Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announces New Grand Challenges Opportunity

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is excited to announce the opening of a new Grand Challenges grant opportunity: Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development.

This Grand Challenge is being launched during the centenary year of the 1918 flu pandemic, with the goal of identifying novel, transformative concepts that would lead to development of a truly universal flu vaccine. Such a vaccine would alleviate the need for annual seasonal influenza vaccination campaigns and would prepare the world for the next influenza pandemic. Proposals are due to the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at least two business days prior to the application deadline of Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please contact OSRP.