GHI Seed Grants support UW-Madison efforts to launch new global research projects and make them competitive for sustained external funding. Seed Grants allow researchers to reach across disciplines for collaborators and make many projects possible. All disciplines, from engineers to clinicians, environmental scientists to women’s studies experts, and more are eligible to apply. GHI will award grants in amounts of up to $20,000 each for the duration of one year.
Applications for 2022 Seed Grants are closed.
2022 Grant Recipients
Real world efficacy of school-based HPV vaccination campaigns and bivalent HPV vaccination in rural Zimbabwe
PI: Megan Fitzpatrick, M.D., Department of Pathology, SMPH. Key personnel: Racheal Dube, Moffit/University of Zimbabwe; Bothwell Guzha, University of Zimbabwe; Oscar Tapera, UNICEF-Zimbabwe
P.I.: Priya Mukherjee, Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc., Agricultural and Applied Economics, CALS
2021 Grant Recipients
PI: Jessica L. Hite, Ph.D., Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, with Dorte Dopfer, Food Animal Production; Jingyi Huang, Soil Sciences; Johanna Elfenbein, Pathobiological Sciences at UW-Madison; and Eric Fevre, University of Liverpool
PI: Holly Gibbs, Ph.D., Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with Marin Skidmore, Nelson Instittue, and Kaitlyn Sims, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW-Madison
Traditional health knowledge and COVID-19: Health narratives of a migrant Salasaka Indigenous community in the Galapagos
PI: Diego Román, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, with Gioconda Coello, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Luiz Gonzalez, School of Medicine and Public Health; and Gabriella Gaus-Hinoja, Department of Counseling Psychology
2020 Grant Recipients
P.I. Justin Boutilier, Ph.D., Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering with Sarang Deo, Indian School of Business
P.I.: James Kelleher, Ph.D., Department of Medical History and Bioethics, School of Medicine and Public Health
Improving risk assessment of emerging tick-borne diseases in North America by considering tick population biology
P.I.: Sean Schoville, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with Susan Paskewitz, UW-Madison, and Jean Tsao, Michigan State University
P.I.: Sean Duffy, M.D., MPH, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health with Kevin Wyne and Taryn Valley, UW-Madison, Dana Benden, Gundersen Health System, and Alli Foreman, San Lucas
P.I.: Susan Paskewitz, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with Gebbiena Bron and Jorge Osorio, UW-Madison; Maria del Pilar Fernandex, Columbia Universit, Brian Leydet, SUNY ESF, Yamila Romer, Emory University, and Rachel Sippy, University of Florida/ SUNY Upstate Medical University
P.I.: Sherry Tanumihardjo, Ph.D., Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences with Parminder Suchdev, Emory University
Mariaelena Huambachano, Ph.D., Department of Civil Society and Community Studies, School of Human Ecology
P.I.: Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Ph.D., Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School of Human Ecology
Mostafa Zamanian, Ph.D., Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, with Jorge Osorio, UW-Madison, Juan Pablo Hernandiz-Ortiz, and Karl Ciuoderis Aponte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Colombia-Wisconsin One Health Consortium
Principal Investigator: Monica Grant, Department of Sociology, College of Letters & Science
GENDER ANALYSIS AND GLOBAL LEARNING FOR SAFE AND HEALTHY STREETS: IMPLEMENTING A COMPLETE STREETS POLICY IN MILWAUKEE, WIS.
Principal Investigator: Carolyn McAndrews, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, College of Letters & Science
Principal Investigator: Jessica Schmidt, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health
Principal Investigator: Girma Tefera, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Public Health
Principal Investigator: Lyric Bartholomay, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine
TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE EDUCATION: A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN & ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY SIMULATION CENTERS
Principal Investigator: Krystle Campbell, UW Health Clinical Simulation Program, School of Medicine and Public Health
Principal Investigator: Leonelo Bautista, Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health
Analyzing the Domestic and Sexual Violence Impacts of Dodd-Frank Mining Legislation in Eastern Democratic Republic of CongoGrant Two Title
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Foltz, Department of Ag and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Impacts of the Introduction of Livestock on Crop Yield in a Rural Agricultural Resource Demonstration Center in Lweza, Uganda
Principal Investigators: James Ntambi, Department of Biochemistry, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS); John Ferrick, CALS International Programs
Principal Investigator: Nasia Safdar, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health
Principal Investigators: Michel Wattiaux, Department of Dairy Science, CALS; Heidi Busse, Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, School of Human Ecology
FLOOD PREDICTION TO SUPPORT ADVANCED DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS: UNDERSTANDING, DEVELOPMENT, AND APPLICATION
Principal Investigator: Paul Block, assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
WATER, WOMEN, AND FISHERIES: ADDRESSING TWO ECOLOGICAL REALITIES IMPACTING HUMAN HEALTH AT LAKE VICTORIA
Principal Investigator: Jessica Corman, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate, Center for Limnology
Principal Investigators: Peter McIntyre, Ph.D., assistant professor, Center for Limnology; James Hurley, associate professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; director, UW Aquatic Sciences Center
Principal Investigators: James Svenson, M.D., M.S., associate professor, Emergency Medicine; Kevin Wyne, PA-C, faculty associate, Family Medicine
Principal Investigators: Janis P. Tupesis, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM; Mohammed Dalwai, M.D., Ph.D. Candidate
SYSTEM STRENGTHENING AND HUMAN BUILDING TO SCALE UP LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTION IN SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA
Principal Investigators: Cynthie K. Anderson, M.D., MPH; Eliza Bennett, M.D.; Cara King, D.O., M.S.; Heidi Brown, M.D.; Nicholas Schmuhl, Ph.D.; Zenebe Wolde, Millio Teshome, Jennifer Higgins, Ph.D., MPH
Principal Investigators: Janet Shibley Hyde, Ph.D.; Mary Crave, Ph.D.; Sophia Friedson-Ridenour, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Principal Investigators: Leonelo E Bautista, M.D., MPH., DrPH; Lina M Vera, M.D., M.S.; Alberto Palloni, Ph.D.; Juan P Casas, M.D., Ph.D.; Jaime Miranda, M.D., M.S., for the LASO investigators
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING BRUCELLOSIS IN THE IMBABURA AND PICHINCHA PROVINCES IN ECUADOR
Principal Investigators: Poulsen K.P.; Hutchins F.T.; Gaus D.P.; Van Kekerix M.J.; Lopez L.; Trueba G.; Czuprynski C.J.; Olsen C.W.
THE EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY ON POVERTY AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY: THE SAHEL’S SILENT MAIZE REVOLUTION
Principal Investigators: Jeremy Foltz, Ph.D.; Sara Patterson, Ph.D.
Principal Investigators: Monica J. Grant, Ph.D.; Ajay K Sethi, Ph.D.; James H. Conway, M.D.
PATHWAYS FOR POVERTY REDUCTION IN HAITI: HEALTH AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF ORGANIC MANGO PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING
Principal Investigator: Gary P. Green, Ph.D.; Co-Investigators: Bradford L. Barham, Ph.D.; Gergens Polynice, M.S.
PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH AND PLANNING TO IMPROVE YOUNG WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: A LEVER FOR CHANGE IN REACHING THE MDGS
Principal Investigators: Nancy Kendall, Ph.D.; Claire Wendland, M.D., Ph.D.