Public Health Cubed (PH3) is a rapid seed funding mechanism for Institute for Public Health faculty scholars.
The program nurtures novel ideas in public health research or education. It allows faculty teams to address major social problems too complex for a single disciplinary approach—and to pursue experimental ideas that might be too unconventional to attract immediate support from traditional funding mechanisms. The program also includes highly visible, campus-wide opportunities to highlight results.
For this cycle 2.0 we are seeking projects that focus on health equity and community and social disparities. Additionally, projects must address issues speciﬁc to, or with potential impact in, our local St. Louis region. We anticipate funding up to four projects from this summer submission period.
How It Works
Each faculty scholar in the Institute to Public Health will receive a virtual credit of $5,000. If teams of three (see “team” definition below) get together with a new idea or project in public health research or education, they can cash in their combined credits of $15,000 for the project. Proposals that seek funds to simply continue or supplement existing activities will not be considered, unless there are significant novel features.
Participation in at least one campus-wide forum to highlight the PH3 project or results is required. The Institute will coordinate with project teams to link them to opportunities to highlight their work.
current Submission Period
- Summer: July 15 thru August 15, 2017
Rapid Review and Decision
- Teams will receive notice of funding award in 4-6 weeks from idea submission.
- One-time funding
- After the initial award to a team, promising ideas may be considered for a second round of funding at the discretion of the Institute for Public Health.
Eligibility and team types
For cycle 2.0 there are three (3) types of eligible teams. All teams (except “regular” teams) must include at least two (2) faculty members that are Institute Scholars. To find a list of Institute scholars, visit publichealth.wustl.edu/scholars.
- Regular Team = three (3) faculty scholars representing at least two (2) different disciplines from at least two (2) different WU schools
- Community Partner Team = two (2) faculty scholars representing at least two (2) different disciplines from at least two (2) different WU schools and one (1) community partner
- Institute Center or Initiative Partner Team = two (2) faculty scholars representing at least two (2) different disciplines from at least two (2) different WU schools and one (1) Institute Center or Initiative partner
- Institute Centers and Initiatives
Faculty whose scholar applications are in-process will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Details about becoming a scholar can be found here: publichealth.wustl.edu/about/become-faculty-scholar/
Click here to apply during an active idea submission period.
Preview Public Health Cubed Application Questions before submitting.
Please direct questions or concerns to Victoria Anwuri, Associate Director of the Institute for Public Health.