Thailand Seed Grants

Global Health Seed Grants for research in Thailand support partnerships between faculty from the University of Minnesota and institutions in Thailand, pursuing global health research.

These projects will forge new collaborative research efforts between the University of Minnesota and a variety of institutions in Thailand, building on the strength of ongoing studies and paving the way for increased student engagement in research.

2017 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

The Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility, along with the Global Medical Education and Research Program (GMER), announces the recipients of the 2017 Thailand Seed Grants. 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; and to create a mechanism to involve students in faculty-led international research studies. The proposals selected for funding in the 2017 round are:

  • “Identifying opportunities to improve the effectiveness of rabies control programs in Thailand using geographical analysis and multi-sectoral policy engagement tools.” PI: Kaylee M. Errecaborde. Co-investigators: Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok;  Ong-orn Prasarnphanich, USAID EPT2: One Health Workforce Project; Andres Perez, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota.

  • “Seroprevalence of flaviviruses and risk factors for infection among long-term expatriates in Thailand.” PI: Katie Anderson. Co-investigators: Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Travel Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok; Parichat Salee, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Chiang Mai University.