Grant Opportunity: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges

Published: 5 March 2015

Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. 

 Proposals are being accepted on the following topics:

 •             Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering

•             Explore New Ways to Measure Delivery and Use of Digital Financial Services Data

•             Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control

•             New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission

•             Reducing Pneumonia Fatalities Through Innovations that Improve Pneumonia Diagnosis & Referral of Malnourished Children

•             Enable Merchant Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments

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. Additional information on the topics and on how to apply is found at

The McGill Internal Deadline for proposals is expected to be in early May.

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