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Small Grants


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:


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:

  1. Does your proposal effectively define and address a global health security challenge?
  2. Is your proposal innovative? Does it propose a unique approach?
  3. Is your proposal cost effective? Does it have a strong return on investment and potential for long-term impact?
  4. How will the proposal’s impact be monitored and evaluated? What are its measurable targets and indicators?
  5. 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:


*The Small Grants Program for Pakistan travel support, project seed funding, and institutional placement is not accepting applications at this time.