Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies.
Two-page proposals are being accepted online from September 4, 2014 until November 12, 2014 on the following topics:
– 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 to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty
– Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
– New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/explorations.
Furthermore, the Global Health Innovation Group on LinkedIn, developed in collaboration with Grand Challenges Canada, offers a platform to connect and communicate with innovators from around the world. Anyone with a LinkedIn account can join and make use of this forum.