Research and Grant References

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, nonprofit organizations and for profit companies.  Proposals are being accepted online on the following topics:

  • Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering
  • Explore New Ways to Measure Delivery and Use of Digital Financial Services Data
  • Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control
  • New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
  • Reducing Pneumonia Fatalities Through Innovations that Improve Pneumonia Diagnosis & Referral of Malnourished Children
  • Enable Merchant Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments

Funding: $100,000 – Subsequent funding level can be up to $1,000,000

Deadline: May 13, 2015

For information on this and other related funding opportunities, please visit the Office of Global Programs website:


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For research/grant related assistance please contact Ann Lennon, Departmental Research Administrator or Amanda SheehanAdministrative Assistant, CNHS Research Office