Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Information updated as of June 5, 2014 

Dear NYU Faculty, doctoral students, and post-docs:

It is our pleasure to announce the call for the sixth NYU Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund competition for academic year 2014-2015. The deadline for faculty proposals is July 17, 2014. More information, including the application and instructions can be found at

The Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund (GPHRCF) supports faculty and doctoral-level research on a competitive basis and is administered by the NYU Global Institute of Public Health and a GPHRCF Selection Committee. Awards in 2014 - 2015 will be made in a single round of competition.

Up to five awards of up to $15,000 each will be granted for the 2014-2015 academic year. Requests for funding should in no case exceed $15,000. Awards will not be granted to fund faculty salaries, but should be used to cover out-of-pocket project expenses such as student support, travel, software, data base acquisition, equipment, etc.

The purpose of the GPHRCF is:

- To serve as an incentive for junior faculty, doctoral students and post-docs to explore new areas of global public health research that are likely to attract outside support;

- To support those engaging in productive global public health scholarship in areas where there are few sources of existing support.

Proposals are encouraged from individuals or groups in any academic discipline represented at the University. Projects must demonstrate a global public health focus, which includes projects involving global public health issues that express themselves in U.S.-based populations. Proposals for collaborative, interdepartmental, and/or inter-school research are particularly encouraged. Awards are open to all full-time NYU junior faculty, doctoral students and post-docs but one criterion for review will include the extent to which the project enriches the NYU Global Institute of Public Health programs, faculty, and student body.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and supporting your work in the field of global public health.

Good luck!


Cheryl Healton, DrPH
Dean, Global Public Health and Director, NYU GIPH

Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH
Associate Dean of Research, NYU GIPH 

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