Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Institute for Global Health

Research Funding Opportunities

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AfyaBora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

Organization
AfyaBora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership
Description

The Afya Bora Consortium aims to contribute to health systems strengthening in African partner countries by implementing a leadership training program targeting African and U.S. health professionals. The Afya Bora (“better health” in Swahili) fellowship model will focus on training leaders for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and research program.

 

Eligibility

Must be citizen of U.S., Kenya, Botswana, Uganda or Tanzania and have an MD or MBChB with a MMed, MPH or master’s degree in related field.

Application Deadline
April 1
Start Date
November
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AIF Clinton Fellowship

Organization
American India Foundation
Description

The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations for 10 months. Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: public health, education and livelihoods.

Eligibility

U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are at least 21 years of age and will have completed an undergraduate bachelor’s degree prior to starting this program.

Start Date
Sept. 1
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AMWA Overseas Assistance Grant

Organization
American Medical Women’s Association
Description

The American Women's Hospitals Service provides small grants, up to $1,500, for assistance with transportation costs (e.g., airfare, train fare) connected with pursuing medical studies in an off-campus setting where the medically neglected will benefit.

Eligibility
National AMWA student or resident member. Medical students must be completing their second, third or fourth year at an accredited U.S. medical school.
Application Deadline
Jan. 30
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Association of Public Health Laboratories - Laboratory Fellowships

Organization
Association of Public Health Laboratories
Description
APHL offers fellowships in Bioinformatics in Public Health, Environmental Health and Public Health Lab & Newborn Screening. Each fellowship runs from one to two years.
Eligibility
U.S. citizens who will have completed their MD/PhD degree by program start date.
Application Deadline
Vary depending on fellowship
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Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

Organization
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Description
Up to $1,000 for travel and living expenses to conduct research and/or receive clinical training at an international setting in tropical medicine/infectious disease.
Eligibility
Medical students from an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school.
Application Deadline
March
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CDC-Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical Students

Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description
The Epidemiology Elective Program gives senior medical and veterinary students an introduction to preventive medicine, public health and the principles of applied epidemiology.
Eligibility
Students in their third year apply for a six-to-eight-week rotation in the fall or spring semester of their fourth year.
Application Deadline
Application opens in February each year
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Center for Global Health AOSC Research Micro Grant

for faculty
Description

The Institute for Global Health offers micro grants to full-time Northwestern faculty who are currently mentoring medical students in global health Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) program to support global health research and student mentorship.

Eligibility

Any full-time Northwestern faculty member who is currently mentoring a student in the AOSC program may apply.

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Faculty Micro Grants

for faculty
Description

Faculty Micro Grants support Northwestern faculty who are currently mentoring medical students in the Area of Scholarly Concentration program, the Institute for Global Health offers up to $2,500 as micro grants to support travel and other modest expenses related to global health research.

Eligibility
Any full-time Northwestern faculty member who is currently mentoring a student in the Area of Scholarly Concentration program may apply.
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Feinberg Travel Grant

for students
Description

The Feinberg Travel Grant is meant to complement the awards given out via the Global Health Initiative by creating funds for clinical rotations and global health education programs at affiliated partner institutions in Europe and Asia.

Eligibility

Support for four-week clinical rotations at partner institutions in developed countries.

Application Deadline
Aug. 31 (M4s)/Jan. 7 (M1s)
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Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health

Organization
U.S. Department of State & Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
Description
The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Five support centers will act as leads for consortiums of U.S. universities and administer the program.
Eligibility
Medical students are eligible upon completion of required clerkships during M3 year. Applications are generally submitted early in the M3 year.
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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Organization
U.S. Department of State
Description
The Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Eligibility
U.S. citizens at accredited U.S. intuition of high education with sufficient proficiency in language of host country.
Application Deadline
September (internal deadline)
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Global Health Initiative Awards

for students
Description

Feinberg's Global Health Initiative supports global health education for Feinberg medical students and residents who display an interest in global health and working with underserved populations in resource-limited settings.

Eligibility

Any Feinberg medical student in good academic standing and McGaw resident who wishes to complete a rotation at one of the affiliated universities or clinics or at unaffiliated universities, clinics or non-profit organizations that are approved by Feinberg and the Institute for Global Health are eligible.

Application Deadline
Rolling deadline
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Global Health Initiative Faculty Travel Funding

for faculty
Description

Global Health Initiative Faculty Travel Funding is available to Institute for Global Health members for a limited number of projects per year. Applications are reviewed by the director and faculty.

