After a two-year hiatus, Global REACH is pleased to announce the return of Partnership Development Grants – with expanded aims – for faculty to strengthen international collaborations.
Originally designed to provide travel funds for faculty to develop new international collaborations, the grants can now also be used to reinvigorate partnerships disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period opens August 1, 2022.
“For me, one of the lessons of the pandemic is just how much can be done remotely. Our global health community has shown a great deal of resilience, finding ways to adapt, evolve and even thrive,” said Global REACH Director, Joseph Kolars, Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives. “At the same time, I am acutely aware that not every interaction can be reduced to a videoconference call. When it makes sense and is safe to do so, I believe the time is right to re-engage our partners in-person.”
The grants provide up to $10,000 in travel funds that faculty can be used to visit their collaborator’s home institution, or bring their collaborator to Ann Arbor. All UMMS Global REACH Faculty Associates are eligible to apply. (Learn more about becoming a Faculty Associate.) Faculty Affiliates (from other health professions schools) are eligible for funding if they are included in a proposal submitted by the Faculty Associate.
The grant application period will be open Aug. 1 thru Sept. 30, 2022, with award announcements expected in the fall. Find complete information here.