The Breman Global Health Immersion Fellowship is funded through a generous donation from the Breman family to deepen students’ engagement and approach to addressing health problems in low- and middle-income countries. The fellowship supports students interested in global health and public service careers by funding field, programmatic, clinical or laboratory research experience.
Applications for 2023 cycle are now closed. Check back in spring 2024 for information about the next cycle.
- Individual grants up to $5,000 to support work in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
- Funds can be used to cover participant fees, travel expenses, lodging, meals, research activities, and/or 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 and of its utility, the strength of faculty advisor’s reference and the proposal’s ability to support/add to existing research. Please see the application information on the website for details.
- Keck School of Medicine undergraduate, master’s, and professional students are eligible.
- Master of Public Health students and medical students will be given priority consideration.
- 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.
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.
Learn more about previously awarded fellows and their projects at the links below: