Updated Feb 06, 2019CLOSED

Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator

Offered by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This Grand Challenge seeks innovative ideas for how to improve the quality, completeness, and timeliness of routine NTD data and ensure programmatic decision-making is based on the best available data. Such outcomes will help target interventions to all at-risk populations and achieve high intervention coverage and maximal impact on infection and morbidity.

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CLOSEDMar 25, 2019Deadline
Up to $200,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Please ensure your application addresses one of the priority use-cases in the attached document.

Grand Challenges is open to both foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for- profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Individuals and organizations classified as individuals for U.S. tax purposes are not eligible to receive an award from the foundation as part of the Grand Challenges initiative. Upon registration, applicants must provide information about the tax status of their organization as different terms and conditions may apply. You should confirm your organization’s tax status with the appropriate advisor or entity within your organization such as your grants or contracts department, finance, or office of sponsored research. The foundation may request additional information regarding your tax status. For information about tax statuses, you may check with your own advisors and review information provided on the Internal Revenue Service web site at: www.irs.gov.

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of FundsGrant funds may be used for the following costs: personnel, necessary travel, supplies, contracted services, sub-grants, and consultants. Partial or full support for equipment may be requested subject to the circumstances described below. Please provide budget estimates according to these categories. The foundation provides a limited amount of indirect costs based on the nature of the applicant organization.
OtherAll applicants should have an existing partnership or be willing to partner with Ministry of Health, country NTD programs, or other relevant country representatives to ensure the proposed solutions are fit for purpose in that country context. Maturity of NTD disease programs in the selected country should be considered.REQUIRED

Application Directions

Please submit your Letter of Intent online. Applications must be submitted through the application portal. E-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Application And Awards Process

Please use the LOI guidanceattached


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