Mini Grant Opportunity for Academic Global Health Partnerships

9 July, 2019

Dear Colleague,

We invite eligible academic institutions to apply for the STAR Project’s Collaboration Laboratory Request for Applications (RfA), available at

CUGH is a partner on the STAR Project <>, a five-year project of the Public Health Institute, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). One of the Project’s goals is to increase and strengthen academic global health partnerships, especially among those in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In collaboration with these academic institutions, STAR aims to increase knowledge generation and sharing across this community towards greater evidence-based, inclusive global health practice.

Through the Collaboration Laboratory, STAR will pair or work with pre-paired global health academic institutions (either 1 U.S. and 1 LMIC institution OR 2 LMIC institutions) to spend one year working toward a concrete goal or objective they’d like to achieve. Pairs will receive a mini grant of USD $15,000 to support their effort.

During their year-long partnership, paired institutions, with the support of STAR staff, will document their successes and challenges. These insights and lessons learned will help inform and refine scalable, replicable partnership models for other global health academic institutions and will contribute to a body of knowledge that propels the practice of global health into the future.

Please share this opportunity with your relevant networks. Note that CUGH membership is *NOT* required to apply for the Collaboration Laboratory. Any questions may be directed to

*Important Dates:*

*July 8: Collaboration Laboratory RfA opens*

July 22: Deadline for RfA questions, send to

July 26: STAR’s Academic Partnerships Team will disseminate answers via

*August 9 at 5 p.m. ET: RfA closes*


*Arisa Koyama*

*CUGH Program Assistant for Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources

(STAR Project)*

HIFA profile: Arisa Koyama is an academic partnerships assistant with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, based in the USA. Email address: akoyama AT