AHC Global Health Seed Grants: Research in Thailand


These seed grants foster new research collaborations at the AHC Thailand Hub. Applications are now closed.

2017 Seed Grant Details


The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) and Global Medical Education and Research Program (GMER) of the University of Minnesota request proposals for new research projects based in Thailand, where the AHC is developing a 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;
  • Encourage interdisciplinary research across the health sciences;
  • Support new partnerships between UMN faculty and institutions in Thailand;
  • Create a mechanism to involve students in faculty-led international research studies.


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. Faculty Travel Awards recipients are encouraged to apply.

Required elements of the proposal:

  • Research activities that take place in Thailand
  • Include a co-investigator with an appointment at a Thai institution

Preference is given to proposals that include:

  • PI and co-investigator(s) with diverse expertise from a variety of health-related disciplines
  • Investigators who are new to research or partnerships in Thailand
  • A health issue of known relevance in Thailand
  • Preliminary data gathering for larger, long-term studies
  • UMN and Thai student(s) in research activities

Application process

  • Applications closed on May 31, 2017.
  • Proposals will be selected through a competitive peer review process.
  • Applicants will be notified of their funding status by end of June 2017.  
  • Funding will be available July 2017.

Proposal format

Please see the Thailand Seed Grant RFP for details and instructions.


Faculty seeking collaborators are encouraged to reach out to co-chairs of the Minnesota-Thailand Interest Group:

All other questions may be directed to Eric Chu at chuxx168@umn.edu.

This Seed Grant program is made possible with funds from the Carlson Family Foundation.

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Thailand Hub

The University of Minnesota Academic Health Center launched the Thailand Hub in April 2016, building on joint education initiatives and collaborative research studies over the last 25 years. The Hub is anchored by strong collaborations, placing a high priority on mutual benefit and exchange.

Learn more about The Hub