Funding Opportunity- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations (Round 17) Now Open

The Grand Challenges Explorations Program fosters innovation in global health research. Proposals for Round 17 are being accepted on the following topics:

Funding & Duration

Initial grants will be US $100,000 (approx. AUD $140,000) each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1M (approx. AUD $1.4M).


The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organisation – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organisations and for-profit companies.

Submission Requirements & Due Dates

Round 17 closes on 11 May 2016

All applications must be submitted directly to the Foundation online. Complete instructions can be found at:

A copy of the completed application form, along with a signed UWA cover sheet, should be provided to Christine Casey for administration purposes.

Further Information


Please contact Michelle Emmett , Research Development Adviser (International) at to answer questions and/or provide support for application development.