Private Funding Sources
Applications due: December
The New Aid Foundation provides grants to masters and medical students
to conduct research abroad on abandoned infectious diseases in marginalized
populations. These include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis, malaria,
trypanosomiasis, filariasis, and dengue fever. The research projects should
have a ten to twelve week duration, and are typically completed during
the summer. A stipend of $3500 to $4500 plus airfare is provided. Only
research which examines the distribution of disease, its causes, or appropriate
interventions will be funded. All applicants must have completed two semesters
of graduate level education. While it is not required that applicants
be concurrently enrolled in a graduate program of public health, students
enrolled in other programs must demonstrate a strong commitment to public
health and must have taken courses in public health research methods including
epidemiology and/or biostatistics. Please visit www.newaid.org
for more information and to complete the application.
For advanced studies in public health,
education, or public policy at Harvard
Deadline for the MPH program is DECEMBER 15.
Deadline for KSG or S/Education is in early January.
This fellowship pays tuition, student health fees and a $30,000 stipend
for students who are selected to pursue an advanced degree from Harvard's
School of Education (masters in education), Kennedy School of Government
(masters in public policy) or the Harvard School of Public Health (MPH).
The program is one year long and is open to currently enrolled medical
students or those with an MD degree (for students in the class of 2006
who are NOT matching into a residency program in 2006-07). For more information,
please go to: http://www.zuckermanfellows.harvard.edu
Jesus Alvarez, a fourth year UCSF student, is one of 25 Zuckerman Fellows
in 2005-06; he is enrolled in Harvard's MPH program.
Deadline for application to Harvard's MPH program
is December 15.
This fellowship is for students who are interested in social entrepreneurship.
Candidates for this fellowship must be in their fourth year of medical
school (2006-07) and must apply and get into either Harvard's School of
Education, Kennedy School of Government and Harvard's School of Public
Health. The Reynolds Fdn Fellowship covers tuition & health insurance
for one or two years, plus a $20,000 stipend. This fellowship also has
experiences that take place outside the classroom setting. For more information,
go to: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/leadership/reynolds
Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)
The scholarship is given to a student or faculty member for project proposals
in emerging countries or involving disadvantaged populations in North
America. Applications should include a CV, a statement of no more than
1000 words indicating how the funds will be used, a letter from a supervising
faculty member (for students or residents) or a letter of support from
a colleague (for faculty members). For more information contact the GHEC
or visit http://www.globalhealth-ec.org/
An important part of IDSA's mission is to promote the subspecialty of
infectious diseases by attracting the best and brightest medical students
to the field. To further this goal, the IDSA Education and Research Foundation
offers summer scholarships to medical students with mentorship by an IDSA
member or fellow. Students in any year of medical school are eligible
for this award. The scholarship activity must focus on pediatric or adult
infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities.
These awards grow more competitive every year as the number of applicants
increases. For more information, visit the Summer
Scholarships page on the IDSA website or call IDSA at (703) 299-0200.
IDSA, 66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314
Deadline: March 10
Graduate Applied Project (GAP) Mini-Grants are available to individuals
with the academic background and skills required for a Population or Population-Environment
Fellowship or other early-career position in the field, but who lack experience
applying their skills to family planning and population-environment projects,
particularly in the developing world. Successful candidates receive a
taxable stipend of $2,500 for a self-arranged summer internship with a
family planning organization in the developing world. By the time they
apply, candidates must have identified options for a full-time, two- to
four-month applied project/internship that will help prepare them for
a career in international family planning, integrated family planning-reproductive
health, or population-environment. To qualify for funding, the intern's
work should be either unpaid or paid at a level that does not cover internship-related
travel and living expenses. See the Program's website at www.sph.umich.edu/pfps
for further details.
MAP offers travel assistance fellowships for third- and fourth-year medical
students for externships in Christian mission hospitals in developing
countries. Residents and interns who have not entered into the private
practice of medicine are also eligible. Although clinical investigation
may be included in an individual project, overall emphasis is on a broad
health care experience. The fellowship provides one hundred percent
of the approved round trip airfare to one destination. In most instances,
students pay room and board as well as any in-country travel expenses.
Students must spend at least eight weeks in the field (six weeks
for residents and interns). Students are advised to apply during
the academic year prior to travel. For additional information or
for an application form please visit their website.
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships aim to further international
understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.
These scholarships are for study in another country where there is another
Rotary Club. The scholarships include awards for trips three- to ten-months
long for intensive language study and cultural immersion, and funding
for study abroad at an academic institution for one or more years. Recipients
are expected to be ambassadors of goodwill through appearances before
Rotary Clubs and schools. The number and types of scholarships offered
vary from year to year and are determined by each Rotary district. For
more information visit http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/.
Applications due at least three months before
AWHS, a project of the AMWA (American Medical Women's Association) Foundation,
will provide assistance with transportation costs (airfare, train fare,
etc.) up to $1,500 connected with pursuing medical studies in an off-campus
setting benefiting the medically underserved. Applicants must be a national
AMWA student member and in the process of completing the second, third
or fourth year of an accredited US allopathic or osteopathic medical school,
or be a resident spending a minimum of six weeks and no more than one
year in a sponsored program serving the needs of an underserved community.
The program must be sponsored by a school or an outside agency. If there
is no sponsor, the school must take responsibility for the program and
give academic credit. Contact Marie Glanz for additional information and
an application: firstname.lastname@example.org,
phone (703) 838-0500.