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Important Info: Global Health Electives Grant



Friday, February 13, 2015

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 Non-Credit Pre-Clinical Summer Clinical Electives (GH-NPSCE: 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 contact the Office of Global Health if you are unsure if your project/experience qualifies.
Funding Allocation:
There are two funding cycles: March and September. Students are encouraged 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.  Three levels of funding are available to be allocated on a per student basis. Funding amounts for Spring 2015 are dependent on the total number of applications for funding. 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.

Click here to access the application form. The deadline for Spring 2015 applications is March 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Note - 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.

Completed applications may be submitted to the Office of Global Health by email at or in person at the Office of Global Health.

It is recommended that you retain a copy of your application for your records.

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