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Gates Foundation: Challenge Grants - Proposals requested


Gates Foundation: Challenge Grants - Proposals requested

Children, Equity

Hi - as someone working on or interested in children and development, a quick note re the next round of the Gates Foundation supported "Grand Challenges". In one month the most recent call for proposals related to funding innovative approaches to strengthen and grow the scale and effectiveness of immunization systems will close.

Some key points:

  1. The relevant focus is on "optimizing country immunization systems"
  2. "Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year"
  3. "Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million."
  4. The deadline is November 17, 2011
  5. These are the priorities (iitc)

Vaccine characteristic prioritization

Immunization supply system design.

Environmental impact.

Information systems.

Human resources.

Vaccination acceptance.

There are many more details at

The proposal forms can be found here

Good luck!

Best wishes - Warren

PS - Please do share through here (just reply to this email and enter your contribution) any helpful experiences or insights that you may previously have with the Grand Challenges process.

Warren Feek

Executive Director

The Communication Initiative

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