The field of public health focuses on improving overall health and safety and affects populations at all levels, from families to communities, individual countries to the whole world. It includes epidemiology, health services and policies, biostatistics, and social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health.

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Submission Deadline

Nov 30, 2016

About This Grant

Researchers in public health fields study the spread and control of diseases, how to improve access to health care, best practices to mitigate environmental hazards, and other issues that affect groups of people both large and small. In tackling a range of scientific and social questions, they help inform  policies and encourage healthier lifestyles and environments. This grant challenge highlights the preventative measures, education, and interdisciplinary collaboration used to inform public health policy.

The challenge is an invitation to any researchers, scientists, doctors, community organizers, or policymakers working on public health issues or studying current worldwide or local health issues.

A few topics of interest:

  • Biostatistics studies
  • Health education and access to medical care in low-income communities
  • Monitoring of environmental hazards
  • Epidemiology and infectious disease transmission
  • Vaccination studies
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Drinking water and sanitation in developing countries
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Maternal health
  • Smoking and tobacco usage

How It Works

This challenge is for projects that launch crowdfunding campaigns by January 5th, 2016. The projects with the most backers after three weeks will receive an additional grant up to $500. Eligible projects must be approved before the launch deadline. Researchers from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK are welcome to submit. For all others, please get in touch!

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