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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invites proposals to advance innovations in women’s health 



Bill Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has issued a call for proposals aimed at advancing innovations in women’s health.

According to the Challenge organizers, the objective is to fund a diverse array of proposals addressing a wide range of issues. The overarching goals are therefore to:

The components cyclocross themes within women’s health R&D, each with unique challenges and goals.

These themes can be categorized into two groups. One is cross-cutting topics which encompass areas such as data and modelling, research design and methodologies, regulatory and science policy, innovation introduction, social and structural determinants, and training and careers.

The other is issue-specific topics which include communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, and chronic conditions, as well as female-specific conditions.

ThePressNG learns that the funding allocation for each award could be up to USD 150,000 for projects spanning up to 2 years, depending on the project’s scope.

The plan is to support up to three proposals for each of the eight in-scope Opportunity Areas.

Proposals addressing opportunities within the following topic areas in the Opportunity Map are sought after:

The foundation, however, will not consider the following:

The foundation will not consider funding for proposals unrelated to improving women’s health, proposals that do not account for health conditions based on gender differences, or proposals lacking a clear link to at least one opportunity outlined in the Opportunity Map.

This RFP does not apply to non-communicable diseases, partnerships, proposals focusing solely on high-income countries, lobbying efforts, or projects that are not easily scalable or do not align with local needs for adoption.

Applicants are to apply here before the deadline on the 6th of December 2023.