The CPH Faculty Development Grant for Global Public Health Research was established to encourage international research through collaborations with researchers in other countries. The goal of these awards is to establish new, long term research partnerships in international settings that will foster collaborative research opportunities for faculty and students at the College of Public Health. Proposed projects must seek to establish NEW collaborations, OR the project must develop a new activity to add to an existing project with the prospect of involving new faculty or student researchers. The grant will be for a one-year period and only CPH primary faculty are eligible to apply. In addition, all grantees must provide a one-page mid-term report describing progress to-date, as well as what portion of the funds have been used and towards what activities.
Applicants may apply for several different types of funding grants:
- Small partnership grants in an amount up to $6,000 for travel to a foreign country or travel of a collaborator to Iowa for the purpose of establishing and building partnerships; or
- Larger grants up to $15,000 for projects which may include a pilot project component in an international setting.
- Proposals for other global grants may be considered. Additional options may include funding for student travel expenses to assist on a faculty research project or travel costs of students to attend an international course the faculty member is teaching at a foreign university.
The award maybe used for the following expenses:
- Travel costs (airfare, lodging, visa costs, and transportation in county for faculty member and/or students to country of collaboration). (Small and Large grants)
- Travel for a collaborator or potential collaborator to come to Iowa. (Small grants)
- Costs of supporting pilot projects in host country (e.g., translators, data collection). (Large grants only)
- Salary support for the CPH faculty member is not an eligible expense with this grant.
The application packages are reviewed on a rolling monthly basis and should be submitted by the 15th of each month to guarantee timely review.