The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) has announced that the application period is open for its 2020 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.

This year, the Institute again offers the Clinical Research Award, targeted specifically for health trainees and clinicians, and its Seed Grants for new projects that can secure future outside funding. The Institute also makes graduate student research, visiting scholars, and faculty and staff travel awards GHI’s popular Seed Grants are the largest awards, at up to $25,000 each. The grants, available to investigators and clinicians from across campus, support efforts to launch new global health research projects and make them competitive for sustained external funding. The 2019 Seed Grants supported a range of projects, including determining the effects of climate change on family planning, developing a way to train Ethiopian medical workers to care for vehicle accident injuries and identifying specific bacteria causing serious infections in infants. The grants have gone to health clinicians, biochemists, engineers, women’s health advocates and more.

Applications are due January 27 with Seed Grant letters of intent due on December 20.

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