Apply now for 2020 Global Health Institute grants and awards

Children gathered in a circle to learn about mosquitoes

Young scientists in the community of Los Arguellos, Ecuador, learn about mosquitoes in a project funded by a GHI Seed Grant. (Photo courtesy of Walking Palms.)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) is pleased to announce the application period is open for its 2020 grants and awards. This competitive grant program is designed to support global health efforts of faculty, staff and graduate students across campus, fostering the Wisconsin Idea locally and globally.

Grant applications are due January 27, 2020. In addition, Seed Grant applications must submit a letter of intent by December 20, 2019.

This year, the Institute again offers the Clinical Research Award, targeted specifically for health trainees and clinicians, and its Seed Grants for new projects that can secure future outside funding. The Institute also makes graduate student research, visiting scholars, and faculty and staff travel awards

GHI’s popular Seed Grants are the largest awards, at up to $25,000 each. The grants, available to investigators and clinicians from across campus, support efforts to launch new global health research projects and make them competitive for sustained external funding. The 2019 Seed Grants supported a range of projects, including determining the effects of climate change on family planning, developing a way to train Ethiopian medical workers to care for vehicle accident injuries and identifying specific bacteria causing serious infections in infants. The grants have gone to health clinicians, biochemists, engineers, women’s health advocates and more.

Here is where to find application information for the grants:

  • Seed Grants support new global health research projects to make them competitive for sustained external funding. Application information is available here.
  • Clinical Research Awards support UW-Madison and UW Health clinicians, graduate medical trainees and students in relevant programs who are exploring potential research topics that will enhance global health clinical activities at UW-Madison and beyond. Grants of up to $,8000 will be awarded. Application information is available here.
  • Henry Anderson III Graduate Student Award in Environmental, Occupational and Public Health supports graduate students interested in pursuing research in those topic areas. Grants awards are a minimum of $1,500 for one year. Application information is available here.
  • Graduate Student Research Awards support doctoral students pursuing work in any relevant discipline whose graduate work will enhance global health activities on the UW-Madison campus and beyond. Grants of up to $3,000 each will be awarded. Application information is available here.
  • Visiting Scholar Awards bring visitors to UW-Madison who substantially enhance global health activities on campus in collaboration with a sponsoring UW-Madison faculty member or faculty team. Grants of up to $8,000 each will be awarded. Application information is available here.
  • Faculty and Staff Travel Awards are available for UW-Madison faculty and staff. They can be used for international travel related to educational and research activities. Grants of up to $2,500 each will be awarded. Application information is available here.

All applicants must fill out the Application Title Page 2020.

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For more information, call 608-265-9299 or email globalhealth@ghi.wisc.edu.