Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Gates Foundation Grant Opportunities

Posted: 11/10/2019 (Funding)

Grant proposals are still being invited by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation for the following Grand Challenges initiatives:

Grand Challenges: Voices for Economic Opportunity seeks to elevate new and diverse voices that can help broaden the conversation about the issues underlying economic mobility in the United States and generate deeper awareness and actionable understanding. Application is open to U.S.-based investigators. Initial grants of USD $100,000 will be awarded, and applications are only two pages, with no preliminary data required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Application deadline is Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:30 am PST.

  • The Grand Challenges initiative has awarded grants to 180 investigators in 30 countries, targeting 30 key challenges in global health and development to date.

Grand Challenges Explorations: Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions. Initial grants of USD $100,000 will be awarded, and applications are only two pages, with no preliminary data required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Application deadline is Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:30 am PST.

In addition, we invite you to watch videos from the 2019 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This annual meeting aims to catalyze collaboration among researchers, funders, and other partners to accelerate innovation for impact in solving the world’s most urgent global health and development problems. Meetings have been held in 11 countries since 2005: United States, South Africa, Thailand, Tanzania, India, Canada, Brazil, China, United Kingdom, Germany, and most recently Ethiopia.

Bill & Melinda Gates foundation also invites you to read summaries of the grants funded to date across the Grand Challenges family of initiatives and to explore an interactive world map of projects across the global Grand Challenges funding partner network. Bill & Melinda Gates foundation look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world. If you have a great idea, please apply!

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Deadline: 11/13/2019