Global Funding

Global level research projects may be eligible for the following funding opportunities.

Due Date Sponsor/Award Description Amount
2/1/21 (annual)

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Research & Education Scholarships

To advance the field of acute care surgery, and improve the care of critically ill surgical patients, by fostering research, education, and professional development in an environment of fellowship and collegiality, the AAST supports young investigators with research scholarships to solicit research applications from early career investigators proposing basic science, translational, or clinical studies to advance trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery care. Provides funding for early investigators to complete a research project, which will serve as the basis for future grant applications and to launch the applicants' academic careers. Pilot projects, projects seeking exclusively preliminary data, or "proof of concept" projects will only be considered if the applicant provides sound scientific foundation for the proposal. Projects centered on Global Surgery/Trauma will be considered if found to be of sufficient merit and are scientifically sound. $50,000, one year
Rolling Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund is a non-profit innovation fund headquartered in London with an office in Washington D.C. that invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people.

We believe that the best ideas for solving some of the world’s most critical problems can come from anyone, anywhere. Through our grants and risk capital, we help breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies to maximise their impact and affect meaningful change.

$50,000 to $15 million, based on project type

Pilot: $230,000 max


Test & Transition: $2.3 million max


Scale: $15 million max, usually much smaller