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Student Global Health Interprofessional Grants
"To be an educated, prepared health care provider means being aware of inequality and cultural context. It means meeting people where they are, as they are, and empowering them to improve their health. It means working in partnership with health providers, patients, and communities. Working in Botswana emphasized all of these aspects of medical education to me, and I hope to expand on this experience in the future." - Rhiya Dave, School of Medicine, Public Health, Rwanda 2017 project
Student applications for the 2018 summer interprofessional global health grant program will open on November 3, 2017.
Global health interprofessional grant projects are designed to include at least two participating students representing at least two different UMB schools. Projects have included:
- Research and data collection via surveys and/or observational studies
- Program planning and evaluation
- Collaborative training workshops
Grant Application Process
Applicants must be current and continuning UMB students. Students may choose to apply for more than one faculty-led project but will only be selected to participate in one project. Whether a student receives academic credit for the experience will be determined by the student’s individual school and the faculty member leading the project. Students should have any credit requirements determined and documented before beginning the project.
Please thoroughly read the application instructions and criteria that will be used by the review committee.
Student grants may vary by project. Grants in the past have covered round-trip coach airfare from the Baltimore/D.C. area to the host country. Additional expenses such as accommodations, visa fees, in-country transportation, meals, and incidentals may be the responsibility of the student. Fees for airline cancellation or schedule changes made for discretionary reasons after the ticket is purchased also are the responsibility of the student.
Submit all required forms by the deadlines given by the center (you will receive forms with your award letter)
Participate in pre-departure center orientations and faculty-scheduled sessions. Complete assignments as given by your faculty leaders.
Register with UMB's travel assistance program, International SOS, and other registries before they leave the U.S.
Visit a travel clinic to receive all required vaccinations, medical reviews, and travel medications (if needed).
After the project experience, under direction of the responsible faculty member, students will:
- Submit a reflection essay or photojournalistic project such as PhotoVoice.
- Write a paper related to the project outcomes (peer review quality) as assigned by their faculty leader.
- Prepare and deliver at least one on-campus group presentation with your project team.
Timeline and Deadlines for 2018 Summer Program
- November 3, 2017: Student grant opportunities announced
- December 3, 2017: Student applications due
- January 15, 2018: Student grantees announced
- February-May 2018: All students and faculty are expected to attend two orientation and training sessions. Each faculty leader will hold pre-departure meetings on the UMB campus to prepare students for their project.
- May-August 2018: Projects take place in their designated countries