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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I have access to as an Affiliated Faculty member at YIGH?
YIGH affiliation provides:

  • funding and awards for Yale faculty, including the Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Award and Spark Award;
  • consultant review of global health grant applications;
  • mentions in appropriate YIGH communications, amplifying school and department-based efforts through social media sharing/retweets, and more;
  • receiving the Global Health Update monthly e-newsletter; and,
  • assistance with inclusion in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications global health experts list for media requests.
If you are interested in becoming an affiliated faculty member of YIGH, please contact Michael Skonieczny.
I’m new to Yale and interested in finding faculty who are working in global health. Where can I look?

There is an extensive network of YIGH Affiliated Faculty across the Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. You might also be interested in global health activities elsewhere on campus, including at the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, the MacMillan International Center, the diverse network of other Global Health Centers across the University. For more information, please see Global Connections at Yale.

We also encourage you to explore our YIGH Faculty Networks for potential colleagues or collaborators working in your area of global health interest - or to find new areas of global health interest!

You can also search for faculty by keyword.

How do I get a letter of support from YIGH for my funding application?

Dr. Saad Omer, Director of YIGH, is available to provide support for funding applications related to global health. If you would like to receive a letter of affiliation from YIGH in support of an application for funding, please download and complete this template, and then submit it for review to two weeks prior to your deadline. Dr. Omer will review the draft letter and either provide input or simply sign, as needed, and our team will return the completed letter to you for inclusion in your application.

I’m starting a field site in another country. Where do I go for help?

The following Yale offices are good places to start if you are interested in hiring, deploying personnel, developing Memoranda of Understanding or contracts, exploring international tax obligations, and many other specific considerations for people working internationally:

Office of General Counsel
International Operations and Compliance Committee
International Tax Office

You can also set up a consultation with a YIGH team member by writing to We’d be happy to talk with you about your specific interests, needs, and queries to direct you to the appropriate office and/or people at Yale.

Where can I learn more about global health funding opportunities at and beyond NIH?

Through the Faculty Support Initiative, YIGH will host virtual workshops on global health funding opportunities and specific donor organizations. Please check back for more details and registration dates.

The following websites also provide funding opportunities for global health: