Global health planning grants provide foundation for future funding in reciprocal innovation

September 29, 2022

A new round of global health planning grants provides funding to establish research collaborations focused on improving the health and well-being of Hoosiers and people in resource-limited communities around the world.

Proposals must address a critical global health challenge such as infectious or non-communicable diseases, infant and maternal health, mental health or access to quality health care and demonstrate collaboration with at least one partner from a low- and middle-income country (LMIC). The application deadline is March 30, 2023. Submit applications here. 

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and IU Center for Global Health (IUCGH) announced the $10,000 global health reciprocal innovation planning grants which are open to researchers at Indiana CTSI partner institutions (IU, Purdue University and University of Notre Dame) including individuals with full-time faculty appointments, graduate-level trainees and post-graduate fellows. University of Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health will provide up to $10,000 matching funds for successful Notre Dame faculty and affiliated members of the Eck Institute for Global Health.

In global health research, is a collaborative process to exchange lessons learned and co-develop technology and health innovations with mutual benefit to health partners in both LMICs and the U.S.

“The planning grants are intended to support the preliminary phase of partnership development and project planning,” said Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, MD, director of research for the IU Center for Global Health.  “This could include a needs assessment, travel to engage partners, development of project teams, identifying promising health innovations for demonstration and other activities needed to meet the goal of developing a competitive application for a future reciprocal innovation demonstration grant,” she continued.

Several previous planning grant recipients have received subsequent $50,000 reciprocal innovation demonstration grants. Earlier this year a project led by Dr. Megan McHenry received a demonstration grant to develop “Community-based Caregiver Training Intervention for Children with Autism” in Indiana and Kenya following a successful planning grant to develop the partnership and the proposed intervention.

Thomas G. Sors, PhD, co-director of the Global Health Program within the Indiana CTSI, said, “Competitive applications will focus on shared health challenges faced by people in underserved settings in Indiana and at LMIC partner sites around the world. Applications addressing critical challenges to human health in resource-limited settings in all areas of science, environmental science, medicine, social science and other fields are encouraged.” Sors is assistant director of the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease.

The Indiana CTSI and IU Center for Global Health have funded more than 30 global health reciprocal innovation grants for a total of over $600,000. Individual discussions and feedback on proposal ideas are available from the reciprocal innovation team for interested potential applicants.

Reciprocal innovation planning and demonstration grants are supported by the Indiana CTSI and funding by the U.S. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (grant number UL1TR002529).

For more information, please contact Rish O’Brien.

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