Other Funding Opportunities


Health Make-a-Thon Contest


The Health Make-a-Thon at Illinois is your chance to really improve human health. Submit your idea and we will choose those with the most potential to be turned into real prototypes through the Health Maker Lab. Anyone can enter to win $10,000 in Health Maker Lab resources to create a real prototype of their idea.

For complete information go to https://healthmakerlab.medicine.illinois.edu/competition/

Plan to attend on April 13, 2019

6:00-9:00 PM
Beckman Institute Auditorium


The Military Service Knowledge Collaborative Seed Funding Program provides support to establish partnerships with Military/Veteran communities to create reciprocally beneficial relationships that result in innovative design and implementation of research. Aims of this seed program are for projects to both positively impact the health and well-being of this unique population and to facilitate the development of proposals capable of attracting external funding. The MSKC will fund three projects this academic cycle; proposal deadline is March 15, 2019. Please review the following links:

MSKC Seed Funding Call for Proposals

Learn more about and join the MSKC here.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting grant proposals for the following Grand Challenges initiatives:

Grand Challenges Explorations:

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:30 am PDT. Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grants have already been awarded to over 1420 researchers in more than 65 countries. Initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development challenges. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

Grand Challenges: Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator seeks innovative ideas for how to improve the quality, completeness, and timeliness of routine neglected tropical disease data to help target interventions to all at-risk populations and achieve high intervention coverage and maximal impact on infection and morbidity. Application deadline is March 25, 2019 11:30 am PDT.

In addition, the following funding opportunity is currently open:

WHO TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases): TDR Clinical and Research Development Fellowship is for mid-career scientists and clinicians in low- and middle-income countries to learn about infectious diseases clinical research. Selected fellows have an opportunity to spend one year working in a pharmaceutical company or product development partnership in a high-income country. Application deadline is March 7, 2019 16:00 GMT.

We invite you to read summaries of the GCE grants funded to date and to explore an interactive world map of projects across the global Grand Challenges funding partner network. We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world. If you have a great idea, please apply. If you know someone else who has a great idea, please forward this message.

The Grand Challenges Team

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