Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Matching Grant

As part of the $20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced in July 2015, $10 million will support the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Matching Grant for the Duke Global Health Institute. This generous challenge will match one dollar for every dollar given for all qualifying gifts.

The matching grant provides an attractive incentive to donors to partner with the Foundation to support the Institute in one of the following priority areas:

  • Education Programs:  support for experiential learning and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
  • Graduate Fellowships: support for graduate fellowships, with a preference for international students from low and middle income countries
  • Faculty Support: support for teaching and research and to create endowed chairs
  • International Partnerships: support for international collaboration
  • Unrestricted: current use gifts to support the work of the Institute

I’m excited that our support can help to increase the visibility of the institute as well as raise the capacity of the global health sector. Melinda Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Matching Grant Donors

Karl and Mary Ellen von der Heyden

Karl and Mary Ellen von der Heyden have established “The von der Heyden Family Global Health Fellowship Fund” as part of an $8.36 million gift support the arts at Duke and graduate students at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). FULL STORY >

Michael Merson and Kathleen Sikkema

Michael Merson and Kathleen SikkemaDGHI director Michael Merson and his wife, Kathleen Sikkema, director of DGHI’s global mental health initiative and doctoral scholars program, have established “The Michael H. Merson and Kathleen J. Sikkema Global Health Fellowship Fund” to provide fellowships to students pursuing graduate studies at DGHI. FULL STORY >


Dennis Clements and Martha Ann Keels

Dennis Clements and Martha Ann KeelsDennis Clements, DGHI senior advisor and global health professor, and his wife, Martha Ann Keels, pediatric dentist and adjunct associate professor in pediatrics, have established the Dennis A. Clements and Martha Ann Keels Global Health Fund to provide support for experiential learning and research opportunities for students pursuing global health studies in DGHI. FULL STORY >

Jan Tore Hall

Jan Tore HallJan Tore Hall ‘73 recently established the Siyathinta Global Health Fund to support student research opportunities in emerging infectious diseases in Africa, with a focus on improving treatment delivery and care. Preference will be given to projects related to HIV/AIDS in South Africa. FULL STORY >


Jennifer Gross

Jenn Gross in AfricaJennifer Gross, founder and CEO of the Blue Chip Foundation, has established the Jennifer Gross Global Health Fund, a $100,000 investment that will provide support for experiential learning and research opportunities for students at DGHI. FULL STORY >

RANJIT AND SARA AHLUWALIA

RANJIT AND SARA AHLUWALIARanjit and Sara Ahluwalia have established the Paul Singh Ahluwalia Fund for Global Health to support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities. Ranjit is a 1997 Duke graduate. FULL STORY >

 


Paul and Lauren Ghaffari

Jack Leslie and Caroline PechPaul and Lauren Ghaffari have established the Ghaffari Family Global Health Fund to support global health research opportunities for graduate and professional students, with a preference for students pursuing global cancer research.

Craig and Stephanie Brater

Craig and Stephanie BraterCraig and Stephanie Brater have established the Brater Family Global Health Fund to support research opportunities for third year medical students, residents and fellows pursuing global health. FULL STORY >


Jack Leslie and Caroline Pech

Jack Leslie and Caroline PechDGHI board of advisors chair Jack Leslie and his wife, Caroline Pech, have established the Leslie Family Global Health Fellowship Fund to provide whole or partial fellowships to graduate, graduate professional or doctoral students enrolled in DGHI graduate programs, with a preference for students from the African continent studying global health and/or students pursuing research pertaining to the strengthening of health systems in Africa. FULL STORY >