Building Multi-disciplinary Teams for Global Health Research and Training // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

Building Multi-disciplinary Teams for Global Health Research and Training

Goal: To assist EIGH members to form multi-disciplinary scientific teams that link areas of excellence across the University and enable those teams to address global health training and research and compete for extramural funding.

Expected Outcomes: Cohesive multi-disciplinary teams that are able to secure funding to support global health research and training activities.

Bring group together around a theme area:

  • Group should develop a shared definition of what they can collectively contribute to a global health research/training issue
  • Group should determine how mature they are with respect to readiness to submit grant applications in the near term.  Do they have the expertise needed? Do they have the leadership (e.g., faculty to serve as the PIs)? Do they have a record of achievement as individuals in their respective disciplines? Do they have existing funding in the area? Do they have the preliminary data?
    • if they determine they are not ready, the group should identify their needs, a plan for moving their team forward, and a timeline for the process.
    • if they determine they are ready, the group should identify appropriate funding opportunities, leadership for grant proposals, a process, and timeline for submission of funding.

How the EIGH will help:

  1. Provide for organization of meetings
  2. Assist in identifying expertise across the University
  3. Assist in identifying funding opportunities and application process
  4. Teams are encouraged to submit white papers to the EIGH that outline their plans and identify their needs (needs may be anything from providing for organization of future meetings to funding a post-doc). White papers will be used as a starting point for discussions with the EIGH and determining how we can work with teams to facilitate their progress.