Global Grand Challenges: Emerging Technologies for New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas

Proposals Due: 10.4 2019. The goal of this challenge is to foster and support impact in global health through innovative uses of emerging technologies. Proposals must apply an emerging technology – or a combination of emerging technologies – for new and potentially transformative solutions in global health priority areas:

  • Discovery & Translational Sciences
  • Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases
  • HIV
  • Malaria
  • Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Discovery & Tools
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccine Development and Surveillance

These priority areas encompass infectious disease outcomes, pregnancy and birth outcomes, child growth and development outcomes, disease surveillance, and research for the development of new vaccines, drugs (including non-hormonal contraceptives), and diagnostics.

The Challenge is open to both domestic and international organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions.

Grants Range: USD $100,000 per project. Funded projects will have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on award of up to USD $1,000,000.

Emerging technologies include – but are not limited to – artificial intelligence, materials science, wearable sensors, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, microscopy, augmented and virtual reality, geospatial mapping, robotics, and DNA sequencing.