The USC Institute for Global Health student grants support meaningful hands-on research experiences for USC students and enhance the recruitment of diverse students into research and practice careers in global health.
Who is eligible:
- USC undergraduate, masters, and professional students
- Groups/multidisciplinary students: Students may work in teams of two or more on the same topic, but must propose individual research questions addressing separate issues of the broader topic
Who is NOT eligible:
- Ph.D. students applying for funding on projects related to their dissertations
- Students who will be completing their studies prior to travel/research
- Cover letter
- Project proposal & application
- Letters of recommendation from faculty advisor and in-field contact
- IRB approval
- 1 month minimum travel
- Regular blog entries
- Expense/budget reports
- Project presentation
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Applicants will be selected based on academic performance, proposal quality, evidence of sincere interest in the research proposed, strength of faculty advisor, and whether the proposal supports and adds to existing research.
Students must identify a faculty advisor willing to support their application and provide mentoring. Typically, the student will work at an international site where the faculty advisor has on-going research activities. Students will be selected to participate in hands-on research in low-income countries or with key institutions engaged in global health research and practice. Submitted budgets over the allotted amount will not be considered.
Preference for group funding will be given to multidisciplinary student groups.
Grant awards may range from $1,000 to $3,000.
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|Project Summary Report Due:
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