Faculty Travel Awards

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

Awards for 2017-18 have already been granted. Check back in Fall 2018 for the next round of applications. 

Faculty Travel Awards

Program Goal

To encourage international collaboration by supporting travel expenses with the purpose to further University of Minnesota global health research and training/capacity-building collaborations.

Award Details

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

  1. to travel to an AHC Hub (Uganda/East Africa or Thailand/Southeast Asia) for exploration of potential collaboration on a global health topic of the faculty member’s choosing; or
  2. to travel to any international location for exploration of potential collaboration on a climate change and health-focused topic; or
  3. to bring a colleague to campus from East Africa or Southeast Asia for exploration of potential collaboration on a global health topic of the faculty member’s choosing, or from any country for exploration of potential collaboration on a climate change and health-focused topic.

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.

Eligibility

University of Minnesota AHC faculty are eligible to apply.

Priority Funding Areas

  • Proposals that include an interdisciplinary component;
  • Applicants who have never traveled to East Africa or Southeast Asia or brought the same colleague to the U of M campus for related work purposes;
  • Applicants who have cultivated preliminary professional relationships in East Africa or Southeast Asia or any international location in the topic area of climate change and health;
  • Applicants who demonstrate impact of proposed activities and connection to long-term goals;
  • Applicants whose goals may not be realized without visiting the country or bringing a key colleague to the U of M campus.

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.
  • Travel outside of the designated geographic areas and/or topic area.
  • Student travel.

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.

Questions

Questions may be directed to Eric Chu at chuxx168@umn.edu.