Global Health and Disparities Scholarships

Global REACH works closely with the medical school’s unique Global Health and Disparities (GHD) Path of Excellence, offering scholarships to qualifying GHD students in support of academic projects in low-resource settings. Most (but not all) projects take place abroad. Since being introduced in 2015, GHD Scholarships have funded 14 student projects in 10 countries, including India, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Jordan. Many projects have led to publications.

Who: Senior-level medical students enrolled in the GHD Path

What: One- to two-month experiences in a low-resource setting. Projects may focus on research, development/implementation of innovative health-related interventions, program evaluation, needs assessment, or educational program development.

Amount: Award sizes vary based on the proposal – up to $4,000 for international work and up to $2,000 for domestic projects.

Apply: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Funds are allocated based on the University’s fiscal year calendar (July-June), with earlier proposals given priority. Find full program information and application details here.

Travel Resouces: Find information to help plan your overseas educational experience in the Travel Services area of the website, including travel registry and insurance information, visa and passport resources, a pre-departure timeline and checklist, and more.