An instructing seminar will be held in the steps classroom #2-2 in April 22nd, 2012, 4:00-6:00 pm, cooperated by CRE, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to present instructions for applications of the Grand Challenges Explorations(GCE) Project of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
With the total amount of 100,000,000 dollars,GCE is a Global Development and Health Project of Gates Foundation. The project collects and provides financial aid for bold and non-traditional research programs in the world to explore and discover the breakthrough innovation scheme. The purpose of these schemes is to solve the serious diseases and development problems which bring the most damage to the people in developing countries but are little concerned.
The project encourages individuals or organizations to submit the application, regardless of region, discipline or age. Meanwhile, individuals, organizations or enterprises engaged in non-health field are also welcome. To simplify the application process by the greatest extent, the applicants can submit a two-page English application online by logging in the GCE official website without the need of providing the data information of preliminary research. Therefore, the young innovator without any experience about applying international fund can also easily finish the application.
GCE supports millions of projects at the early stage including the originalities without opportunity to practice and the scientists from various disciplines all over the world. Once selected, the proposal will be funding US$100,000 from Gates Foundation. If the project has the potential to get the achievements, it has the opportunity to apply the additional funding of US$1,000,000.
The ninth round of application has been started. The subjects are listed in the GCE Project Application Guide of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The deadline is 2:30 am, May 16, 2012, Beijing Time (11:30 am, May 15, 2012, U.S. Pacific Time).
We welcome GUCAS teachers and students to submit your unique and attractive application!
More information about the project can visit the official website: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/introduction.aspx
The Chinese information can be found in website:http://www.guokr.com/zone/gceor http://page.renren.com/bmgf