Global grid searching
Controller

[HttpGet]
public ViewResult Index()
{
    return View();
}

[HttpGet]
public PartialViewResult IndexGrid(String search)
{
    return PartialView("_IndexGrid", repository.Filter(search));
}

Main view

<input id="GridSearch" />

@Html.AjaxGrid(Url.Action("IndexGrid"))

<script>
    document.getElementById('GridSearch').addEventListener('input', function() {
        var grid = new MvcGrid(document.querySelector('.mvc-grid'));
        grid.query.set('search', this.value);

        grid.reload();
    });
</script>

_IndexGrid partial view

@model IEnumerable<Person>

@* Should only include grid declaration *@

@(Html
    .Grid(Model)
    .Build(columns =>
    {
        columns.Add(model => model.Name).Titled("Name");
        columns.Add(model => model.Surname).Titled("Surname");
        columns.Add(model => model.MaritalStatus).Titled("Marital status");

        columns.Add(model => model.Age).Titled("Age");
        columns.Add(model => model.Birthday).Titled("Birthday").Formatted("{0:d}");
        columns.Add(model => model.IsWorking).Titled("Employed");
    })
    .Empty("No data found")
    .Sortable()
)