Global Health Institute symposium and grants

The UW-Madison Global Health Institute is pleased to announce its 2018 Global Health Symposium and new grant opportunities.


Advancing Health In Uncertain Times
Global Health Symposium 2018
April 10, 2018
Union South

UW-Madison Professor Susan Paskewitz will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Global Health Symposium. Paskewitz, professor and chair of the Department of Entomology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, is also co-director of the Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The annual symposium provides a forum for the UW-Madison global health community to showcase recent work and connect with each other. The evening includes oral and poster presentations, and a panel discussion on a current challenge.


Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2018

The application period is open for the 2018 Global Health Institute grants and awards. This competitive grant program is designed to support global health efforts of faculty, staff and graduate students across campus, fostering the Wisconsin Idea locally and globally.
Grants will be awarded in four categories:

  • NEW FOR 2018: Henry Anderson III Graduate Student Award in Environmental, Occupational and Public Health supports graduate students interested in pursuing research in those topic areas.  Application information.
  • Graduate Student Research Awards supports doctoral students pursuing work in any relevant discipline whose graduate work will enhance global health activities on the UW-Madison campus and beyond. Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded. Application information.
  • Visiting Scholar Awards brings visitors to UW-Madison who substantially enhance global health activities on campus in collaboration with a sponsoring UW-Madison faculty member or faculty team. Grants of up to $8,000 each will be awarded. Application information.
  • Faculty and Staff Travel Awards are available for UW-Madison faculty and staff who are GHI affiliates. They can be used for international travel related to educational and research activities. Grants of up to $2,500 each will be awarded. Application information.


Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2018

The call for proposals for the 14th annual Global Health Symposium is open to members and partners of the UW-Madison community who are addressing global health and disease. From basic research to education to applied projects in the field, the symposium hopes to showcase the full spectrum of UW-Madison global health activity.

The Global Health Institute encourages and welcomes presentations from all disciplines—from arts, agriculture, and business, to education, engineering, and humanities, to all of the health sciences and more.