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Global Health Initiative for Residents and Fellows

for residents & fellows
Description

Support for McGaw residents to pursue clinical electives, research and public health projects at global sites in low- and middle-income countries.

Eligibility

Current McGaw residents, for four to eight weeks of field experiences in low- and middle-income countries.

Application Deadline
Rolling applications are accepted. Funding is applied as a reimbursement after return from travel.
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Global Health Initiative for Students

for students
Description

Support for Feinberg students to pursue clinical electives, research and public health projects at global sites in low- and middle-income countries.

Eligibility

Current Feinberg students enrolled in the MD, DPT and MPH dual-degree program who wish to conduct clinical electives, Area of Scholarly Concentration research and/or public health field experiences for four to eight weeks in low- and middle-income countries.

Application Deadline
Rolling applications are accepted. Applications must be received at minimum 60 days prior to proposed travel date and 90 days for unaffiliated sites.
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Global Health Initiative Funding for McGaw Residents

for residents & fellows
Description

Feinberg's Global Health Initiative (GHI) Fund supports global health education for Feinberg residents who display an interest in global health and working with underserved populations in resource-limited settings. GHI accomplishes this by supporting the travel expenses of Northwestern medical students and McGaw residents so they may pursue away-rotations and other global public health projects in underserved areas abroad. The GHI Fund is generously supported by Northwestern Medicine Primary and Specialty Care, its patients and Feinberg's donors.

Eligibility

All McGaw residents are eligible to apply. Approval by the appropriate program director and GME Office is required. 

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HBNU Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars

for residents & fellows
Organization
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
Description
The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early-stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers.
Eligibility
Postdoctoral fellows and doctoral scholars.
Application Deadline
Letter of intent due July and applications due August.
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Long-Term Global Health Projects

for students
Description

Funding for long-term global health projects is available from the Global Health Initiative to support student engagement in global health and to encourage student interest in and understanding of cross-cultural competencies, social determinants of health and clinical practice in resource-limited settings, among other topics.

Eligibility

Current Feinberg students entering their second or third year of the curriculum.

Application Deadline
March 1
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Long-Term Global Health Projects

for students
Description

The International Health Fellowship was established by the Feinberg School of Medicine to provide support to medical students who wish to conduct research projects at international sites.

Eligibility

M1, M3 and M4 MD Program students who wish to conduct international research projects with field work lasting four to eight weeks.

Application Deadline
Rolling deadline.
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Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training Program (MHRT)

Organization
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Description
The MHRT Program supports the ability of U.S. academic institutions to offer short-term international training opportunities in health disparities research for undergraduate and graduate students in the health professions who are from health disparity populations and/or are underrepresented in basic science, biomedical, clinical or behavioral health research career field.
Eligibility
Undergraduate and graduate students in the health professions who are from health disparity populations and/or are underrepresented in basic science, biomedical, clinical or behavioral health research career fields.
Application Deadline
Varies by host institution.
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NSEP Boren Scholarship

Organization
Institute of International Education & National Security Education Program
Description

Boren scholarships and fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.

Eligibility

U.S. citizen enrolled or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. university.

Application Deadline
January for fellows; February for scholars.
Start Date
Program dates vary.
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Oncology Awards for Underrepresented Medical Students & Residents

Organization
Conquer Cancer Foundation
Description

The Medical Student Rotation provides financial support for U.S. medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine to complete a clinical or clinical research oncology rotation. The Resident Travel Award (RTA) provides financial support for residents from populations underrepresented in medicine to attend ASCO's Annual Meeting. This award will allow the recipients to travel to the 2014 ASCO Annual Scientific Meeting, where they will have an opportunity to meet oncologists and to learn more about the career possibilities in oncology.

Eligibility

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in an MD or DO, U.S. medical school program and be of an underrepresented population as defined by the program eligibility criteria. To qualify for RTA, applicants must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program required for future training in a cancer-related subspecialty (e.g., internal medicine considering med/onc, surgery considering surg/onc) and be of an underrepresented population as defined by the program eligibility criteria. All candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents.

Application Deadline
Application opens in October and closes mid-December.
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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Organization
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Description

The fellowship honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 new Americans each year with tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. New Americans are permanent residents or naturalized citizens or children of naturalized citizen parents.

Eligibility

See website to review eligibility requirements for new Americans.

