Global Engagement Grants: Request for Proposals

Applications are now open for Global Engagement Grants, funding that supports novel approaches to global health designed to promote sustainability and equity.

All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and graduate students are eligible to apply. The deadline to submit an application is October 30th, 2023, at 11:59 PM CDT.

Global Engagement Grants offer funding for innovative projects that do not necessarily fall into a single category of research, education, or capacity-building, but are perhaps a blend of all three.

By design, the grant process is streamlined to allow for creative approaches that align with CGHSR’s mission to advance health worldwide through collaborative partnershipssustainable programs, and academic excellence.

View last years’ Global Engagement Grant recipients.

Open Call Global Engagement Grants

CGHSR calls for proposals from UMN faculty, staff, and graduate students to support small projects or pilot efforts. These grants, ranging from $1,500 to $15,000, support work including:

  • Funding for new initiatives or pilot projects: Grants can serve to launch a new global health project by faculty, researchers, staff, or graduate students, including funds for travel.
    • For staff, funding can provide the opportunity to enhance skill sets for work in a global health or capacity-building environment (for example, training programs).
  • Projects that align with the CGHSR mission beyond traditional research projects, including capacity-building activities with international partners.
    • Capacity-building includes educational programs, curriculum development, technical training, and online learning initiatives.
    • Those seeking traditional research grants should apply for our Global Health Seed Grants instead.
  • Projects that address the determinants of health and recognize the broader context of health and well-being, including social, political, and economic factors, physical environment, health behaviors, access to healthcare, and more.