Kenny Slaught discusses that the Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds individuals worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how the humanity approaches persistent global health and development challenges. GCE is a $100 million initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was launched in 2008. More than 1,186 projects in over 61 countries have received GCE grants. Anyone from any organization can apply for the GCE grant program. The quick two-page online application requires no preliminary data. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful applicants will have the ability to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.