Dear Colleague,

We are excited to share the news about a particularly diverse set of grant opportunities across Grand Challenges initiatives open now from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other Grand Challenges funders. 

Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns (Round 24)

Grand Challenges Explorations grant opportunities

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 11:30 am PST:

We are seeking innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns.

Specifically, we are looking for innovations in approaches, practices, or tools that dramatically improve the planning and microplanning, implementation / operations, and monitoring and evaluation that will lead to improved effectiveness of campaigns.

In order to contribute to the development and spread of campaign "best practices", a solution should be applicable to campaigns beyond the context in which it is originally tested (e.g. applicable in multiple lower- to middle-incomes countries and/or applicable across multiple types of health campaigns such as immunization, NTDs, malaria, or nutrition).

We are especially interested in novel approaches that draw on innovation from large-scale delivery models outside of the health sector, which may include interventions used in the private sector.

Information For Grant Seekers

The Grand Challenges Team

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Questions or additional information, please contact Aaron Shonk,  Director of Foundation Services.


Date Open: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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