MSM’s Global Health Learners Experience

Overview & Background

Morehouse School of Medicine’s Office of Global Health Equity (OGHE) is soliciting proposals for small grants intended to support projects/experiences aimed at applying innovative solutions towards global health and development challenges impacting resource-constrained settings. These small grants will provide funding to support short-term global health engagements and may be eligible for renewal based on favorable progress on identified project goals and availability of funding. Funded projects and learning experiences may include initiatives that target any of the following domains:

  • Access to care issues
    • Examining social determinants (e.g., housing, poverty, education, etc.) that influence access to health care
    • Health systems issues (e.g., health workforce, health facilities, health policies, health finance, etc.)
  • Infectious & Communicable Diseases (e.g., malaria, HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, cholera etc.)
  • Chronic Disease (e.g., Sickle Cell/Obesity/Hypertension/Diabetes/Sleep/Cancer)
  • Global mental health (e.g., trauma, substance use, depression, etc.)
    • Disaster mental health
  • Immigrant/refugee health
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Practice
  • Service

Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop projects that target areas of need identified by in-country collaborators

  • View Eligibility Criteria

    Funding for this round is available to students (MD, MPH, GEBS, and Residents), faculty, and staff currently at Morehouse School of Medicine. 

    Awardees will be selected based on the merit of the submitted proposals, the relevance of the proposed projects to the advancement of global health equity, as well as ratings on the following proposal components:

    • Statement of interest in global health and its intended impact on education and career
    • Description of proposed project
      • Using a maximum of 1000 words, applicant should describe proposed research, clinical practice, or service experience. This should include specific purpose and objective(s) of the proposed project/experience and provide a rationale for the approach to be used.
      • If human subjects research involved, then a protocol must be provided that will be logged on IRB website.
    • Project Timeline
      • Period of performance should be specified along with specific time-bound milestones (2-4 weeks)
      • Also, important to identify accountable person(s) for project components
    • Budget & budget justification
      • Itemized breakdown of planned use of grant funds (e.g., airfare, lodging, supplies, etc.)
      • Narrative justification for each component of the proposed budget should be provided as well as explication of how each budget component will facilitate achievement of project goals/objectives
    • Evaluation plan
      • Provide explanation of desired outcomes as well as how outcomes will be assessed

Application submission instructions

  • Carefully read the full RFP, review submission instructions, and engage with the OGHE with any relevant questions prior to submitting a proposal.
  • Complete proposals should be succinct and must not exceed 6, single-spaced pages using 11 or 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or Calibri).
  • All applications should be submitted electronically by online application. Complete proposals must be submitted by 5pm Friday, March 1st, 2019.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee, and awardees will be notified via email by COB Friday, April 1st, 2019.
  • Technical assistance conference calls can be scheduled as needed. For more information, please contact us at

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Grant Timeline

Date Event
February 1, 2019 Release of RFP
March 1, 2019 Application deadline
March 1 – 31, 2019 Application review period
April 1, 2019 Notification of awardees
Summer 2019 Anticipated project start date
Fall 2019 Project end date
December 15, 2019 End-of-project report due
Funding amount: up to $5,000

Post-Award Requirements

  • Completion of required forms (e.g., scope of work, MOU with partnering organization(s), etc.)
  • Evaluation of project impact and outcomes: OGHE will provide technical assistance
  • End-of-project report due within one month of project end date (or no later than December 15, 2019): OGHE will provide template