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Global Pressing Issues Grants

Hunger, humanitarian crises, global warming, forced migration—these are among the most immediate challenges facing our world.

Through the Global Pressing Issues Grant program, the Nelson Institute seeks students and faculty to conduct research on these and other topics of broad public importance. Whether it is documenting the experiences of refugees in Des Moines or assessing and improving water quality in Uganda, this initiative aims to enhance Drake’s involvement in building a better future, and provide students with hands-on learning that enhances their understanding of deeply-rooted problems facing populations at home and abroad. 

New proposals are not currently being considered as the 2023-2025 grant cycle is now underway. Contact Annique Kiel, Executive Director of Global Engagement and International Programs, to inquire about the next call for proposals.