Foundation / Corporation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Global Grand Challenges
04/10/19 11:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits, for-profit companies, agencies, and IHEs for the application of new technologies to help solve global health problems. Health priority areas include outcomes related to infectious diseases, child growth and development, pregnancy and birth, disease surveillance, and research into the development of new vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. Funding is intended to foster and support impact in global health through innovative uses of emerging technologies.
Emerging technologies include – but are not limited to – artificial intelligence, materials science, wearable sensors, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, microscopy, augmented and virtual reality, geospatial mapping, robotics, and DNA sequencing. There is now an opportunity to build on these advances and explore new applications of these technologies – singly or in combination – to provide new ways of solving the key challenges in global health.
The highest priority will be given to approaches that:
- Represent potentially transformative approaches that would not have been funded by mechanisms focusing on individual technologies or subject areas
- Represent new perspectives on the problem being targeted, including applying insights from fields outside the priority global health areas that are the subject of this challenge
- Leverage existing data or biosamples from human cohorts or biorepositories of proven value.
The work proposed in an application must include a clear set of key experiments or activities that test the proposed idea in a way that could provide sufficient evidence to warrant funding. Proposals with vague descriptions or vague testing methodologies will not be funded.
All awardees will be permitted to contract for services, up to a maximum of $49,999 USD. This limit applies to funds paid by an awardee to any other organization (or an individual employed at another organization) as a subcontractor, including payments to co-PIs working at another organization. Awardees are entitled to purchase equipment, provided that the cost of each item is less than $5,000 USD. Phase I project funds may be used to cover the full direct costs of the project.
GrantWatch ID#: 185423
- Awards of up to $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.
- Awarded projects start date is November 1, 2019.
- Phase I projects have a term of 18 months beginning on the project start date
- Phase II funding has a grant term of up to two years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://gce.gatesfoundation.org/_layouts/GCE/Pages/login.aspx
Please direct all questions by e-mail to: GCEhelp@gatesfoundation.org.
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.