CGE Interprofessional Global Grant Program

Student Interprofessional Global Grants

Collage of 2017 student grantees of Center for Global Education Initiatives

The student application process for the 2020 summer interprofessional global health grant program closed with the application deadline of Nov. 15, 2019. The Center for Global Engagement will be announcing the student grantee winners on Dec. 18, 2019.

The hallmark program of the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) is our Interprofessional Global Grant program. Here's how it works: UMB faculty from any school on campus apply for CGE grant funds to create a project for an interprofessional group of students. These projects range from research to capacity building to training. They usually are two- to four-week projects in an established research site overseas mostly in the summer but some take place in early January.

Here's how to apply:

  1. Look at past projects to get an idea of our innovative global projects. Read about past projects
  2. Look at upcoming projects.
  3. Check the application deadline for the project you are interested in.
  4. Apply here!

Interprofessional Global Grant Application Process‌

Applicants must be current and continuing 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.

Interprofessional Global Grant Financial/Funding Details

The amount of student grants varies by project. Usually grants cover 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 will be the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise specified in the project description. Fees for airline cancellation or schedule changes made for discretionary reasons after the ticket is purchased also are the responsibility of the student.

If you are selected - Participant Requirements

  • Complete the CGE Student Checklist that tells you about all required forms and their deadlines (you will receive forms with your award letter).
  • Register with UMB's travel assistance program, International SOS, and other registries before leaving the United States.
  • Participate in pre-departure center orientations and faculty-scheduled sessions. Complete assignments as given by your faculty leaders.
  • Visit a travel clinic to receive all required vaccinations, medical reviews, and travel medications (if needed).

After the project experience, under the 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.


How our global health interprofessional grants work




Step 1: Faculty applications are submitted and reviewed.

Step 2: Faculty grantees and their projects are announced.

Step 3: Students submit their applications, which are reviewed by a committee.

Step 4: Students are interviewed, matched, and invited to join a project. Travel awards include airfare to their project country.

Step 5: Students attend orientation and pre-departure sessions as required by faculty project leaders.



Step 6: Students seek additional funding to support their non-airfare project expenses.

Step 7: Students attend travel clinic for consultation, immunizations, and travel medication.

Step 8: Students and faculty travel to their project site to work and engage with international collaborators and their communities.

Step 9: All grantees return to the United States and submit reports, photo journals, and any other assigned work.

Step 10: Students bring the world back to Baltimore by participating in a community or campus program or event.


Grant timelines and deadlines

Timeline and deadlines for 2019-2020 Grant Program

Winter/Spring break projects

  • Sep. 9, 2019: Student winter grant project(s) applications due
  • Sep. 27, 2019: Student grantees for winter project(s) announced
  • October-December 2019: Students attend pre-departure preparation classes and orientation session. 
  • December 2019-March 2020: Students participate in winter/spring break project(s)

Summer projects

  • October 15, 2019: Student summer grant opportunities announced
  • November 15, 2019: Student summer applications due
  • December 18, 2019: Student grantees for summer announced
  • February-May 2020: All students and faculty are expected to complete online orientation and attend one in-person orientation and training sessions. Each faculty leader will hold pre-departure meetings on the UMB campus to prepare students for their project.
  • May-August 2020: Students participate in summer projects in their designated countries