Funding Opportunities for Students

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General Requirements for Student Funding

  • Full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate, masters- or doctoral-level
  • Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Arizona at the time of application and when using the award.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of application and when using the award.
  • Only one (1) award per student per calendar year is allowed.
  • If funding is for a research project, project must be part of the student’s academic program and offer the student hands-on experience that is related to a public health issue.
  • Applicants must identify at least one (1) faculty advisor at MEZCOPH and one (1) advisor/preceptor at the performance site to support the application and serve as mentors for the project.

Student Travel Awards for Conference Participation

  • Limited funding for student travel to scientific and public health meetings is available
    • Priority is given to applications from students who 1) are presenting their work (e.g. posters, abstracts) at a meeting; 2) have completed a significant portion of core curriculum, and 3) have not received previous travel funding.
    • Students can apply for funding via the Dean's Annual Fund Application

Global Internship/Research Scholarships

  • Dean's Annual Fund 
    • One of the goals of the Dean's Annual Fund is to provide small seed grants to provide MEZCOPH students the opportunity to engage in high-quality global research and scholarship. 
  • Kent Campbell Internship Fund
    • Supporting MEZCOPH student internships in developing countries, preferably Africa. The objective of this fund is to provide eligible students with an opportunity for applied experience in global health, with the goal of contributing to the next generation global public health cadre. 
    • Recipient Requirements: 
      • Full-time MPH student enrolled in the MEZCOPH in good academic standing. 
      • Demonstrated a commitment to public health and global health.
      • Students can apply for funding via Scholarship Universe 
  • Global Health Institute Scholars Fund
    • Funding for Global Health Institute Scholars provides global research opportunities for students to develop their skills in key areas including service learning, cultural competence, and global awareness providing scholars opportunities to improve their ability to analyze and solve problems through different perspectives and settings.
  • Iman Hakim and Michael Mikhael Family Global Health Fund
    • The objective of this fund is to promote cultural diversity by supporting international students studying in the College, domestic students who wish to complete internships abroad, or faculty who wish to pursue global health research.
      • The amount available for student internship and/or grant award ranges between $500 and $2,500.
      • Students can apply for funding via the Dean's Annual Fund Application
  • Evan and Louise Kligman One Health Scholars Award 
    • The objective of this award is to support graduate students at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, or medical students, who are participating in One Health research engagement through the Global Health Institute Scholars Program. 
      • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to planetary health, public service, and leadership.
      • 3.0 Cumulative GPA is required.
      • The number and the amount of each award will be determined by the available payout from the endowment. The award recipient(s) is (are) eligible for renewal consideration if the recipient(s) continues to meet the eligibility criteria. 
      • Students can apply for funding as outlined in the Global Health Institute Scholars One Health Research opportunity. 

Arizona International Study Abroad Scholarships

The University of Arizona Study Abroad Office manages several scholarships designed to help eligible University of Arizona students afford the costs of studying abroad. The Study Abroad Office automatically determines eligibility for the scholarships upon starting a study abroad application and does not require an additional application. Visit the University of Arizona Study Abroad website for the complete list of scholarships. 

