Date and place: 9 November, 12:00-13:00 CET via Teams
Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Funding programs: Grand Challenges
Target audience: Senior researchers from biomedical sciences (especially with infectious disease or women’s health focus).
Please register in advance: https://msteams.link/FYYN
Description: The fall Funding Webinar Series is an initiative by the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) to connect this research community to key funders in the global health space. On 14 November from 16:00-17:00 CET the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will provide insights into their primary focus areas as well as the Grand Challenges funding initiatives.
The Grand Challenges initiative includes regular calls to address urgent global health and development problems, ranging from maternal health to vaccine development and the effective use of artificial intelligence technologies. Typically, BMGF directs its research funding towards senior-level researchers within the biomedical sciences, particularly those focusing on infectious diseases and other domains that align with BMGF's strategic priorities. Researchers at early- and mid-career stages may nonetheless also benefit from this session by gaining a comprehensive understanding of the foundation's priorities and funding structures.
Welcome and introduction
Maeve Cook-Deegan, GLOHRA
Presentation of BMGF goals and programs
Lesley Edwards, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Best practice example
Prof. Dr. Hedda Wardemann