External Funding for Students and Trainees

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship will select four medical students to spend three months working as fellows at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon on clinical rotations. The program will also select and send up to two Public Health Fellows to serve at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon.

American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)

Established in 1984, the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) is a private, non-profit educational organization that works to facilitate research in North Africa and encourage the free exchange of information between American and North African scholars.In the United States, AIMS serves as the professional association of scholars interested in the region.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training.

American Women's Hospital Services Overseas Assistance Grant 

This program provides travel grants for medical students and residents working in clinics around the world. 

The Arnold P Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship

Medical students may apply for either the research fellowship or the service fellowship, which includes a $3000 stipend for a 10-week period.

Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

Provides round trip airfare and up to $1000 toward living expenses for medical students proposing electives in clinical tropical medicine with at least one month at a site endemic for tropical communicable diseases.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Foundation for Basic Research in Biomedicine Travel Allowances: to enable the recipients to visit laboratories further afield in order to study clearly defined techniques useful for their ongoing research and the work of their research group at home. Applications are continuous. Also offers PhD and MD scholarships.

Boren Fellowships

Provide up to $30,000 to US graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study or increase language proficiency.

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Funding Opportunities

There are multiple types of funding available for STD research abroad.

CDC Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health

Provides an opportunity for third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to gain public health experience in an international setting. Hubert fellows spend six to twelve weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem in conjunction with CDC staff.

Child Family Health International (CFHI)

Child Family Health International (CFHI) runs more than 20 global health education programs in seven countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda) placing students in clinics and public health facilities alongside local health professionals. CFHI's 4-16 week experiences immerse students in global health realities in Latin America, Africa, and India. CFHI is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. CFHI offers scholarships for global health education programs. 50% or more of CFHI program fees go to support underserved communities abroad.

Columbia University

The program is a postdoctoral research training program that provides intensive training in human sexuality research as applied to HIV prevention and HIV-related health interventions.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

CIES administers Fulbright grants. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program’s inception, approximately 279,500 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and to contribute to finding solutions to shared issues.

David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award

This award is ope to medical or dental school students in the U.S. 

Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences

The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) is part of the federal government of the United States and is the only arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose sole mission is to support global health.

Fogarty International Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars

This program supports individual students, postdocoral fellows and faculty members to undertake mentored global health research training opportunities in low- and middle- income countries.


Scholarships for international exchange opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Global Health Corps

The Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity and improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health.

Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP)

USAID offers fellowships and internships to work internationally.

Herbert W Nickens Medical Student Scholarships

Awards for outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and have demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States.

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained, and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.

Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students

The Medical Fellows Program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical students. The fellowships provide funds to support fellows and meet their research- and education-related expenses. Research may be conducted abroad if the fellow’s mentor is affiliated with a U.S. institution.

Infectious Diseases Society of America Medical Scholars Program

Scholarships for medical students with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. Scholarship activity must focus on pediatric or adult infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities. 

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Post Graduate Fellowship

The PGF Program is for individuals with graduate-level training and a strong quantitative background to conduct in-depth, methodological research on a variety of global health topics with the mentorship of faculty and senior researchers. Through research, training workshops and mentorship, the program is intended to enhance the analytical skills of future academics and professional leaders in the field of global health measurement and evaluation.

Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Program International Peace Scholarship Fund

The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.

Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

The trust provides the opportunity for leading scientists and scholars, post-doctoral researchers, and doctoral students from abroad to teach, study, and participate in research in Israel at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for fifteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year who must be nominated by your university.

PAHO/WHO Health Organization Internship Opportunities website

Fellowships provide opportunities for study in public health fields that are not customarily available in the fellow’s home country. They are intended to promote the international exchange of scientific knowledge and techniques related to health.

Researcher Exchange Programme (RXP)

Open to researchers from an institution outside of the UK that wants to develop a link with a research partner in the UK.

Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange Program

Provides travel funding for groups of professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries.

Yale/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholars in International Health

Yale/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholars in International Health will annually select up to 15 physician-in-training scholars from institutions outside of Yale during their residency and 5 career physician scholars for 4 to 8 week rotations in overseas sites. Rotations are largely directed at clinical experiences, service and teaching, as opposed to research.

US Schweitzer Fellows Programs

Community Service fellowships for graduate students in health-related professional fields who are dedicated to addressing unmet health needs in their local areas.