The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced its research topics for the 13th round of its Grand Challenges Explorations grant program. This program is intended to foster unconventional ideas that could transform health and agricultural development in the world’s poorest countries. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to applicants 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. Projects will have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II grant of up to $1 million. The topics in this round are:
- New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
- Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development
- Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach
- Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting Development of Interventions for Enteric Dysfunction
- Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development
Applications are due May 6, 2014.
See other active funding opportunities in this week’s Funding Alerts.