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GHI logoYale Global Health Initiative Faculty Travel Award

The Yale Global Health Initiative (GHI) invites applications for Faculty Travel Awards to facilitate development of new Global Health (GH) research collaborations. GHI will give highest priority to development of interdisciplinary projects conducted by faculty members from Central Campus not previously involved in GH research, but welcomes applications from all eligible faculty members. We encourage travel to a country in which the faculty member has no prior experience. GHI recognizes the challenges associated with establishing international research partnerships, as well as the need to undertake field visits to potential international research sites. The GHI Faculty Travel Awards support international travel for these purposes as a step in the preparation of a grant proposal.

GHI plans to fund six to eight awards under this RFA, with awards up to $5,000. The awards will provide seed funds for faculty to travel to low- and middle-income countries to establish new research collaborations and to plan new research projects. These awards will not fund research itself, but will fund the planning of new research. It is our expectation that these awards will lead to submission of new applications for external funding for GH research.

ELIGIBILITY: GHI will accept applications from non-tenured, full-time faculty members at Yale. Funds may be used for plane tickets, ground transportation, accommodations, per diem, and other international travel related expenses. However the award is not intended to support travel that could be financed through the applicant’s existing research grants. Travel must take place between December 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011. Preference will be given to faculty not previously involved in GH research, to Central Campus faculty, and to interdisciplinary, collaborative projects involving faculty from different departments or schools. We encourage separate, linked applications for such interdisciplinary projects, with each applicant receiving a separate award. We also encourage travel to a country in which the faculty member has no prior experience.

APPLICATION: The GHI 2010 Faculty Travel Award Application (available here or from Hannah Wheatley ( asks for contact information for the principal investigator, a 300 word narrative on the principle investigator’s career goals, a two page project description, potential external funders of the research project being developed, a proposed budget, and an invitation letter from the international collaborator.

SUBMISSION: Applications should be submitted electronically, as a single PDF attachment, to [Subject: Application for Faculty Travel Award] by 8:00am on Monday, November 1, 2010. Applicants will be notified about funding, via e-mail, by Monday, November 15, 2010. We encourage you to contact Hannah Wheatley ( or 203-432-5613) for any questions or clarifications.

OPPORTUNITIES: Yale has many researchers, with projects in diverse countries, who may be helpful in introducing new GH researchers to potential international partners. Please contact Hannah Wheatley for advice about establishing an international collaboration. The following persons may also provide advice, even if your area of research is unrelated to theirs.





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