AHC Global Health Seed Grants: Research in Uganda
The University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC) established the Uganda Hub in August 2015. The Hub is anchored by a strong collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Makerere University that has been growing since 2005.
The recipients of the 2016 Seed Grants are Nicole Basta, School of Public Health, and Melanie Nicol, College of Pharmacy.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) and the Global Medical Education and Research Program (GMER) request proposals for new research projects based in Uganda where the AHC has launched a new hub of innovation to advance new research and educational opportunities. The goals of these seed grants are to:
- Seed new research studies by UMN faculty from the health sciences that have potential to attract future funding from external sources;
- Create a mechanism to involve students in faculty-led international research studies;
- Encourage interdisciplinary research across the health sciences;
- Support new partnerships between UMN faculty and institutions in Uganda, including but not limited to Makerere University.
Grants are available to Assistant, Associate or Full Professors in the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. Prior global health research experience is not required. Each application must have a single PI. Each faculty member may submit only one application as a 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 Uganda
- Include UMN student(s) in global health research activities
Preference is given to proposals that include:
- Co-investigators with diverse expertise from a variety of health science disciplines.
- Investigators who are new to research or partnerships in Uganda;
- A co-investigator who is an alumnus of the Karolinska Institutet-Makerere University Joint PhD Program. For a list of these alumni, contact Molly McCoy at email@example.com.
- Co-investigators from the Karolinska Institute
- Include Makerere University students in research activities
- Applications are now closed.
- Proposals will be selected through a competitive peer review process
- Applicants will be notified of their funding in May 2016
- Funding will be available June 2016
Please see the Seed Grant RFP for details and instructions.
Questions may be directed to Molly McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.