AHC Global Health Seed Grants: Research in Guangxi, China


Guangxi, China

The University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC) signed an Agreement for Cooperation and Exchange with the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Guangxi CDC) in March 2015. Built on previous collaborations Dr. Brooks Jackson has with Guangxi CDC in HIV/AIDS research, the AHC and the Guangxi CDC are broadening the scope of collaboration and areas of research.

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Seed Grants for research in Guanxi, China.

2016 Seed Grant Details


The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) of the University of Minnesota and the Guangxi Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Guangxi CDC), Nanning, China request proposals for new research projects based in Guangxi, China, where the Academic Health Center (AHC) has started a partnership to advance new research and educational opportunities.

The goals of these seed grants are to: 

  • Seed new research studies by U of M faculty from the health sciences that have potential to attract future funding from external sources and will result in publication;
  • Support new partnerships between U of M faculty and Guangxi CDC researchers.


Grants are available to a team of two Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs): one Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the U of M AHC, and one researcher at Guangxi CDC. Prior global health research experience is not required. Each application must have a team of two Co-PIs; U of M faculty must contact Eric Chu (chuxx168@umn.edu) to be paired with a Guangxi CDC Co-PI as determined by Guangxi CDC leadership based on complementary expertise and research goals between researcher teams. Each U of M faculty member or Guangxi researcher may submit only one application as a Co-PI. However, there is no limit to the number of applications on which a faculty member could participate as a co-investigator.

Required elements of the proposal:

  • Research activities that take place in Guangxi, China
  • Research activities in one of these four areas:
    • HIV prevention policy 
    • Factors associated with aging
    • Hepatitis B
    • Prevention of smoking

Note: U of M student involvement is encouraged. However, in order for a student to conduct field research or to work in Guangxi, the student must have at least an intermediate-high command of Mandarin Chinese. The absence of student involvement will not negatively impact an application.

Application Process

Applications are currently closed. 

Proposal Format

See the Seed Grant RFP for details and instructions


Contact Eric Chu at chuxx168@umn.edu with questions or to connect with a Guangxi CDC researcher/potential Co-PI.