Application Deadline
Application opens in April.
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Post-Graduate Fellowship in Global Health

for residents & fellows
Description
This GME fellowship is meant to provide a viable career track to post-graduate medical trainees at Feinberg School of Medicine by promoting innovative global health research and education/training programs. The fellowship will provide salary support and fringe benefits for one year plus a research seed grant up to $10,000.
Eligibility
Fellows/post-docs need to be already enrolled in a current post-graduate fellowship program at Feinberg and have completed at least one but no more than three years of post-residency training by the proposed start date of the funding period. Fellows/postdocs from the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery and Family & Community Medicine are eligible to apply. 
Application Deadline
All application materials due Feb. 1.
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Research Catalyzer Funding for Faculty

for residents & fellows
Description

The Global Health Research Catalyzer Fund is supported by the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Initiative, which is generously supported by Northwestern Medicine Primary & Specialty Care, its patients, and Feinberg’s donors.

Eligibility

The purpose of this grant is to provide research support to Northwestern faculty who are a) collecting preliminary data to support a future grant submission and/or b) supplemental support for ongoing sponsored-research for work outside the aims and/or scope of work of the funded project. Faculty must have a full-time appointment at Northwestern University and be an active member of the Center for Global Health for at least the past six months. 

Application Deadline
January 14, 2019
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Rural Medicine Funding Through the Global Health Initiative

for students
Description

Feinberg medical students enrolled in the Education Centered Medical Home (ECMH) and who have electives available in Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the curriculum are eligible to apply for a rural medicine away elective. We review all applications for credit-worthiness.

Eligibility

Feinberg medical students enrolled in the ECMH who have electives available in Phase 2 and Phase 3 and who plan to rotate at a rural or limited-resource location.

Application Deadline
Rolling applications are accepted. Applications must be received at minimum 60 days prior to proposed travel date and 90 days for unaffiliated sites.
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Schweitzer Fellowship

Organization
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Description

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship helps hundreds of graduate students each year dedicate their time and service to helping others. The Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary fellowship program focused on community service, leadership development and reflection.

Eligibility

Any student enrolled at least part-time for the current academic year in a health-related, graduate-level, degree-granting program in the greater Chicago area is welcome to apply.

Application Deadline
February
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Seed Global Health

Organization
GHSC and the U.S. Peace Corps
Description

Seed Global Health's mission is to promote and support new generations of U.S. health professionals to serve as global health educators and work within countries facing critical human healthcare resource shortages. Their greater goal is to create sustainable solutions to strengthen health systems.

Eligibility

Medical volunteers will include U.S. board-eligible or board-certified doctors in core specialties and nursing volunteers who have completed a BNS/MPH, MSN, NP, DRN or PHD and have a minimum number of three years of both clinical and teaching experience. Core specialties for doctors are expected to include internal medicine, pediatrics (and medicine/pediatrics), family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery or psychiatry.

Application Deadline
January
Start Date
May
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South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR)

Organization
UCLA Program in Global Health
Description

The SAPHIR program is a yearlong training program in comprehensive HIV prevention research for U.S. medical students and residents. Trainees will participate in a structured program of didactic education and practical research in one of the major fields of HIV prevention (behavioral prevention, biomedical prevention, antiretroviral therapy, epidemiology or basic/translational science). Research sites are located in Lima, Peru and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Eligibility

Medical students must have completed the required third-year clerkships to be eligible and may participate between the third and fourth year of medical school. Applicants who have just completed their residency program but have not begun a fellowship may also be considered. Language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is recommended and considered an asset but is not required.

Application Deadline
Rolling admissions
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UNICEF Global Citizenship Fellowship

Organization
The United Nations Children's Fund
Description

Global Citizenship Fellows work with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Program and Community Engagement Division in a number of U.S. cities. The fellowship is a highly-selective, full-time, 13-month program that prepares diverse, committed and globally-minded individuals for effective leadership in public service.

Eligibility

Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent experience; professional or academic background in advocacy, education, civic engagement, international affairs or related fields. Must have a demonstrated interest and knowledge of children's rights and international issues as well as a commitment to public service. Must possess current and valid U.S. work authorization.

Application Deadline
April
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USAID Global Health Fellowship

Organization
United States Agency for International Development
Description

The Global Health Fellows Program is a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of USAID population, health and nutrition programs.

Eligibility

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident and master's or other advanced degree in public health or a related field.

Application Deadline
Deadlines vary.
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WHO Internship Programme

Organization
World Health Organization
Description

The World Health Organization (WHO), as the leader in global public health issues, is committed to building future leaders in public health. WHO's Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO.

Eligibility

Enrolled in a degree program in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) both at the time of application and during the internship. Have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution toward the completion of a degree. At least 20 years old. Possess a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field. Fluent in the working language of the office of assignment.

Application Deadline
Deadlines vary.
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