Kenny Slaught explains that Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds citizens worldwide seeking to explore ideas to evolve how humanity approaches ongoing global health and development challenges. GCE is a $100 million campaign funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was launched in 2008. Over 1,186 projects in above 61 countries have received GCE grants. Anyone from an organization can apply. The GCE grant program has a brief two-page online application with no preliminary data required. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded twice every year. Successful applicants then have the opportunity to obtain a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.