DGHI Offers Support for Environmental Health Pilot Projects

DGHI logo CORRECT ONEDeadline: November 2, 2016

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has released a request for proposals for pilot projects in global environmental health, one of our seven research priority areas.

DGHI periodically provides pilot funds to stimulate interdisciplinary research across its research priority areas, with the goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to obtain further external funding. All Duke faculty are eligible to apply for the pilot grants.

Leaders in the DGHI’s global environmental health initiative are interested in receiving proposals that address the effect of various aspects of vulnerability—such as age, economic status, or genetics—on the relationship between environmental factors and health. Examples of relevant research themes include effects of climate change on emerging infectious disease; effects of urbanization on air pollution and human health; and access to safe drinking water.

Applicants may apply for up to $25,000 for projects lasting up to one year; smaller proposals for shorter periods are also encouraged. Applications must propose work in low and middle income countries, and applicants are encouraged to identify collaborating in-country investigators.

Special emphasis and consideration will be given for:

  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals
  • Proposals that plan to leverage existing studies, population cohorts or data sets to address a novel global environmental health problem
  • Investigators new to global environmental health research
  • Projects proposed for collaboration in DGHI’s Priority Partnership Locations