Interprofessional Global Grant Program

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Due to COVID-19, the Center for Global Engagement will not be offering global grant learning abroad programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. In the meantime, sign up for our global newsletter to stay informed on our upcoming virtual programs and events.

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 Grantees Pre-Departure 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

Due to COVID-19, there are no 2021-2022 Global Grant Programs.