Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Grant Opportunity

We are pleased to announce that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Exploration. The Grand Challenges Exploration is set of initiative that support innovative solutions to key global health and development problems.

  1. Health Systems Strengthening: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains
  2. Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems
  3. New Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings
  4. Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behavior Change

Attached are the funding opportunity description of each grant and the Grand Challenges Explorations Round 19 Rules and Guidelines. Electronic copies of these documents can be accessed online at Alternatively, it can be sent via e-mail by requesting a copy from the Research Grants Administration Office (RGAO).

The deadline for submission of proposals is on 03 May 2017 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time. For inquiries, kindly coordinate with the Research Grants Administration Office (, 567-2054)

Thank you for your continued interest in health research and development.