Breman Global Health Fellowship

The Breman Global Health Fellowship is funded by a generous donation from the Breman family to deepen students’ appreciation of how best to address health problems in developing countries. The fellowship supports students interested in global health and public service careers by funding field, clinical or laboratory research experience in a foreign country.

Applications for 2022 are now available. Apply now! Applications are due April 15, 2022.

General Information

  • Individual grants up to $5,000 for travel to developing countries in 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.
  • Project proposals must involve at least four weeks of travel (six weeks preferred).
  • Applicants will be selected based on proposal quality, academic performance, evidence of sincere interest in the research proposed, the strength of faculty advisor and the proposal’s ability to support/add to existing research. Please see the application information on the website for details.


  • USC 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 coordinator.

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.

Apply now! Applications are due April 1, 2022.


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