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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges – Catalyzing Equitable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Up to $100,000 USD over three months.


  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science



Internal Deadline:

June 5, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

June 5, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • HRS Due Date - ASAP -


This opportunity supports innovative and safe approaches to the use of Large Language Models (ChatGPT-4, or other credible sources with equivalent capability) to build an evidence base across the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Divisions of Global Health, Gender Equality, Global Growth and Opportunity (including Global Education), and Global Development contexts in LMICs. Projects should support at least one of the following objectives:

  • Demonstrate how the tool can be used to support decision making
  • Achieve a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to Large Language Models
  • Conduct observational research that highlights end-user specific applications of Large Language Models

Global partners may be included. However, priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate at least 80% of the funding is going to LMIC institutions and where the investigator is a part of an LMIC institution.


Additional Details.


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.