The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced its research topics for the 14th 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:
- 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
- Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
- New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Applications are due November 12, 2014.
See other active funding opportunities in this week’s Funding Alerts.