Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Global Health Electives Funding Committee (GHEFC) is the mechanism for providing funding assistance to medical students wishing to participate in global health activities.
Two types of initiatives are considered by the committee:
• Global Health Pre-Clinical Non-Credit Electives (GH-NCPRE: 1st & 2nd year medical students)
• Global Health Clinical Electives (4th year medical students)
Eligibility Criteria: Funding is available to students pursuing initiatives in low-resource countries and/or with underserved populations. Initiatives taking place in high-resource countries that involve underserved communities will also be considered. Please see the funding application for full details or contact the Office of Global Health if you are unsure if your project/experience qualifies.
There are two funding cycles: one in March and one in September. We encourage students to start preparing for their elective 12 months in advance in order to apply for the March cycle, as more financial resources are available earlier in the year.
The funding amount will be determined based on the quality of the application (see application for full details). A maximum of $1500 will be allocated per student. The GHEFC reserves the right to decline funding if the proposed global health initiative does not meet criteria, is of low quality, or is considered unethical.
Applications can be submitted individually or as a team. It is important for students to clearly explain on the application how many medical students are involved and how each will be involved in the project/funding
Click here for the application form.
Completed applications may be submitted to the Office of Global Health firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at MSB Rm. 100. The deadline for spring 2014 applications is March 17 at 11:59 p.m.
It is recommended that you retain a copy of your application for your records.