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Gates Foundation Grant Opportunities

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently inviting innovators to apply for two new Grand Challenges in Global Health grant opportunities:

1. 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. 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 November 7, 2012 on the following topics:

  • New Approaches in Model Systems, Diagnostics, and Drugs for Specific Neglected Tropical Diseases - new!
  • Labor Saving Innovations for Women Smallholder Farmers - new!
  • New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds
  • Aid is Working. Tell the World (Part 2)

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/gccan

2. TB Vaccine Accelerator: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new grant program: TB Vaccine Accelerator, part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This program seeks to develop models of natural Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission, define key transmission properties, and develop novel approaches to vaccination that will protect against infection.

The deadline is November 26, 2012. Details on how to apply for a grant can be found at www.grandchallenges.org/tbcan

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, please apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.

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

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