The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Internet link: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx
Grand Challenges Explorations Round 7
Humanities & Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Sciences & Engineering
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.
Grant proposals in 2011 must be on the following topics:
- Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
- Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges
- The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Innovative Ways to Accelerate, Sustain, and Monitor Eradication
- Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies
- Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection
- Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Solutions for Improved Uptake and Coverage of Childhood Vaccinations
Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organisations and for profit companies.
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each.
For more information please see the website: http://www.grandchallenges.org/explorations/Pages/introduction.aspx?extid=gce
Indirect cost recovery:
This scheme is exempt from University of Sydney indirect costs.
Research Office Contact:
Kate Taylor on 8627 8137
05 May 2011Back