Apply now for UW-Madison Global Health Institute 2021 grants and awards

A woman examines the eys of a man in Guatemala while another looks on.

Global Health Institute Seed Grants have funded projects across in Wisconsin and across the globe addressing challenges such as insect-borne disease, nutrition and diabetes care. (Photo courtesy of James Svenson.)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) is pleased to announce the application period is open for its 2021 grants and awards program. This competitive program is designed to support global health efforts of faculty, staff and graduate students across campus, fostering a spirit of collaboration with local and global colleagues and communities.

Applications for Seed Grants, Clinical Research Grants, Virtual Visiting Scholar Awards and Graduate Student Research Awards are due January 25, 2021. Applications for the Henry Anderson III Graduate Student Award in Environmental and Occupational Public Health are due March 15, 2021.

In addition, Seed Grant applicants must submit a letter of intent by December 21, 2020.

This year, the awards to host visiting scholars will be Virtual Visiting Scholar Awards in recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. GHI will not offer Faculty and Staff Travel Awards this year.

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 2020 Seed Grants supported a range of projects on topics including cervical cancer screening in Guatemala, indigenous philosophies for resilient food systems, tick-borne disease and Vitamin A deficiency. 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 $5,000 will be awarded. Application information is available here.
  • Henry Anderson III Graduate Student Award in Environmental and Occupational 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.
  • Virtual Visiting Scholar Awards will bring visitors virtually to campus who substantially enhance global health activities on campus in collaboration with a sponsoring UW-Madison faculty member or faculty team. Grants of up to $2,500 each will be awarded. Application information is available here.
  • Faculty and Staff Travel Awards will not be offered this year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
  • Grant FAQsFor more information, call 608-265-9299 or email globalhealth@ghi.wisc.edu.

By Ann Grauvogl/ November 17, 2020