Global Health Program

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The Indiana CTSI Global Health Program addresses domestic and global health issues for underserved populations by bringing together research and expertise from our three vibrant Global Health Centers at Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, and Purdue University.

Each of our Global Health Centers brings a unique expertise that makes the Indiana CTSI Global Health Program a world-class leader in serving health needs of underserved populations across the world.

Reciprocal Innovation

The Indiana CTSI intuitions (Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, and Purdue University) established a new reciprocal innovation program to design, demonstrate, replicate, and rapidly disseminate health innovations developed through collaborations with our low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Reciprocal innovation is the bi-directional and iterative exchange of a technology, methodology, or process between at least two countries, one lower or middle income country and one high income country, to address a common health challenge and provide mutual benefit to both sides. Lessons learned are continually shared throughout the process to suit the needs and infrastructure of each country.

For upcoming rounds of funding, the Indiana CTSI Global Health Grants Program is focused on reciprocal innovation by supporting Global Health Reciprocal Innovation Demonstration Grants and Global Health Reciprocal Innovation Planning Grants. The Demonstration Grants fund up to (2) awards up to $50,000 each to support high impact solutions that provide reciprocal benefit to Indiana and our LMIC partners, while the Planning Grants fund awards up to $10,000 to support planning and training activities that will lead to applications for projects demonstrating reciprocal innovation. Brief videos answering frequently asked questions on the grants can be found below. For additional questions and updates to the grant cycle and request for applications, please contact Rishika Chauhan O’Brien.

Indiana University Center for Global Health

Indiana University (IU) has achieved historic and globally-praised success in global health through partnerships in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico, Botswana, China, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Liberia, Jamaica and other underserved areas. The Indiana University Center for Global Health is poised to build upon our international leadership position in this burgeoning field and expand collaborations within our institution. Its approach to furthering the health of underserved populations is based on over 20 years of action and reflection in this area.
Learn more about IU’s Global Health Center here.

University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is built on a rich, 15-year history of partnering with the Haitian Ministry of Health and has established global health partnerships in 15 countries.  Researchers at the Eck Institute for Global Health work to address epidemiology of infectious and chronic diseases, malaria, Dengue, control of neglected tropical diseases and more.  Notre Dame’s Eck Institute is also a world leader in vector research and is home to VectorBase and VecNET.
Learn more about Notre Dame’s Global Health Institute here.

Purdue University Center for Global Research & Intervention in Infection Diseases (C-GRIID)

Purdue University’s C-GRIID is renown for infectious disease research within Indiana and throughout the globe.  C-GRIID researchers partner with Universities and industry in the areas of vaccines, vectors, pathogenesis, therapeutics, diagnostics, and modeling to tackle global health needs.
Learn more about Purdue University C-GRIID here.

What is Reciprocal Innovation?
What is the purpose of the Reciprocal Innovation Planning Grant?
Covid-19 and Reciprocal Innovation Planning Grants
What is the Selection Committee Looking for in the RI Planning Grant Applications?

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