Global Health Seed Grants
AHC Global Health Seed Grants foster new interdisciplinary research collaborations, in focus regions, to advance new global health research.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) at the University of Minnesota requests proposals for new international health research projects in locations where the AHC maintains hubs of innovation or is actively exploring opportunities to advance new research and educational opportunities: East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean.
These seed grants aim to:
Seed new global health research studies by UMN faculty that have potential to attract future funding from external sources;
Encourage interdisciplinary research;
Support new partnerships between UMN faculty and global institutions;
Create a mechanism to involve students in faculty-led international research studies.
Grants are available to Instructors and Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors at the University of Minnesota from within and beyond the Academic Health Center. Prior global health research experience is not required. Faculty Travel Awards recipients are encouraged to apply.
Required elements of the proposal:
Health research activities that take place in East Africa, Southeast Asia, or Latin America/Caribbean
Include interdisciplinary investigators
Preference is given to proposals that include:
PI and co-investigators with diverse expertise from a variety of health science disciplines
Investigators who are new to research or partnerships in region of application
A health issue of known relevance in the region of study
Preliminary data gathering for larger, long-term studies
UMN and/or host-country student(s) in research activities (student travel allowable, but not required).
Applications for the 2018 funding cycle have closed. Please check back for future opportunities.
AHC Seed Grants in Uganda: A catalyst for global research partnership
Planting Seeds to Grow Global Collaborations
Past Seed Grant Recipients
Faculty Travel Awards
Faculty Travel Awards for AHC faculty foster and encourage new interdisciplinary international global health research and training/capacity-building collaborations with in-country collaborators.