Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases accepting applications for Explorations in Global Health Funding Opportunity

The Explorations in Global Health awards are designed to foster the development of research partnerships and projects in global health. Grants are to UNC faculty for international travel or to bring international colleagues to campus to establish research relationships, or to undertake discrete research projects with international collaborators. Applications for the awards are being accepted through June 11.

Purpose: Awards are designed to foster the development of research partnerships and projects in global health. Grants are to UNC faculty for international travel or to bring international colleagues to campus to establish research relationships, or to undertake discrete research projects with international collaborators.

* Due June 11 at 5 p.m. EDT to Kathryn_Salisbury@med.unc.edu, Subject: EGH Grant Submission

* Notification of decisions no later than July 16
* Funds cannot be used to attend professional conferences or to fund project personnel
* Grant-funded travel must be completed within one year

Award Details: Faculty may apply individually, together with a UNC student, or with another UNC faculty member from a different discipline. Approximately 4-5 grants will be made this year in amounts up to $5,000 (for a single applicant) or $8,000 (for UNC co-applicants).

Focus Areas: Climate change, food security, partner violence, mental health effects of natural disasters and epidemics, cancer treatment in resource constrained countries, water contamination, ethics of short term international medical missions, European financial crisis and public health, health in immigrant populations, urban planning, and road traffic injuries.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty from all units at UNC are eligible to apply for funding. Adjunct faculty, post-docs, and medical residents are not eligible for this opportunity. Degree-seeking students of all levels may co-apply with a faculty member who meets the eligibility requirements.

Application Process: The project proposal is three pages, single-spaced, 11-point font, .5 inch margins, and describes:

  • the research plan to be developed;
  • a clear statement of the global health significance of the proposed plan;
  • the applicant's current academic position and background relevant to the proposed research;
  • the nature of the partnership, if applicable (i.e. foreign collaboration faculty member(s), institution(s), and any existing lingages);
  • expected benefits such as development or reinforcement of international institutional relationships for the University; and
  • the budget, justification, and timeline.
  • Additionally, include the NIH biosketches of all researchers involved in the project, and letters of support from international collaborators as appropriate. Email as a single PDF file labeled with the applicant's last name: Smith_EGH_2018.pdf.

The successful proposal will have clear, demonstrable benefits to global health.

More Information:
Kathryn Salisbury
Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
2125 Bioinformatics Building CB #7030
919-960-0741
Email: Kathryn_Salisbury@med.unc.edu

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