Faculty Travel Awards

Faculty Travel Awards for health sciences faculty aim to encourage international collaboration to further global health research and training/capacity-building collaborations.

We are encouraging international collaboration by providing the means for UMN faculty to connect in-person with partners on global health issues around the world.

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, through its Faculty Travel Award program, encourages international collaboration by supporting travel expenses with the purpose to further University of Minnesota global health research and training and capacity-building collaborations.

Every spring and fall, CGHSR requests proposals for travel awards up to $2,000 to travel to an international site for exploration of potential collaboration on a global health topic or to bring a colleague to campus from any country for exploration of potential collaboration on a global health topic. Three awards are anticipated for each funding cycle in the spring and fall. Allowable expenses include airfare, visas, accommodation, ground transportation, and per diem.

Since 2016, the Faculty Travel Awards program has supported over 20 awards for UMN researchers to collaborate on global health issues around the world.

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The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to encourage international collaboration by supporting travel expenses with the purpose to further University of Minnesota global health research and training and capacity-building collaborations. Due to the current COVID-19 public health concern, this program has been postponed until further notice.

Updates on the CGHSR Spring 2020 Faculty Travel Awards

This program has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation.

Award Details

Award Details

Funds can be used to cover travel expenses for University of Minnesota health sciences faculty members:

  1. to travel to an international site for exploration of potential collaboration on a global health topic of the faculty member’s choosing; or
  2. to bring a colleague to campus from any country for exploration of potential collaboration on a global health topic of the faculty member’s choosing.

Maximum allowable amount is $2,000.  Three awards are anticipated for each funding cycle (one in spring; one in fall). Allowable expenses include airfare, visas, accommodation, ground transportation, and per diem.The award will likely not cover all travel expenses. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate some financial commitment from their department or another source.

Funds will not be awarded to support conference attendance, unless the conference is part of a broader agenda of travel that includes goals that build toward collaborative research or training/capacity-building. Awards will also not be awarded to fund student travel. Please see our CGHSR Scholars Program for more information on student opportunities.

Eligibility

Eligibility

University of Minnesota health sciences faculty are eligible to apply.

Priority Funding Areas

Priority Funding Areas

  • Applicants who demonstrate impact of proposed activities and connection to long-term goals
  • Applicants who have never traveled to destination or brought the same colleague to the U of M campus for related work purposes
  • Applicants who have cultivated preliminary professional relationships associated with proposed activities
  • Applicants whose goals may not be realized without visiting the country or bringing a key colleague to the U of M campus
  • Proposals that include an interdisciplinary component

Grantee Obligations

Grantee Obligations

Recipients will submit a report on their activities and future plans for continued collaboration within 60 days of completing travel. Recipients are encouraged to work with CGHSR staff to implement future collaborative efforts.

To Apply

To Apply

Applications will be collected in the Fall of 2020.

The application requires the following information:

  • Name, faculty rank, department, AHC school/college of the applicant faculty member;
  • If you are applying to bring an international collaborator to campus: a brief bio of that individual, including name, faculty rank, institution and department/unit, and other helpful information related to their background/area of expertise and the potential collaboration;
  • Three documents to be uploaded:
    • PI's biosketch (pdf)
    • International collaborator's biosketch (pdf)
    • Proposal in a single document (pdf) that includes the following details:
      • Travel plans for yourself or visiting colleague (include cities/regions and expected dates of travel/visit);
      • Purpose of travel/visit:
        • If for yourself: institutions you will visit and/or individuals you plan to meet
        • If for a visiting international colleague: U of M units/individuals and partner organizations your visiting colleague will visit;
      • Describe how the travel/visit will serve to advance your collaborative research or training/capacity-building goals;
      • Travel budget:  Applicants should share the total travel budget, including other funding sources and itemizing the costs to be covered by the travel award.
Other Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Interested in other funding opportunities? We have several opportunities available for both students and faculty.