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Call for Global Health Office of Pediatrics (GHOPE) Seed Grant Applications

The newly formed Global Health Office of Pediatrics (GHOPE) is accepting proposals from Emory or Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children's) faculty members to conduct trainee-engaged pilot research, quality improvement initiatives, or programmatic work in global child health that supports sustainable global child health partnerships. Applications are due July 1, 2020 by 6:00 PM.

Please note: This RFA is being released in tandem with the Center for Clinical Outcomes Research and Public Health (CORPH) 2020 pilot grant RFA, which has different goals and requirements.

Guiding Principals

  • Focused on global child health
  • Promote strategic alliance and/or sustained partnership between GHOPE and partner organization
  • Have the potential to be expanded/continued in the future (leverage existing resources or lead to new investments from other sources)
  • Promote a respectful partnership through mutuality in planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Be endorsed by partner organization

Priority Populations and Locations: Children, adolescents, and women in the periconceptual or perinatal periods in any low-resource setting, such as one of Emory’s priority countries, a GHOPE existing partner country (Ethiopia, Brazil, Tanzania), other low and middle-income countries, or low-resource communities or populations in the United States.

Amount: Up to $10,000 total for budget period lasting 12 months

Project Period: October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021


  • The principal investigator must have a primary faculty appointment in the Emory Department of Pediatrics or Pediatric Institute, or be on the professional staff of Children's, and 
  • The co-principal investigator must be a fellow or resident. 

Requirements: The principal investigators must:

  • Submit progress reports every 6 months during the project period.
  • Submit a final report within 2 months after the project end date.
  • Submit post project report(s) 1 year after the project end date.
  • Present the results of the project at a local symposium, such as GHOPE Research Day.

For more information, go to RFA main page