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Gates Foundation Grant Opportunities

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 10:31am

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking letters of inquiry in the following areas as part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health program:

Achieving Healthy Growth Grant Opportunity

Grand Challenges in Global Health is seeking letters of inquiry for the new grant program Discover New Ways to Achieve Healthy Growth.  This program will invest US $15 million in research to discover the causes of growth faltering during the first 1000 days of life and to identify effective and affordable interventions to promote healthy growth.  For more information, please visit http://www.grandchallenges.org/GrantOpportunities/Pages/healthygrowth.aspx

This grant opportunity is open until January 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Gut Function Biomarkers Grant Opportunity

Grand Challenges in Global Health is seeking letters of inquiry for the new grant program Biomarkers of Gastrointestinal (Gut) Function and Health.  The program is committing $9 million to develop non-invasive measures of intestinal functioning as a way to assess infant health and development .

For more information, please visit

http://www.grandchallenges.org/biomarkers/Pages/Gut_Function_Biomarkers.aspx

This grant opportunity is open until January 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Preventing Preterm Birth Grant Opportunity

Grand Challenges in Global Health, in coordination with the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), is seeking letters of inquiry for the new grant program Preventing Preterm Birth. The program will invest US $20 million in the discovery and development of interventions to prevent preterm birth and stillbirth by limiting infection and improving nutrition.

For more information, please visit

http://gappsseattle.org/index.php/research/healthy_birth/

This grant opportunity is open until January 31, 2012.

RELATED OPPORTUNITY FROM OUR PARTNER:

Rising Stars in Global Health

Grand Challenges Canada is seeking emerging innovators (within 10 years of graduation from a Masters level or Phd) from developing countries. The program is looking for innovative ideas to address complex real world challenges that involve a scientific or technological solution (new or

existing) alone or in combination with social and/or business innovations.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/sFPYsT

This grant opportunity is open until March 23, 2012.

We look forward to receiving applications from around the world.

The Grand Challenges Team

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