Graduate Student Mini-Grants - University of Houston
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Graduate Student Mini-Grants

The program is closed for this cycle and will reopen in Spring 2024.

The Population Health Graduate Student Mini-Grants Program provides support for student-led research, evaluation, and advocacy projects  (e.g., education campaign, community organizing, coalition building) relevant to population health in the greater Houston area. Population health refers to an interdisciplinary approach that utilizes nontraditional partnerships among different sectors of the community to achieve positive health outcomes and/or health equity.  Collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects among students and/or community organizations are encouraged. 


All full-time University of Houston students enrolled in a masters, doctoral, or professional degree program who are in good academic standing (as defined by the degree program(s) in which the student is enrolled). Students must continue to be enrolled as full-time students for the spring and fall 2023 semesters. Joint submissions are encouraged as long as the principal investigator or a co-principal investigator meets these requirements.  

Faculty Mentor

Applicants must identify a faculty research advisor or mentor.  The application submission must include a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty research advisor or mentor and their signed approval of the application.   

Award Amount and Type of Support

One-time award of up to $2,500 can be used for project operations and supplies. Support may NOT be used for salary, indirect costs, foreign and domestic travel, or attendance at professional conferences. Up to two meritorious proposals will be selected for funding (subject to available funds). 

Dual Submission

All applicants will be required to disclose current and pending support  from both internal and external sources if it is relevant to the current project– this applies to the applicant, and the applicant’s mentor