Posted by: shrikantmantri | October 27, 2009

Three Indian scientists win Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding under Grand Challenge Explorations grant program

Three Indian scientists have been awarded with a funding of $100,000 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further their research works. These three Indian scientists who got the fundings under Grand Challenge Explorations include Dr Ranjan Nanda, Dr Deepak Gaur from International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi and Dr AK Nag from Vivekananda International Health Center, Kolkata.

Grand Challenge Explorations is a grant program of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supporting innovative, early-stage research projects that focus on improving the global health research. This includes the innovators in Africa, Asia, and other parts of the developing world. Projects showing success in first stage will get the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to $1 million for second stage, which involves the development and trials. The research works are focused on developing novel tools for diagnosing malaria and tuberculosis
Source:http://www.biospectrumasia.com/Content/271009IND11078.asp?nl=1_18559_Oct27

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