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Student Global Health Research Award

The Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health supports global health education in the form of research projects for undergraduate and graduate students of Northwestern University. The Havey Institute for Global Health accomplishes this by supporting the project-related expenses of Northwestern students so they may participate in global health research at global sites. These awards are capped at $2,500. 

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Who Can Apply?

Any Northwestern University undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing. It is required that students may not receive funding from more than one source for the same research project. 

Applicants are required to have the mentorship of a Havey Institute for Global Health-affiliated faculty member. A letter of support from the faculty mentor should be included with any application. 

What Can the Funding Be Used For?

Up to $2,500 may be awarded to a student per year. Funding requests are accepted for lower amounts. Students should plan to submit a budget that outlines their estimated expenses.  

Expenses may include: 

  • Foreign travel (international airfare, hotels, ground transportation) 
  • Required vaccinations, visa or passport fees 
  • Other basic supplies 
  • Software essential to their research or study 

The system of approving global health research related travel and processing of funding awards for students can takes several months to complete. Applications must be submitted at least 90 days in advance to account for any potential delays or updates to the NU Travel Policies and Feinberg Student International Travel Policy and Procedures, as it corresponds to the student. Students may not receive funding to destinations not approved for travel according to the aforementioned policies.  

Any questions about this award, eligibility, or viability of travel to a potential research project site should be shared with 


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