Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues

‘Grand Challenges In Global Health’ Initiative Calls For Applications For The ‘Next Generation Of Condom’

“The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the ‘Next Generation of Condom’ challenge this month,” NBC News Los Angeles reports (Ebright, 3/23). “The contest is part of the foundation’s Round 11 Grand Challenges Explorations initiative and will offer financial support above the initial funding if a new condom is chosen,” GlobalPost writes (Besant, 3/23). “Anyone from students to scientists to entrepreneurs can apply for the next-gen condom grant, and they must provide a ‘testable hypothesis,'” according to the Washington Times (Chasmar, 3/24). “Not only would the winning students, scientists or entrepreneurs receive an initial grant of $100,000 each, the foundation says that projects with the most potential will have the chance to be given up to $1 million more in funding,” according to Science Recorder (Fluere, 3/24). “Applications for the ‘Next Generation of Condom’ challenge are due May 7, 2013,” NBC notes (3/23).