Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges

Gates FoundationThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its Grand Challenges partners are now accepting applications for several grant programs.

Graduate students are eligible to apply; for more information on these programs please visit the grant opportunities page at

1) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched three new Grand Challenges:

Proposals will be accepted until January 13, 2015.

2) Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) Round 14 is still accepting applications for the following topics:

Proposals will be accepted until November 12, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. PST.

3) In response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development to develop practical and cost-effective innovations to improve infection treatment and control that can be rapidly deployed. Submissions received by November 7, 2014, will be part of the first round of review, and submissions received by December 1, 2014, will be part of the second round of review. Expressions of interest received after December 1, 2014, will be reviewed in subsequent rounds. 

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