Funding Opportunities for Travel
Aetna/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program
The program helps to address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities. This program provides a $5,000 scholarship to 2nd and 3rd year medical students from underrepresented minority groups with a commitment to serving medically underserved communities. Deadline is August 31.
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Site: Lambaréné Fellows
Funded fellowship for third-year medical students to do clinical rotations for three months in Gabon. Knowledge of French is required. Spring or summer fellowship available. See website for information on deadlines.
Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
Funds an 8-10 week summer project for clinical investigation, basic lab research, epidemiology or social science/health service research. Awards are in the amount of $5,000. Deadline for proposals is December 31.
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Service Project Award
AOA, the Honor Medical Society, is committed to preparing future leaders in medicine and health care. The Student Service Leadership Project aims to support leadership development for medical students through mentoring, observation, and service learning. The award grants $5000 for the first year, $3000 for the second year, $1000 for the third year. Deadline is December 31.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students allows participants to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry. Provides up to $3,500 for 12 weeks of summer research under a child and adolescent psychiatrist researcher/mentor. Deadline February 15.
American India Foundation
The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for 10 months. Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: Public Health, Education, & Livelihoods. Deadline is January 9.
American Medical Women’s Association
The AMWA’s American Women's Hospitals Service (AWHS) provides small grants, up to $1,500, for assistance with transportation costs connected with pursuing medical studies in an off-campus setting where the medically neglected will benefit. The Grants are awarded to national AMWA members completing their residency or second, third or fourth year of medical school who will be spending a minimum of six weeks and no longer than one year in a sponsored program which will serve the needs of the medically underserved. Deadline is January 5.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Site: Awards and Fellowships
The Benjamin H. Kean Travelling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is administered by the Society’s American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health and provides travel expenses for medical students who arrange clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases. Fellowship covers cost of airfare and up to $1000 for living expenses for an approved project related to tropical medicine. Deadline is March 2.
The Appalachian Preceptorship—offered through the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine—exposes medical students interested in family medicine to rural primary care practice. Participating students spend three weeks with a clinical preceptor in a rural Southern Appalachian community and one week on the ETSU campus in interactive educational sessions. Open to first, second, and third-year medical students from across the country. Deadline is March 15.
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student-Initiated Projects
The foundation provides grants up to $5,000 for projects that encourage compassionate and relationship-centered healthcare. Proposals should include a one-page letter of intent describing the objectives of the project and a clear description of the project, methods, participants and proposed funding and timeframe. Deadlines vary.
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship
The Student Summer Research Fellowship grants are modeled on NIH short-term training grants, but are awarded for research into community health and cultural competency issues, rather than laboratory work. Stipends of $3,000 are awarded for 10-week period to medical students in good academic standing at an accredited U.S. or Canadian school. Deadline is March 1.
Boren Fellowships allow U.S. graduate students to integrate research, language study, and academic internships into their education. Awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 24 months. Preference is given for countries, languages, and fields of study (including health and biomedical sciences) that are critical to U.S. national security (see website for details). Deadline is January 31.
CDC O.C. Hubert Global Health Fellowship
Fellowship allows third and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to participate in a four to twelve-week public health project in a developing country. Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend to help pay for travel and living expenses at the project site. Applicants must be in their second or third year at the time of application. Deadline is January 16.
The CDC Experience: Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is a 10 to 12 month fellowship that provides training through hands-on experiences in applied epidemiology and public health. Medical students in their 2nd or 3rd year may apply and start the fellowship while in their 3rd or 4th year. Students spend up to one year at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, getting practical experience. Under the mentorship of experienced CDC epidemiologists they work on solving real-world public health problems. Deadline is December 2.
Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia – HIVCorps Fellowship
The fellowship provides the opportunity to gain important field experience in areas such as program implementation and management, clinical trials, community outreach and support, clinical care quality improvement systems, data management and outcomes analysis, laboratory systems in the developing world, rural primary health care and health information systems. Medical, nursing, or MPH students are eligible to apply. Deadline is March 11.
Child Health Foundation
Site: Child Health Foundation
Child Health Foundation wishes to receive proposals from interested health workers, investigators, or community organizations for innovative research or innovative service projects directed at improving the health of infants, children, and pregnant women. Grants up to $5,000 are available. Proposals may be submitted by individuals with organizational support or groups. Deadline for letters of intent is April 30. Deadline for proposals is August 30.
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
The FASPE fellowship is a fully funded program for students designed to address contemporary ethical issues through a unique historical context. Sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the two-week summer fellowship initially focuses on the role of the medical profession in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and uses this as a framework for contemporary ethical issues. Following an introduction in New York, the fellows travel to Berlin, Krakow and Oswiecim (Auschwitz) where students will work with the faculty to explore both the history and the ethical issues facing their profession today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered. Deadline is January 6.
