Anderson Family Global Health Immersion Fellowship

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, through funding from the Anderson family, is offering grants to support meaningful hands-on research experiences for USC students and enhance the recruitment of diverse students into research and practice careers in global health.

General Information

  • Selected grants in the amount up to $3,000 each will be awarded to support students’ research in low- or middle-income countries outside the United States.
  • Applications are now open for 2022 and are due April 15, 2022.
  • Project proposals must involve at least four weeks of travel.


Who is eligible
  • USC undergraduate, masters, and professional students (Master of Public Health students completing their practicum requirements will be given special consideration)
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

Application Selection

Applicants will be selected based on academic performance, proposal quality, evidence of sincere interest in the research proposed, strength of faculty advisor and proposal’s ability to support/add to existing research. Please see the application overview and application template for details.

Apply now! Applications are due April 1, 2022.


The Institute on Inequalities in Global Health will meet with all grant recipients to review administrative requirements including the grant contract, disbursement of funds and necessary travel waivers and forms. In addition, students will be required to report on their project during and following travel through the following mechanisms. All grant project blogs and reports will be compiled and shared with the Anderson family in the form of an annual sponsorship report.

1. Blogging

Grant awardees must publish 3-4 academic blogs on the USC Global Health Travel Blog.

2. Grant Expense Report

Students who receive grant funds are responsible for submitting a proposed budget prior to travel and a final expense report 30 days after trip completion.

3. Newsletter

Upon completion of their project, grant recipients should send a few select photos as well as a 3-4 sentence synopsis of their project and experience (including their degree program) to to be featured in our newsletter and website.

4. Final Report

Grant recipients will be required to submit a final report outlining their research project, findings and a reflection on the grant program experience.

5. Grant Evaluation

Student will be required to submit an evaluation survey after their trip.

6. Research Presentation

The final part of your involvement in the grant program involves a presentation on your project.

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