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Misk Grand Challenges 2018-Up to $100,000 USD Grant for Young Innovators

Application form HERE

Description: 

Misk Grand Challenges aims to help young people change the world by empowering them to create fresh, innovative solutions to global challenges facing the next generation. Misk Grand Challenges is a collaboration between the Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation established by HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to empower young people to succeed in the knowledge economy, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which funds global health and development programs for the world’s poorest people.

Over a three-year period, Misk Grand Challenges plans to launch new challenges every six months, offering 100 young innovators across the world a grant of $100,000 to develop their ingenious ideas into a concrete proof of concept.

Two themes:

  • Global citizenshiplooking for innovative ideas on how young people can help deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Our Global Citizenship challenges seek to create a generation of young people committed to achieving these Global Goals, which include eradicating poverty, promoting health and wellbeing, delivering on gender equality and ensuring responsible consumption and production.
  • Education: looking for innovative solutions to the challenges our education systems face in providing high quality teaching to all students. Each challenge will focus on a different aspect of the education system, and will seek to identify the critical barriers to success. We want your bright ideas to help remove these barriers.

Eligibility:

  • Projects are not required to be focused in particular geographic areas.
  • There is no age requirement, but we particularly encourage young people to apply.
  • Misk Grand Challenges innovators should be linked to an institution capable of receiving a grant. Our grants will not be made to individual people.
  • Your proposed solutions should target people under 30, in addition to any specific criteria mentioned in individual challenges.
  • Awards total US $100,000 each, to be provided over two years, with an opportunity to apply for follow-on funding afterwards.

Application process:

We’ll choose the winners based on how well your ideas overcome the specific challenge. If you can then use your $100,000 grant to develop your ideas into a successful proof of concept, you’ll get an opportunity to apply for more funding.

  • Fill in the application form first
  • Apply for the Global Citizenship HERE
  • Apply for the Education HERE

 

 

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