The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics.

Beginning this September, the team will be accepting applications for the next round Grand Challenges Explorations grants.

52 projects in 19 different countries received an initial grant of $100,000 and five projects received follow-on funding. Some of the funded projects are highlighted on the Grand Challenges Team’s slideshow and blog.

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