Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of US $100,000 two times a year and potential follow-on grants for successful projects of up to US $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics.

The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges.

For more information, visit the program web site.