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Institute for Global Health AOSC Research Micro Grant

The Institute for Global Health offers micro grants to full-time Northwestern faculty who are currently mentoring medical students in global health Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) program to support global health research and student mentorship. Micro grants awards are up to $2,500 per faculty member, per year. The goal of the program is to provide modest support for travel to international partner sites, basic study supplies and/or software needed by Northwestern faculty to develop and oversee credible and sustainable global health research amenable to student involvement. Priority will be given to projects that have the majority of research activity taking place in partner countries. This proposal can also support activities related to existing research or educational grants, but not currently funded under existing mechanisms. Funds are not intended to support long-term research projects.

The faculty micro grant program is funded by the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Initiative, which is generously supported by Northwestern Medicine Primary and Specialty Care, its patients and Feinberg’s donors.

Who Can Apply?

Any full-time Northwestern faculty member who is currently mentoring a student in the Area of Scholarly Concentration program may apply. 

What Can the Funding Be Used For?

Up to $2,500 per year faculty member may be awarded. Funding requests may be lower than this amount. Faculty should submit a budget and work with university-approved vendors whenever possible.

Allowable expenses include:

  • Foreign travel (international airfare, hotels, local fares): Faculty should use the Northwestern's travel program or an approved Northwestern Travel Agent to book travel.
  • Modest incentives for enrollment in IRB approved clinical study
  • Basic supplies
  • Software essential to the study
  • IRB fees

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