Grant Opportunities: Grand Challenges Explorations Grants -- Round 23 -- Now Open!

Funding Agency:
Gates (Bill & Melinda) Foundation

Grand Challenges Explorations is seeking innovative global health and development solutions and is now accepting 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, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

In the twenty-third round of Grand Challenges Explorations, proposals were solicited that target the following challenges:



Amount Description

Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 10, 2019