Faculty & Research Funding

CGH Funding

CGH provides seed funding grants to faculty at the University of Pennsylvania (with priority given to CGH Scholars) to enable and support global health research projects. The primary purpose of these awards is to strengthen the individual’s ability to secure subsequent funding from current and future sources. 

Applications will be accepted beginning Spring 2017. Eligibility and instructions will be posted soon.

Non-CGH Funding

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline:

Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to application deadline
Application due date: August 31, 2018

Purpose:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research applications that propose to conduct research to develop or adapt innovative mobile health (mHealth) technology specifically suited for LMICs and determine the health-related outcomes associated with implementation of the technology. Of highest interest are innovative, well-designed multidisciplinary projects that aim to generate generalizable knowledge for the field.

The overall goal of the FOA is to contribute to the evidence base for the use of mobile technology to improve clinical outcomes and public health while building research capacity in LMICs and establishing research networks in this area. Applicants are required to propose partnerships between at least one U.S. institution and one LMIC institution and the proposed research plan should strengthen the mHealth research capabilities at the LMIC institution.  

Funding Organization(s):

Fogarty International Center, NIH, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Focus Area(s):

telemedicine, mHealth, Patient outcomes, implementation of technology

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Call for Proposals: Preventing deaths from cervical cancer

Deadline:

Letter of Intent: June 20, 2018
Application due date: August 27, 2018

Purpose:

Specifically, Unitaid seeks to accelerate access and scale use of optimal tools for cervical cancer secondary prevention in LMICs.

The objective of this call for proposals is to identify projects that can address access barriers, catalyse the market for, and support adoption of improved tools for managing the disease at the pre-cancer stage, thereby reducing the increasing death toll due to cervical cancer in LMICs in general, and in particular in HIV-coinfected women. 

Funding Organization(s):

Unitaid

Focus Area(s):

Oncology, Cervical Cancer

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Planning Grant for Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D71)

Deadline:

Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to application due date
Application due date: July 26, 2018; July 25, 2019

Purpose:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for a planning grant from institutions in LMICs to design a Global Infectious Disease (GID) Research Training Program in collaboration with U.S. institutions. The application should propose a collaborative process to design a training program that will strengthen the capacity of the LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research. Planning grants should describe a detailed vision for a research-training program that focuses on a major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious disease, neglected tropical disease, infections that frequently occur as a co-infection in HIV infected individuals or infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs.

Funding Organization(s):

Fogarty International Center, NIH

Focus Area(s):

Infectious disease

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Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline:

Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to application due date
Application due date: October 16, 2018; February 16, 2019; June 16, 2019

Purpose:

The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Specifically, this initiative will support research on a) novel stigma reduction interventions that link to increase in care-seeking behavior and/or decrease in transmission; b) reducing the impact of stigma on adolescent and/or youth health; c) strategies to cope with the complex burden of stigmatization due to HIV and one or more comorbidities/coinfections; d) reducing effects of stigma on and/or by family members or caregivers of PLWH; and e) innovative and improved stigma measurement in the context of implementation of an intervention. The overall goals are to understand how to reduce stigma as a factor in HIV transmission, to eliminate or mitigate the aspects of stigma that limit beneficial health outcomes for the infected and at-risk individuals and communities, and to initiate exploratory studies to determine the feasibility of stigma interventions related to HIV prevention, treatment and/or care in LMICs.

Funding Organization(s):

Fogarty International Center, NIH, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Focus Area(s):

HIV, AIDS, Social stigma

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Planning for Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries (D71)

Deadline:

Letter of intent: 30 days prior to the application due date
Application due date: March 14, 2018; March 14, 2019

Purpose:

This  Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research training program planning invites submissions from LMIC institution(s) with existing research and research training capacity in chronic, non-communicable diseases and disorders (NCDs). These institutions must propose to assess needs and develop a plan for a research training program within the LMIC(s) that will further strengthen the capacity of LMIC individuals, institution(s) and country(ies) to identify NCD priorities and conduct NCD research across the lifespan. The application from the LMIC institution(s) may include collaboration with United States (U.S) institutions and other LMIC institutions as justified and appropriate.    

Funding Organization(s):

Fogarty International Center, NIH

Focus Area(s):

chronic disease, noncommunicable disease

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