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Global Health COVID-19 Project Awards


The Institute for Global Health is pleased to share this call for applications to supporting member faculty COVID-19 projects, including, but not limited to, events, education, community engagement, or implementation projects. These funds are not intended to support research projects. Those interested in research awards should apply for Research Catalyzer Funding for Faculty.

COVID-19 is a growing pandemic that affects every country. The global impact has been profound making COVID-19 a major global health threat not seen since the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 1918. Award topics must be directly related to the treatment, diagnosis, monitoring, prevention or modelling of COVID-19 disease.

The Global Health Project Awards are supported by the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Initiative, which is generously supported by Northwestern Medicine Primary & Specialty Care, its patients, and Feinberg’s donors.

Eligibility: The purpose of this grant is to provide support to Northwestern faculty for non-research projects related to COVID-19. The fund is not meant to support the same aims of existing projects already funded elsewhere. Priority will be given to supporting long-term partnerships for projects that will have long-term outcomes and impact. Faculty must have a full-time appointment at Northwestern University and be a member of the Institute for Global Health for at least the past six months.

Budget: While the typical Project Award has been in the range of $25,000 for a one year project, based on the significance of the project and its innovative attributes, larger amounts may be considered. International collaborations are strongly encouraged and will be prioritized. F&A to NU is not allowable. Requests may be made for less than $25k.

Budget Period: 1-2 years

Application Materials: To complete this application, you will need to be prepared to upload the following materials. 
  • Project plan (Max 5 pages) 
  • Budget (Excel format). Unallowable expenses include computers and F&A to Northwestern
  • Budget justification
  • Applicant CV or biosketch
Required Progress Report: A final report will be due to the Director of the Institute for Global Health 60 days after the end of the event or project.

Deadlines: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Funding decisions will be swift.

Review process and notification: All eligible applications will be peer-reviewed. Review criteria will include needs assessment, impact for Northwestern global health community, sustainability, and applicant qualification.
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8. Upload your project plan (maximum of five pages, pdf). *This question is required.
9. Upload a budget in spreadsheet format (excel or pdf). Unallowable expenses include computers and F&A to Northwestern. *This question is required.
10. Upload your budget justification (pdf). *This question is required.
11. Upload project lead(s) CV/Biosketch together as one pdf file
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12. Upload letter(s) of support together as one pdf file