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Children's National Global Health Initiative: Explorations in Global Health Pilot Awards


Children's National Global Health Initiative: Explorations in Global Health Pilot Awards

Request for Applications | 2022-2023 Academic Year

Through awards to Children’s National Hospital’s researchers and providers, CN Global Health Initiative (GHI) aims to support projects addressing key pediatric global health issues, to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings, and to favorably position CN employees to obtain extramural funding in pediatric global health research. Medical students and volunteers can be listed as additional investigators but both mentor and mentee must be employed by Children’s National.

Funding of $1,000-$30,000 (over 18 months) will be considered for applications that demonstrate:

  1. A research question that is focused, high-impact, and achievable
  2. A strong mentorship plan to develop new talent in global health research and/or to develop new intra-institutional partnerships
  3. High potential and a detailed plan for securing follow-up extramural research funding

Projects to be considered must be conducted in a low or middle-income country (LMIC) on a pediatric topic of importance to that country and/or have direct relevance to emerging global threats. Proposals to study a health issue in a developing country that could be studied using a US population are not encouraged. At least one member of the applicant team must be a Children’s National employee.

Application Due Date: December 1, 2021 by 12noon

Open Studios*: October - November 2021

*Open Studio workshops are informal discussions facilitated by members of GHI and are designed as a place where those considering applying for the award can discuss their plans and seek feedback and suggestions for application/project improvement. Please email Meredith Sherman at to arrange an Open Studio with a GHI team member who can answer questions, assist with formulation of successful proposals, and stimulate partnerships across the institution.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one Open Studio. All past successful grant recipients met with the GHI team prior to application submission.

To learn more and view the latest updates, please visit Children's National Global Health Initiative: Explorations in Global Health Awards

For details about the funding opportunity including important deadlines, please view RFA | Questions: Contact Meredith Sherman at