Grand Challenges Explorations Application Form
Please enter proposal text in Sections I and II, according to the instructions within each section. If you choose to include charts, graphs, or references, add them within the appropriate section. Please do not include charts or graphics in color.
Your application must be no longer than 2 pages, using 11 point type. The entire file should be less than 2MB. Proposals that do not adhere to these restrictions may be blocked from submission and review.
Section I. What is your idea?
Use this section to briefly describe your idea. Make sure that your idea directly fits the topic; otherwise your proposal may be disqualified.
; Indicate in one or two sentences in bold the essence of your idea.
; Why is your idea an unconventional or creative approach to the problem outlined
in the topic?
; Describe the scientific basis for your idea and why you expect it to succeed.
Section II. How will you test it?
Use this section to briefly describe the project design and implementation plan.
; Describe your experimental plan, including any new technologies or tools to be
; How will the work you describe be performed within the budget (USD$100,000)
and time period (eighteen  months) allocated for the initial Phase I award?
This 18 month time period should assumes an approximate 12 month project
work time with the additional six months to be used for ramp up and required
; What essential data will you generate during your Phase I award?
; If your experiments in Phase I are successful, what are the next