Youth Grand Challenge - a research project into infectious diseases

Nov 2, 2016

Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Youth Grand Challenges is aimed towards innovative 11-19 year olds who think they might have the solution which could overcome the current challenges we see in today's global health issues.

This could be how science and technology could treat infectious diseases such as mosquito borne malaria, the effects of poor sanitation or how vaccines can prevent deaths from tuberculosis, polio, measles etc.

Students interested in taking part are asked to come up with original and exciting ideas which they think have the potential to change the world. If students have the passion, interest and drive to find creative solutions to contemporary health challenges then click the link at the bottom of the page to find out more.

Through the Youth Grand Challenge, students can explore topics at the centre of research into infectious diseases and will gain insight into the world of a professional scientist.

The competition is linked to the British Science Association's CREST Award, and therefore all students who successfully complete projects for the Youth Grand Challenge will receive a CREST Award at the relevant level; Discovery, Bronze, Silver or Gold. The entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts and celebrities and the winner will receive a money can't buy prize!

For further details and instructions on how to enter, click here

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