Kenny Slaught explains that Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds citizens worldwide to explore ideas that can evolve how humanity approaches persistent global health and development challenges. GCE is a $100 million campaign funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was launched in 2008. Over 1,186 projects in above 61 countries have received GCE grants. All people from any organization can apply for the GCE grant program. There is a brief two-page online application and no preliminary data required. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded twice per year. Successful applicants then have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.

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