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Friday, September 9, 2011

Gates Foundation

Title Round 8 Grand Challenges Explorations
Sponsor Gates Foundation
URL http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/TopicsOverview.aspx

Amount $100,000 in Phase I; $1,000,000 in Phase II

Deadline November 17, 2011

Eligible topics:
• Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
• Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems
• Explore New Solutions for Global Health Priority Areas
• Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
• Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges

Grand Challenges Explorations supports hundreds of early-stage research projects – including many ideas that have never before been tested – and scientists from a wide range of disciplines and regions. The Explorations initiative funds innovative ideas that could lead to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, and other technologies targeting diseases that claim millions of lives every year.

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