CUGH is now accepting applications for Small Global Health Education Grants

The late Dr. Tom Hall, a global health leader and one of CUGH's greatest supporters, generously provided a gift to support small global health education grants. Dr. Hall passed away May 20, 2017, but his legacy of giving lives on.

CUGH members are invited to apply for either small grants (under $5,000) or for larger grants (up to $10,000). The deadline for the second round of grant proposals is August 20, 2017.

Areas of Interest for Grant Support Include but are not limited to:
(Larger grants must address one of the first three areas marked with an asterisk)

  • Strengthen educational programs in Low and Middle income countries*
  • Promote, develop and/or disseminate clinical and community case studies*
  • Special education-related events at the annual CUGH conference*
  • Identify and aggregate good practices, useful courses, teaching material, reports, and guidelines in global health for open access sharing on CUGH's website
  • Sponsor the development of educational materials and/or programs on the impacts of population growth on health and development
  • Education-related projects and/or products, including program evaluation
  • Survey planning, data collection and data analysis
  • CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee activities and projects
  • Purchase of Information Technology (IT) technician time for specialized education-related work, e.g., developing interactive educational features, updating of educational resources on CUGH's website

  • Criteria for Grant Approval

  • Consistent with the mission of CUGH
  • Consistent with the objectives of the grant to promote and facilitate global health education, education products and the evaluation of GH education methods and programs
  • Project impact and efficiency is optimized
  • High quality proposal with potential for further development and contributions
  • The lead P.I. of a grant application must be a member of CUGH via university or individual affiliation
  • Grant funds shall not be used to pay or supplement salaries of the project leader. However, short-term NON-FACULTY staff support to implement CUGH Education Committee-approved projects involving data collection, analysis, etc., can be covered.
  • 70% of an approved grant will be disbursed at the start of the project and the balance will be disbursed on project completion and submission of a brief report of project accomplishments to the CUGH Secretariat

  • Criteria for Evaluating Grants

  • Proposal exemplifies educational goals of CUGH and the identified grant priorities (30)
  • Clear description of project (10)
  • Feasible methodology (10)
  • Clear and realistic budget justification (15)
  • Innovative proposal with potential to further global health education with high impact and efficiency (25)
  • Plans for dissemination of project results and project sustainability/scalability (10)

  • ***Institutional overhead costs are not allowable costs in these grants.
    ***Successful applicants will be responsible for any taxation associated with the grant.

    To apply, download the attached file and send to

    Congratulations to the Successful Applicants from the First Round of Funding:

    Lead Principal Investigator Project Title
    Sasha Hernandez The School of POWHER: A prenatal care training program for Mayan birth attendants
    Dr. Madelon Finkel Enhancing blended learning with technology in India
    Dr. James Salway Virtual EM didactic project for a Sri Lankan emergency medicine training program
    Dr. Andrew Dykens Cataloging and matching capacity building opportunities to bridge the knowledge to action gap
    Dr. Liana Langdon-Embry Mapping the efficacy of routine mass drug administration for soil-transmitted helminth infections with tailored educational interventions in remote Madagascar: a case study for prospective integrated protocol
    Dr. Lisa Adams Compilation/inventory of online global Health courses
    Associated Committee(s):