Notice of Upcoming Change: The CPH Faculty Development Grant for Global Public Health Research is in the process of being restructured and new application and eligibility guidelines will be released on this page on Friday, June 30, 2023. All faculty applying for funding to be used before or during the summer 2023 term should apply using the current guidelines (below). Faculty applying for funding for the Fall 2023 term and beyond should use the new application guidelines.
We are no longer accepting faculty applications for the 2022-23 fiscal year. Please check back in July 2023 for information about how to apply for our new faculty pilot grant program.
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 long term institutional partnerships in international settings that will foster collaborative opportunities for faculty and students at the College of Public Health. Proposed projects should seek to establish collaborations with new institutions or to help to strengthen an existing partnership, ideally with the prospect of involving new faculty and student. 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.
Award Type & Eligibility
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 for research or other relevant collaborative projects; or
- Larger grants up to $15,000 for projects which may include a pilot project component in an international setting.
Faculty may apply for this grant multiple times. However, priority will be given to new applicants. For a full summary of grant eligibility and application considerations, download our Faculty Global Travel Grant Guidelines.
Faculty interested in funding to bring a global partner to campus should visit our Visiting Scholars grant page for more details.
How to Apply
Complete applications should be sent to email@example.com. The proposal package should provide the following sections:
- Cover page (1 page): Include the title of the project, name and contact information for the principal investigators and any co-investigators, and a 250 word abstract.
- Project Description/Research Strategy (2 pages maximum):
- Describe the aims of the project and the research methodology (if applicable).
- Include a description of the expected outcomes and deliverables of the project.
- Describe the Human Subjects/IRB plan.
- If applicable, identify which of the CPH Areas of Collective Excellence align with the proposed project.
- Project Justification (2 pages maximum):
- Why do you think this international site is appropriate and necessary for this proposed project?
- What is the nature of the relationship with the collaborator (how have you identified this collaborator, how many years have you been in contact, have you ever traveled to the site before, do you have any previous or current projects together)?
- How does this project meet the CPH’s goals of investing in a long-term collaboration? For example, will this result in opportunities for student involvement, other faculty involvement, or new projects?
- What unique elements of this collaboration do you think will make it successful?
- What will be the next steps if this project is successfully completed? (Please include details of potential funding sources for follow-up grants, including funding agencies, specific RFA numbers, etc.)
- Timeline of Research Activities (1 page)
- Budget (1 page)
- Budget Justification (1-2 pages)
- NIH Biosketch for US and Host Country Collaborators
- Letter of support from the host country collaborator, which must address the following issues:
- The collaborator and/or institute agrees to host the CPH collaborators and to make arrangements “on the ground” as necessary.
- The collaborator must provide a brief description of the proposed project and agree to the project plan.
- The collaborator agrees to the importance of acknowledgment of funding source, data sharing, co-authorship, and any other policies that may be in effect such as NIH Open Access policies.
The award maybe used for the following expenses:
- Travel costs, including:
- Visa costs
- Ground Transportation in county
- Living expense and other miscellaneous travel-related items
- Costs of supporting pilot projects in host country (e.g., translators, data collection).
- Faculty may request some compensation for international partners who are engaged in research activities. These activities should be specified in the budget justification. Compensation requests should not exceed $250 per day and must fit within the funding limits of the grant. The requested daily rate should be culturally appropriate and in line with the individual’s usual rate of compensation for similar work.
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.
All proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the CPH Global Health Committee. Criteria for review will include, but is not limited to:
- Potential for proposed activities to establish and/or further collaboration with the global health partner.
- Potential for proposed activities to generate funding opportunities to support future projects.
- Potential for proposed activities to involve CPH students or other faculty.
- Sufficient evidence of enough existing contact with proposed collaborators to support successful visit.
- Project alignment with any of the CPH Collective Areas of Excellence (Rural Health, Comparative Effectiveness Research and/or Community Engagement)
The amount awarded will be determined based on budget justification and past global faculty development awards.
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.
A final report (maximum 5 pages) is due no later than 60 days following the project end date. The final report should include the following elements:
- Describe the work you have done on this project, and any results you may have attained, including publications, new grant applications submitted or in preparation.
- Did you have any unexpected challenges or obstacles? Did you change scope of work in any way?
- What has been the most successful part of your project?
- Describe how this project has benefited the College of Public Health.
- How did you, or how do you plan to, evaluate the effectiveness or success of your project?
- What potential is there for this collaboration to remain as a long-term partnership with the University of Iowa?
- What are the next steps from this project?
- A one-page brief that describes the project and its results for the CPH Communications Office (template will be provided).
Alternatively, faculty may choose to present on their project to the Global Public Health Committee in lieu of a final written report.