The Breman Global Health Fellowship at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health is funded by a generous donation to deepen Keck School of Medicine students’ appreciation of health problems in developing countries. This grant fellowship supports students interested in international health and public service careers by funding clinical, field or laboratory research experience in a foreign country.

The application period will reopen in Spring of 2020.

General Information

  • Individual grants up to $5,000 for travel to developing regions of Haiti, Africa, Asia and Latin America (and others).
  • Funds will cover participant fees, travel expenses, lodging, meals, research activities, personal and liability insurance.
  • All arrangements are the responsibility of the grant recipient and must adhere to the approved application proposal.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. They are due at least two months before your intended departure date. For summer semester travel, our recommended deadline is March 1.
  • Project proposals must involve at least four weeks of travel (six weeks preferred).
  • 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 application information below for details.


  • Keck School of Medicine undergraduate, masters, and professional students
  • Master of Public Health students and medical students will be given special consideration

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


The Institute 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 as detailed below. All grant project blogs and reports will be compiled and shared with the donor in the form of an annual sponsorship report. In addition, the Institute will share your blog posts and the photos you include through various print and digital communications.

1. Blogging

Fellows must publish 3-4 academic blogs on the USC Global Health Travel Blog with guidance from their faculty advisor, in-country contact and the Institute’s communications manager.

2. Grant Expense Report

With itemized project expenses, due within 30 days of project/trip completion. Templates for the expense report and necessary documentation (receipts, etc.) will be provided.

4. Final Report

Outlining research project, findings and reflection on the fellowship experience. An outline for the final report requirements will be provided.

5. Fellowship Evaluation

Survey to gather your feedback on your experience during the fellowship process. The survey will be provided.

6. Research Presentation

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health may invite fellows to present on their research and experiences to fellow students, faculty and guests.

Application will reopen in Spring of 2020.

Questions may be directed to


Learn more about previously awarded fellows and their projects at the links below: