Presentation on the Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges Explorations

  • Date:
    Apr 22 2013
    10:00am to 02:00pm
    Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA

    Calling All Innovators:  Faculty, Students, Administrators

    Sandra Laney, program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will visit Smith College on Monday, April 22nd to share information about the Grand Challenges Explorations program with groups of Five College students, faculty and staff.  The program fosters innovation in global health and development research by awarding $100,000 grants in support of ideas that have the potential to fight our greatest health and development challenges.  Successful applicants have the opportunity to apply for a follow-up award of up to $1,000,000. The next deadline for applications is May 7th.

    There will be an informal coffee hour and opportunity to talk with Sandra from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on April 22nd.   Sandra’s presentation, "Calling All Innovators:  Faculty, Students, Administrators", will be from 11 a.m. – noon.  A lunch will follow and Sandra will be available until 2 p.m. for informal conversation in smaller groups.  

    Date:         Monday, April 22nd
    Location:  The Smith College Conference Center on College Lane
    Program:  10 a.m. – 11 a.m.      Coffee and conversation
                      11 a.m. – noon        Presentation on the Grant Challenges Explorations program
                      12 p.m. – 2 p.m.       Lunch and small group conversations

    Registration Information:
    RSVP to Penney Roberts – - by April 11, 2013 if you will attend any or all of the events. In particular, please indicate if you will be attending lunch.