Apply for UW global health research awards by April 30

With two new awards, the UW-Madison Global Health Institute will encourage innovative research and expand global health conversations and activities on campus.

GHI will award up to 10 Graduate Student Research Awards and five Visiting Scholars in Global Health Research Awards May 15. Applications are due by Tuesday, April 30.

The Graduate Student Research Awards in Global Health will support PhD students pursuing innovative research in any relevant discipline. The awards of up to $5,000 cannot be used to fund salaries, tuition or stipends and preference will be given to pre-dissertators who are exploring potential topics that will enhance global health activities at the UW-Madison and beyond. Award recipients also will be required to attend at least two GHI brown-bag lunches each semester and present their plans or findings at one of them.

Faculty from all departments, centers and campus units are encouraged to apply to host a visiting scholar through a Visiting Scholars in Global Health Research award. The awards of up to $10,000 each will support collaboration between international scholars and local researchers to enhance global health activities on campus. Preference will be given to visiting faculty and postdoctoral scholars who are engaged in research that addresses critical issues in global population health and disease prevention. The hosting department, center or unit must provide matching funding in the form of travel expenses, lodging expenses (or free “home stay”) or other financial or in-kind support directly related to the scholar’s visit.

Established in 2011, GHI forges interdisciplinary and international partnerships to support and encourage unprecedented action to address the complex, intertwined roots of ill health and find sustainable strategies for global well-being. The Institute draws from veterinary and human medicine, public health, engineering, education, economics, law, energy, agriculture, the humanities and more to improve global well-being. From improving environmental sustainability and educating tomorrow’s global health leaders to supporting equitable prevention and treatment of disease, GHI improves lives in Wisconsin and around the world.

For application details, visit and click the Research and Awards tab. For more information, contact Betsy Teigland at Award winners will be announced May 15.