The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting applications through the Grand Challenges and Grand Challenges Explorations initiatives for the following three requests for proposals. Their goal is to harness innovation around emerging technologies for transformative solutions to key global health and agricultural development problems, and they seek to anchor the work with the investigators and implementors closest to the problems, who have the knowledge and perspective to direct the right approaches to the right parts of the problems to help ensure success. Please check the website at the links below for the different application deadlines.
- Integrating Tradition and Technology for Fermented Foods for Maternal Nutrition
- New Approaches to Integrating Molecular Surveillance into Malaria Control Programs
- Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers
Grant applications are still being accepted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Balance the Equation: A Grand Challenge for Algebra 1, a new Grand Challenges program seeking ideas to radically transform and rethink the traditional math classroom to better support students who have been historically marginalized in math. The application deadline is November 6, 2020.
Grant and Other Opportunities from our Partners
Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing, a new program of the Templeton World Charity Foundation, has launched a request for proposals to identify opportunities for human flourishing and ways to address them through rigorous research. The application deadline is November 11, 2020
Keystone Symposia Global Health Series has an upcoming conference. Free registration is available for individuals from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) working in science and medicine related fields, and this is open to all career stages:
- Tuberculosis: Science Aimed at Ending the Epidemic [Virtual Event] – application deadline is November 18, 2020. Learn more here.
Perspective on COVID-19
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues to work with the public and private sectors in the global response to COVID-19. To learn more about the foundation’s broader work and how COVID-19 is being addressed across the foundation, please visit the foundation’s website and also sign-up for The Optimist newsletter.
Great Ideas Come from Everywhere
We invite you to read summaries of the grants awarded to date through Grand Challenges initiatives with the Gates Foundation as funder or co-funder and to explore an interactive world map of projects across the broader Grand Challenges funding partner network.
If you have a great idea for one of the open opportunities, please apply. If you know someone else who has a great idea, please forward this message so they can apply and sign up on our Grand Challenges website for email updates with the latest opportunities. We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world.
Wishing you and those close to you all the best,
The Global Partnerships & Grand Challenges team
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