  • The UA Study Abroad Travel Grant
    • The University of Arizona Travel Grant is a competitive award offered by UA Study Abroad and distributed to applicants with high financial need. Grants are awarded at $1,000 for semester programs, $500 for summer and $250 for winter and spring break programs. 
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Currently enrolled degree-seeking University of Arizona student
      • Currently applying to a UA Study Abroad program that is faculty-led, exchange or attending an Arizona Abroad Location.
      • Have a FAFSA on file in the current academic year and have an Estimated Family Contribution of less than $8,000
      • Must not have received the travel grant previously
      • Must be willing to help promote Study Abroad at the University of Arizona or the greater community upon your return. After returning from your study abroad program, students are required to fulfill 5 hours of service by choosing an option below. 
        • Volunteering at the Study Abroad Fair in September (assisting with setup, managing booths, and takedown)
        • UA Study Abroad Marketeer (work under direction of study abroad to develop/deliver marketing materials or information)
  • Allison Feldman Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship
    • University of Arizona graduate and UA Study Abroad alumna Allison Feldman passed away at 31 years old, the result of murder. Her family and friends created an endowment in her name to memorialize her transformative study abroad experience in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 2004. Her father, Harley Feldman, encouraged Allison to study abroad, and says she returned to the U.S. more confident, excited about life, and a fluent Spanish speaker. He and Allison's mother, Elayne, along with close friends, hope to turn this tragedy into something positive by providing study abroad opportunities to deserving UA students. Award amount will be $500 eligible to be used towards Academic Year, Semester, Summer, Winter or Spring Break study abroad programs. 
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Currently enrolled degree-seeking University of Arizona sophomores, juniors, or seniors
      • Currently applying to a UA Study Abroad program that is faculty-led, exchange or attending an Arizona Abroad Location.
      • Minimum GPA of 2.5
      • Must participate in a study abroad program during which you will enroll in full-time equivalency during your term abroad
      • Have a FAFSA on file in the current academic year
  • Gilman Application Award
    • UA Study Abroad will award a $500 scholarship to all committed study abroad students who apply to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship regardless of Gilman award status.
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Currently enrolled degree-seeking University of Arizona student in good academic standing 
      • Currently applying or accepted to an eligible UA Study Abroad program (Faculty-led, Exchange or Arizona Abroad Location). Non-UA Study Abroad Programs are not eligible. 
      • Must have a FAFSA on file in the current academic year and be Pell Grant eligible at the time of application to UA Study Abroad program and Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.
      • Meet the eligibility requirements to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship or Gilman McCain Scholarship
      • Must fully complete and submit the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships application. 
      • Must commit to UA Study abroad program prior to the disbursement of funds.  
      • May only receive the Gilman Application Award once. 
      • Must be willing to help promote study abroad at the University of Arizona or the greater community upon your return. After returning from your study abroad program, students are required to fulfill 5 hours of service by: 
      • Volunteering at Study Abroad events such as the Study Abroad Fairs, Information Sessions, Gilman workshops or pre-departure meetings
      • Share about their international experience through our Study Abroad social media 

Tinker Field Research Grant 

Need funding for your summer fieldwork in Latin America? Graduate students in any department can apply for funding through the Tinker Field Research Grant. 

Tinker Foundation Research Grants provide graduate students with travel funds (international and in-country) to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin American or Caribbean countries as well as limited field research expenses. These awards allow students to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language and culture, to familiarize themselves with information sources relevant to their studies; to conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations, and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields.

They are awarded by the university institutes/centers for brief periods of research in Iberia or Latin America and should reflect primarily the Foundation's broad areas of interest. Awards are limited to graduate students conducting pre-dissertation research.

Eligibility

The Tinker Foundation supports travel expenses for master’s and pre-dissertation fieldwork in Latin America during summer 2022 (May through August). Applicants who plan to complete an M.A. or Ph.D. thesis will be given priority over students who plan to utilize an examination option to complete their degree. Tinker applicants must comply with UA Human Subjects requirements.

To apply for the Tinker Field Research Grant, you must:

  • Be a University of Arizona graduate student in good standing from any UA department or Center
  • Registered in spring semester prior to travel and the fall semester after your return
  • Proof of language proficiency appropriate to research required
  • Spend 2 weeks to 4 months* in field and explain how grant contributes to your professional development

*CLAS prefers candidates spend at least 4 weeks in the field.  Most students spend between 8-12 weeks during the UA Summer Term. 

Learn more and apply here


External Funding Opportunities 

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

The Chateaubriand Fellowship Program is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding PhD students from U.S. institutions who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 8/9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, with expert evaluation in France and in the United States.

The Fellowship is divided into two subprograms: STEM and HSS

STEM:

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022 at 12:00pm (noon) EST.
Eligibility: Must be currently working on your PhD, must be registered in an American university, all STEM and Health research topics are eligible. See all eligibility & guidelines here
Benefits: Monthly allowance (up to 1400 euros/month), round trip ticket to France, support for health insurance abroad.

STEM Application Form

HSS:

Application Deadline: January 13, 2022 at 12:00pm (noon) EST.
Eligibility: Must be currently working on your Ph.D., must be registered in an American university, all HSS research topics are eligible. See all eligibility & guidelines here
Benefits: Monthly stipend of 1500 euros, round trip ticket to France, health insurance for the duration of the fellowship.

HSS Application Form


CEESP - Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations

Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) is a program focused on research training of graduate public health students in the fields of cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention in international and U.S. minority settings. The Program has been funded by an R25 grant from the National Cancer Institute since 2006 and continues to build capacity and increase the number of public health professionals and researchers who can carry cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention and control research studies in global and U.S. underserved minority settings.

CEESP provides funding of up to $7,200 to travel and conduct summer research in U.S. minority and global settings.

MPH, PhD, DrPH and other graduate public health students from all U.S.-public health school programs are eligible to apply and compete for summer 2023. Practicum, summer internship, dissertation and other types of research can be conducted through CEESP.

Review Steps to Apply here.

Contact: Dr. Amr Soliman, MD, PhD asoliman@med.cuny.edu