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Global Health Project Award Funding for Faculty

The Institute for Global Health is pleased to share this call for applications to supporting member faculty projects, including, but not limited to, events, education, community engagement, or implementation projects. These funds are not intended to support research projects. Those interested in research awards should instead apply for Research Catalyzer Funding for Faculty.

The Global Health Project Awards are supported by the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Initiative, which is generously supported by Northwestern Medicine Primary & Specialty Care, its patients, and Feinberg’s donors.

To view all awarded global health projects, visit here.

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The purpose of this grant is to provide support to Northwestern faculty for non-research projects. The fund is not meant to support the same aims of existing projects already funded elsewhere. Priority will be given to supporting long-term partnerships for projects that will have long-term outcomes and impact. Faculty must have a full-time appointment at Northwestern University and be a member of the Institute for Global Health.


Total budget cannot exceed $25,000 regardless of length of budget period, including all subcontractor costs and indirect expenses to subcontractors. F&A to Northwestern is not allowable. Requests may be made for less than $25k.

Budget Period

1-2 years


Annual application deadlines are October 1, February 1 and June 1 by 5 p.m. CST.

Review Process and Notification

All eligible applications will be peer-reviewed. Notification of a decision will be sent within 45 days of submission. Review criteria will include needs assessment, impact for Northwestern global health community, sustainability, and applicant qualification.

Application Materials

To complete this application, you will need to be prepared to upload the following materials. 

  1. Project plan (Up to 5 pages)
  2. Budget (Excel format). Unallowable expenses include computers and F&A to Northwestern
  3. Budget justification
  4. Applicant CV or biosketch

Required Progress Report

A final report will be due to the Director of the Institute for Global Health 60 days after the end of the event or project.



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