Explorations in Global Health: Call for Faculty Grant Proposal Applications

The Global Health Research Innovation Center (GHRIC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for faculty research grants. These grants are designed to foster the development of research initiatives and partnership projects in global health. Grants will be made to Miami faculty to undertake small-scale, collaborative pilot research projects in global health and/or travel (of Miami faculty or domestic/international collaborators) to cultivate research relationships through establishing institutional linkages and jointly developing or writing research proposals. The expectation is that at least one outcome of each project will be the submission of an external grant proposal.

Proposed projects must involve at least two Miami faculty members from different departments. Budgets are expected to be between $4000-$8000. We expect to award 1-2 grants, with start times no earlier than January 2, 2017. If funded, additional funding of up to $1000 may be available to help support presentation of the proposed project at either the annual conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health or the Global Health and Innovation Conference (Unite for Sight).

Preference will be given to applications that have a high likelihood of generating successful proposals for external funding and that include collaborations with faculty currently involved in global health initiatives at Miami University. Other review criteria include (1) strength of proposal, (2) evidence of interdisciplinary and innovative approach, (3) relevance to global health, and (4) fit within the mission of the GHRIC.


Full-time faculty (tenured and tenure track, lecturers) from all divisions at Miami University are eligible to apply for funding. VAPS, adjunct faculty, post-docs, and students are not eligible for this opportunity. Degree-seeking students of all levels may be included in faculty teams, however this opportunity is to fund faculty research interests with the expectation that faculty will continue to pursue this research past the funding period; it is not an opportunity to fund graduate student research under faculty supervision.

Application Process

The project proposal should consist of no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins, and describe:

  • the research project to be developed;
  • a clear statement of the global health significance of the proposed project;
  • the applicants' current academic positions and backgrounds relevant to the proposed research;
  • the nature of the partnership, if applicable (i.e. domestic or international collaborating faculty member(s), institution(s), and any existing linkages);
  • expected benefits such as development or reinforcement of international institutional relationships for the University (e.g. MOUs, faculty exchanges, etc);
  • the budget, cost justification, primary department to manage the budget;
  • proposed timeline; and
  • the external grant opportunity that is at least one aim of the proposed project
  • Please also include biosketches (NIH style) or CVs (maximum 4 pages) of all researchers involved in the project, as well as brief letters of support from domestic or international collaborators as appropriate (not included in the 5-page limit). The application packet must be a single PDF file labeled with the applicant' last names: Smith_Jones_GHRIC_16-17.pdf

The award will be made as a single funds transfer to one of the applicants' department(s). Allowable budget items include supplies and travel-related expenses. The award cannot support any human resources needs. All travel and financial expenditures and reporting carried out under the Explorations in Global Health program must comply with Miami, state, and federal regulations and procedures.

The application must be sent to gh@MiamiOH.edu as an attachment by Friday, November 18, 2016 at midnight. Subject: GHRIC Grant Submission

More Information

Cameron Hay-Rollins
Associate Professor
Dept of Anthropology
(513) 529-9242

Requirements for Grant Recipients

  • Recipients will provide GHRIC with brief quarterly progress reports and a final report May 10, 2017. All reports should include details on any external grant proposals or other outcomes achieved (submitted manuscripts, travel and its outcomes, public-forum events at Miami, MOUs, conference presentations, etc.).
  • Recipients will give a seminar or talk on their project either fall or spring semester during the 2016-2017 school year (GHRIC will assist with coordinating such a seminar). If an international colleague is brought to campus, that colleague must give a seminar at Miami during her or his visit, and engage with Miami students both in and outside of a classroom setting.
  • Recipients must provide photos, interviews, or other materials related to their work to assist GHRIC with communications about this program.
  • Any application, abstract, publication, or other product generated from research supported by this funding mechanism must acknowledge the Miami University Global Health Research Innovation Center by name or inclusion of the center's logo.