Grand Challenges Explorations

Closing Date

Our Grand Challenges Explorations program fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges.  Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 1200 researchers from 65 countries. We are accepting applications on the following four topics until May 3rd, 2017:

Health Systems Strengthening: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains

New Approaches for Improving Timeliness and Completeness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings

Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behavior Change

Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems