to ensure that your project meets the requirements of the program.

McGill University/Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Deadline: November 6, 2014 at 10:00 ET

Researcher to submit electronic copy of the proposal and a completed and signed McGill University/Office of Sponsored Research Checklist to the stated internal contact.

McGill University/Office of Sponsored Research Contacts:

Biomedical and Health Sciences (BHS):

martyn.liness [at] (Martyn Liness) (Grants & Agreements Officer)

Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE):

christian.chouinard [at] (Christian Chouinard) (Senior Grants & Agreements Officer)

Social Science and Humanities (SSH):

amy.larin [at] (Amy Larin) (Senior Grants & Agreements Officer)

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