ECM Faculty Focus
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 5 of the Grand Challenges Explorations, a US $100 million initiative to encourage unconventional global health solutions. Anyone can apply, regardless of education or experience level.
Grant proposals are being accepted online on the following topics:
- Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Conditions;
- Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns;
- Create New Technologies for Contraception; and
- Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Diseases.
Initial grants will be $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to $1 million US Dollars.
Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available on the Grand Challenges website.
Please submit a copy of your application to the UWA Research Grants Office (Christine Casey) by 5th May for feedback and eligibility checks.
External closing date: 19th May 2010
About Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates 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. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people - especially those with the fewest resources - have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.