The Health Security Innovators Small Grants program supports scientists interested in advancing health security practices and policies in their country. Small grants are available for travel support, project seed funding, and institutional placement.
As you complete your online application, please note the following:
- The monthly deadline for applications is on the 30th of every month.
- The application review process may take up to 12 weeks. Please plan ahead and submit your application at least 3 months in advance.
Preference will be given to proposals which address one or more of the following health security topics: emerging/zoonotic infectious diseases, OneHealth, AMR, biorisk management, laboratory capacity building, or disease surveillance.
What We Will Fund:
- Travel to attend scientific conferences related to health security (international or domestic)
- Preference to those presenting abstracts or posters
- Travel to participate in training courses related to health security (international or domestic)
- Innovative, targeted solutions to a health security issue
- Research with a clearly defined health security focus
What We Will Not Fund:
- Proposals without a clear link to a health security topic (see preferred topics above)
- Single occurrence workshops or events (i.e. “one-off” events which are not part of a larger and well-defined effort )
- Projects without monitoring and evaluation plans
Applicants are strongly encouraged to keep these 5 criteria in mind as they are completing their grant application. A review committee of subject-matter experts will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
- Does your proposal effectively define and address a global health security challenge?
- Is your proposal innovative? Does it propose a unique approach?
- Is your proposal cost effective? Does it have a strong return on investment and potential for long-term impact?
- How will the proposal’s impact be monitored and evaluated? What are its measurable targets and indicators?
- Does the proposal leverage local resources, build upon existing work (research, programs, etc.), and/or support collaboration with other local stakeholders?
Grants are open to individuals in the government, academic, and private sectors. Scientists in public health, veterinary, and/or agriculture fields are encouraged to apply.
Grant amount varies depending on the scope and depth of the proposal. Applicants are encouraged to develop low cost, high impact proposals, as outlined in the grant criteria above. Please view the applications for more details.
Grant recipients agree to provide the following to Health Security Partners:
- Detailed monthly progress reports, to include supporting documents such as lesson plans, training curriculum, agenda, and photos
- Final report with lessons learned, success stories, challenges identified, and recommendations