2013 Pew Scholar Wins Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Gates Foundation

Publication: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


11/20/2013 -

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Manu Prakash
2013 Pew Biomedical Scholar

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a new round of winners as part of its Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative. GCE grants fund innovative ideas to tackle persistent global health and development problems. Winning proposals this round will tackle a wide range of issues including: using social data for social good, the next generation of condom, helping women farmers in the developing world, new interventions for neglected diseases, and bringing together human and animal health for new solutions.

Winners spanning 14 countries were selected from more than 2,700 proposals. Winners represent a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, including design professionals, health researchers, polymer engineers, entrepreneurs, and public-private coalitions.

“Grand Challenges Explorations is designed to foster the most innovative ideas to save the lives of the world’s poorest people,” said Chris Wilson, director of the Discovery & Translational Sciences team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Although these five areas are very different, solving each one of these problems in new ways could make a huge impact.”

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