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Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund

2013-2014 Applications due July 1, 2013


To all NYU faculty, doctoral students and post-docs:

The Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund (GPHRCF) supports faculty-initiated research on a competitive basis and is administered by the Executive Vice President for Health and a GPHRCF Selection Committee. Awards in 2013 - 2014 will be made in a single round of competition.

Up to five awards of up to $15,000 each will be granted for the 2013-2014 academic year. Requests for funding should in no case exceed $15,000. Awards will not be granted to fund faculty salaries, but should be used to cover out-of-pocket project expenses such as student support, travel, software, data base acquisition, equipment, etc.

The purpose of the GPHRCF is:

  • To serve as an incentive for junior faculty, doctoral students and post-docs to explore new areas of global public health research that are likely to attract outside support;
  • To support those engaging in productive global public health scholarship in areas where there are few sources of existing support.

Proposals are encouraged from individuals or groups in any academic discipline represented at the University. Projects must demonstrate a global public health focus, which includes projects involving global public health issues that express themselves in U.S.-based populations. Proposals for collaborative, interdepartmental, and/or inter-school research are particularly encouraged. Awards are open to all full-time NYU junior faculty, doctoral students and post-docs but one criterion for review will include the extent to which the project enriches the NYU Global Institute of Public Health programs, faculty, and student body.

For additional questions, please contact:

Marcia Thomas
Executive Director, Public Health Initiatives

On behalf of the GPHRCF Selection Committee we look forward to receiving your proposals and supporting your work in the field of global public health.

Good luck,





Bob Berne
Executive Vice President for Health
New York University

Click on the link above to read more about the GPHRCF, guidelines, eligibility, and instructions for submission.

Click on the link above to access and download the GPHRCF application.



2012-2013 Awardees

Satarupa Dasgupta, Nursing
Examination of care seeking behavior for sexual health of male and transgender sex workers in India

Kristen Day, NYU Polytechnic Institute
Urban design, physical activity, and obesity in rapidly growing Chinese cities

James Macinko, Steinhardt
A strategy for assessing health system performance in the Americas

Danielle C. Ompad, Steinhardt
Exploring illicit drug use in South Africa through key informant interviews

Leonardo Trasande, Medicine/Wagner
Behavioral and Prenatal Chemical Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity in Mexico


2011-2012 Awardees

Jan Blustein, Wagner
Early Antibiotic Exposure and Human Health: An Exploratory Study

Shubhada Dhage, School of Medicine
The Role of Empowerment through Microfinance in Promoting Breast-Health Seeking Behavior in India and Ghana

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Silver School of Social Work
HIV Transmission and Illicit Drug Use in a Caribbean Tourism Area

Katherine Hutchinson, College of Nursing
Family and Sociocultrual Influences of HIV-Related Sexual Risk Among Jamaican Adolescent Males

Kristie Lancaster, Steinhardt
Assessing the Dietary Patterns and Health Status of Ghanaians in Ghana and NYC

2010-2011 Awardees

Keng-Yen Huang, School of Medicine
Assessing Feasibility of Training Teachers to Implement a Child Health Promotion Program in Uganda 

Yvonne Latty, Carter Journalism Institute
The Warriors (a documentary exploring the health effects of long-term uranium mining on the Navajo people)

Kelley Newlin, College of Nursing
Translational Church-Based Diabetes Education in Nicaragua

Margaret Satterthwaite, School of Law
Study of Gender-Based Violence and Women’s Access to Food and Water in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Allison Squires, College of Nursing
Testing an Intersecting Outcomes Model to Workforce Sensitive Global Health Outcomes Research

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