The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for this grant opportunity:
Grand Challenges China: New Interventions for Global Health. This challenge focuses on calls for innovative concepts for safe, effective, affordable and widely utilized interventions, such as vaccines and therapeutics, with the potential to protect against the acquisition, progression or transmission of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest. This call is in partnership with the National Natural Science Foundation of China and requires substantive collaborations between China-based investigators and those based outside of China.
Application deadline is March 15, 2016, 8:00 am Beijing time (March 14, 2016, 5pm Seattle time). For a detailed description of this challenge, please visit the Grand Challenges site.
In addition please also see the following web pages for links to a 10-year retrospective of 14 of the 44 original Grand Challenges in Global Health projects (2005-2015):
Biological Vector Control (O’Neill, Burt); Chemical Vector Control (Axel, Vosshall; Zwiebel), Curing Latent Infection (Young); Curing Chronic Infection (Baltimore); Vaccine Model Systems (Flavell); Antigen Design (Kappe; Hill); Protective Immunity (Kwiatkowski; Shaw); Needle-Free Vaccines (Baker; Sievers); Crop Biofortification (Dale, Tushemereirwe)