Global Health Engagement Research Initiative (GHERI) Fiscal Year 2020 Pre-Application (Call for White Papers)

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD(HA)); Defense Health Agency (DHA), Research & Development Directorate (J-9); and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Center for Global Health Engagement’s (CGHE’s) Research Division employ


a programmatic-focused research strategy for funding Global Health Engagement (GHE) research through the GHE Research Initiative (GHERI).

The CGHE Research Division is soliciting White Papers from interested parties for research related to operational efforts that will meet the needs of the Joint Force in either:
1) Improving the understanding and/or execution of DoD GHE or 2) Utilizing DoD health research activities to engage a partner nation/partner nations (PN/PNs) in support of Theater Campaign Plan (TCP) objectives to further research The GHERI is funded through Defense Health Program (DHP) RDT&E funds in accordance with guidance from OASD(HA) and DHA J- 9. The GHE research needs of the warfighter are expressed by the regular demand signal of the Joint Force through the Joint Staff Surgeon's Office and the Combatant Commands (CCMD) Surgeons' Offices.

This demand signal is captured through ongoing coordination between the CCMDs Surgeons’ Offices, the Military Services, and CGHE.

Demand Signal (Research Area):
This call for White Papers seeks initial concepts for research to advance the above mentioned objectives and address at least one element listed under the research area below through a novel approach, methodology, or capability with trans-regional and/or trans-functional applications that will improve the ability of the Joint Force to conduct GHE.

Related Programs

Uniformed Services University Medical Research Projects

Department of Defense

Agency: Department Of Defense

Office: USUHS Medical Research Projects

Estimated Funding: $10,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Center for Global Health Engagement

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U. S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

see the funding announcement for eligibility details

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Agency Email Description:
Julian Lantry

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