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Feinberg's Global Health Initiative Faculty Travel Funding Application

Before You Apply

Welcome to the online application for Feinberg's Global Health Initiative (GHI) Faculty Travel Funding.

The application will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete once the materials described below are prepared. It is recommended that applicants prepare their answers and save them as a word document before beginning the application. You will not be able to save your application once you begin. Answers to the questions below should be no longer than 200 words. 

These funds are available to Institute for Global Health faculty members who are traveling to resource-limited settings for research or service purposes. They may support activities related to existing funded research or educational grants, but which are not currently supported under existing mechanisms. The fund is not meant to support the same aims of an existing study.

The faculty at Northwestern Medicine Primary and Specialty Care (formerly CLSMA) actively support the Global Health Initiative Fund.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted a minimum of 60 days before the date of travel. Applicants will be notified of a decision within two weeks of receipt. The payment will be issued as a reimbursement upon return from travel. Expense report documentation must be prepared by the faculty member's department, but will be submitted electronically through the NU financial system by the Institute for Global Health staff.

I. Items to prepare in advance:
  1. A project narrative including trip goals and objectives.
  2. A project sustainability statement.
  3. A letter of support from the hosting partner or organization.
  4. A copy of your resume or CV.
  5. An itemized budget with your application. Estimates are acceptable. Applicants may use the State Department Foreign Per Diem Rates.
II. Application and Award Requirements:
  1. Maximum funding request is $2,000.
  2. All proposals will be reviewed by the Institute for Global Health and the GHI.
  3. GHI funds are made available for travel to resource-limited settings for research or service.
  4. Faculty must have a full-time appointment at Northwestern University and be an affiliated member of the Institute for Global Health for at least the past six months. IGH's  current members are listed here.
  5. Award recipients must submit a written trip report to the Institute for Global Health within 30 days of return from travel. This should be submitted to Kate Klein, IGH Senior Administrative Director, at Award recipients may elect to present a lecture to the Institute for Global Health faculty or students in lieu of a written trip report.
  6. Applicants who will be applying to a grant in the future based on this research, project, or partnership are encouraged to cite a specific request for application (RFA) and work collaboratively with the Institute for Global Health on the future grant application.
  7. Applications with a medical trainee mentorship component are highly encouraged.
  8. The funds may be used for pre-travel immunizations, visa/passport fees, airfare, room and board, and meals.
  9. Faculty are automatically registered for Northwestern's GeoBlue international health insurance policy. Information about our policy is available on the Office of Global Safety and Security website.
III. Funding Restrictions: 
  1. Travel funds may not be deferred and must be used for the intended purpose within the same fiscal year (Sept 1 – Aug 31).
  2. Funds will not support travel insurance fees.