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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations program for Global Health and Development Solutions

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced their Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations program, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. 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.

Two-page grant proposals are being accepted online until November 7, 2012 on the following topics:

    New Approaches in Model Systems, Diagnostics, and Drugs for Specific Neglected Tropical Diseases - new!
    Labor Saving Innovations for Women Smallholder Farmers - new!
    New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds
    Aid is Working. Tell the World (Part 2)

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. Full descriptions of the topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/gce

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