Global Health Seed Grants

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Rutgers Global Health Institute awards Global Health Seed Grants to faculty conducting collaborative, interdisciplinary activities that address health inequities in New Jersey and around the world. With these grants, we aim to help faculty pursue new ideas and seed expanded research and funding.

Faculty from all Rutgers locations and academic disciplines are invited to apply for the 2020 grant cycle, which has a deadline of February 28. Five projects of up to $10,000 each will be awarded in either of the following two categories: 1) Education, Training, and Capacity Building or 2) Research. These projects must involve partnerships that directly impact the community experiencing inequity.

Because global health places a priority on health equity, rather than on geographic location, we encourage submissions aimed at addressing health disparities anywhere in the world, including Rutgers’ surrounding communities. Past seed grant awards have supported efforts in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as well as Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, and Uganda, among others. Brief descriptions of all projects funded by previous Global Health Seed Grants are available at these links:


Ready to apply? Download the Global Health Seed Grants instructions and application.

The Global Health Seed Grants are among a variety of funding opportunities currently being offered in partnership with Rutgers Global. For the full list of available grants, visit the Rutgers Global website.