Gates Foundation Calls for Proposals to Solve Global Health “Grand Challenges”

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest charitable organization, said it is accepting grant proposals for the second round of its five-year, $100 million initiative to try unconventional approaches against global health problems. The foundation will accept proposals for six topics, which include: new vaccines for HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis, new approaches to avoid drug resistance, and alternatives to traditional vaccines. Proposals will be accepted online through Nov. 2. The first round generated 4,000 applications from scientists in 100 countries, the foundation said.

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