Fogarty International Center
Fogarty International Center at NIH offers a variety of funding opportunities to support the field of global health research. Fogarty also offers a variety of resources for those seeking global health research funding across NIH, and from other organizations.
Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health
The NIH funds this fellowship for medical students to do research in global health in certain countries within Africa, Asia, or Latin America. All awards are for nine months of work at the overseas site. Deadline for applications is October 17.
GE/NMF Medical Scholars Program
Fourth-year US minority medical students complete a two month mentored elective (departing the U.S. after Match and returning prior to graduation) in either Ghana or Uganda. The clinical elective will be focused on critical regional health care needs including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, tuberculosis, heart disease, cancer, and infant mortality. Fellows rotate in teams and work in district hospitals to improve patient care for medically underserved communities. Transportation, living expenses and a scholarship of $5,000 per student are provided. Deadline is September 30.
Global Health Service Corps
The Global Health Service Corps is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to ally health professionals as medical and nursing educators in resource-poor settings while providing needed expert technical support to these clinician educators during their periods of service. Volunteers also provide direct medical care, strengthening the mission of education and mentorship. Our greater goal is to help provide a sustainable solution addressing the vast shortages of health professionals in many parts of the world.
Infectious Disease Society of America Medical Scholars Program
The medical scholars program provides scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to medical students to promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases. Projects must focus on pediatric or adult infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities. Deadline is March 1.
International Research & Exchange Board
Site: IREX- Apply
Short-term travel grants are available for students who hold a graduate-level degree (PhD, MA, MD, MBA, MFA, MPA, MPH, MLIS, MS, JD) to conduct research for up to eight weeks in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on issues relevant to U.S. foreign policy. Visa assistance, round-trip transportation, a monthly allowance for expenses, and emergency insurance are provided. Deadline is February 1.
Japanese Medical Society of America Scholarships
The JMSA is dedicated to promoting the exchange of medical and educational information between the U.S. and Japan. The JMSA provides scholarships that vary based on donor source but typically range from $2,500 to $20,000 to students who propose and carry out a project that benefits the JMSA and the Japanese community. Deadline is December 31.
Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship
The AMA and the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) has established the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship Fund to advance the progress of women in the medical profession and identify the needs of women physicians and medical students. Research supported by this fund is essential in evaluating the impact of these issues regarding women in the medical work force, facilitating understanding of future practice needs and helping the AMA better serve women members. Applicants may be male or female and work alone or collaboratively. The award is for a maximum of $10,000. Deadline is February 15.
J.W. Sax Memorial Fund
This memorial fund is designed to support students who seek to coordinate public service projects at home and abroad in any field. Deadline for project proposals is March 15.
MAP International Medical Fellowship
Site: MAP Fellows
Sponsors fourth-year medical students seeking experience in community health within a Christian context by funding 100% of travel arrangements (airfare only). Students must spend at least 8 weeks in a MAP-approved field. Applications due by March 1. Fellowships awarded May 1.
Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program at Christian Brothers University
Research training is offered through Christian Brothers University for health professions students who have an interest in biomedical science, behavioral science, environmental science, carnivore conservation, and/or public health. Preference is given to ethnic minorities and individuals from disparate backgrounds (socioeconomic, health, and first generation to receive higher education), although non-minorities with a commitment to serving disparate populations will also be considered. Participating students spend 10 weeks in one of three possible locations: Brazil, Uganda, and Thailand. All expenses are paid and a monthly stipend is provided. Deadline is December 16.
Pan American Health Organization Training Program in International Health
This program provides training in international health to eight or ten health professionals at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO, Washington DC) in their chosen area of concentration and develop a work/study plan with a mentor and the unit chief. During the period of study beginning in late-January and ending in mid-December, participants are given a round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C., as well as a stipend for basic living expenses and moving costs. Applicants must hold an MPH or an equivalent graduate degree and a minimum of two years experience directing programs in education or public health research. Deadline is July 31.
Site: Philippe Foundation
Contact: Philippe Foundation, Inc
405 Lexington Avenue, 35th floor
New York, NY 10174
Tel: (212) 687 3290
Fax: (212) 687 3418
Small medical research grants for Franco-American exchange only. Student must set up research and contact potential sites before submitting application. Application review sessions are in March, June, September, and December of each year; applications must be submitted one month prior to the review session.
Rotary International provides grants and funding for approved domestic and international service projects. See website or contact local chapter for details.
Wilderness Medical Society
Site: WMS - Research Grants
The WMS Humanitarian Aid Grant was developed in response to the 2010 Haitian earthquake in an attempt to support WMS members involved in humanitarian and disaster response efforts. Humanitarian Research Aid Grant applications are considered for projects worldwide, regardless of country. Provides up to $2,000. Deadline is March 1.