The USC Institute for 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

  • Four grants in the amount of $3,000 each will be awarded to support students’ research in low- or middle-income countries outside the United States.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. They are due at least two months before your intended departure date.
  • Project proposals must involve at least four weeks of travel.

Eligibility

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.

Requirements

The Institute for 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. We recommend supplementing your posts with pictures and/or videos. While personal reflections and experiences are welcome, students should ensure that blog posts are professional and reflective of the research grant project. To get set up as a blog contributor, email global.health@usc.edu. [Note: If you are not an Anderson fellow and would still like to become a blog contributor, look into becoming a USC Global Health Ambassador.]

2. Grant Expense Report

Students who receive grant funds are responsible for submitting a grant expense report with itemized project expenses within 30 days of the completion of the project/trip. Templates for the expense report and necessary documentation (receipts, etc.) will be provided.

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 global.health@usc.edu 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. An outline for the final report requirements will be provided.

5. Grant Evaluation

Please fill out and submit the final grant evaluation survey to provide your feedback on your experience during the grant process. The survey will be provided.

6. Research Presentation

The final part of your involvement in the grant program involves a presentation on your project. The Institute for Global Health will host an annual student showcase where grant recipients will present on their research and experiences to fellow students, faculty and guests.

Application

Please download the application below and return it to global.health@usc.edu at least two months before your intended travel date. Because there are limited fellowship funds, it is recommended to submit your application as soon as possible. Questions may be directed to global.health@usc.edu.

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