The Institute is committed to supporting meaningful hands-on experiences for USC students interested in global health issues. The Institute currently has two granting mechanisms through which students who exemplify interest and promise in carrying out global health projects can secure funding:
The Global Health Research Immersion Grants
support hands-on research experiences in low- or middle-income countries or within international institutions engaged in global health research and practice. The program supports travel and field research for a minimum of one month, as well as intense faculty mentoring. All USC undergraduate, graduate, and pre-doctoral students are eligible for the research immersion program. Fall/Winter applications are due October 15 and awarded in November. Spring/Summer applications are due February 15 and awarded in March.
The Global Health Action Grants
provide funds to support a variety of student-driven activities including, but not limited to: conference travel, on and off campus events, small projects, and student campaigns with the potential to raise awareness, impact policy, and build capacity. All USC students can apply individually or within a group. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Funding decisions are made within one month of submission.