Launched in 2013, Grand Challenges India is a collaborative effort of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India; the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) ‐ a Government of India enterprise; and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grand Challenges India has rolled out two successful initiatives: ‘Achieving Healthy Growth through Agriculture and Nutrition’ and ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’ and is now launching a third, ‘All Children Thriving’. Undertaken in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the program aims to ensure that all children not only survive but are also are on a trajectory to live healthy and productive lives. The initiative will target the development of tools and holistic approaches aimed to reducing fetal growth and peterm birth, stunted postnatal growth, and impaired cognitive development,
‘All Children Thriving’ funds for seed grants are USD $500,000 for up to two years and full grants are USD $2.5 million for up to four years and focus on innovative tools and approaches that will drastically alter the public health landscape.
|Location||India, South Africa, Brazil|