The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the next round of Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) for the following three challenges (application deadline is 2 May 2018):

GCE grants have already been awarded to more than 1300 researchers in more than 65 countries. Initial grants are for $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development challenges. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organisation, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organisations and for-profit companies.

Grand Challenges grant opportunities