Funding

The Center for Global Health has compiled a list of funding resources and opportunities to help MUSC faculty, residents, fellows, staff and students interested in global health further their research, education and training projects.

External Funding for Faculty includes a list of external organizations that fund global health research, education and clinical proejcts.

External Funding for Students and Trainees includes a list of external resources that offer funding to students, residents, post-doctorals, fellows and other clinical 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.

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.

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 Clinical Research Scholars Program

This program is a one-year clinical research training experience for graduate-level U.S. students in the health professions.

Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellows Program

This program offers a unique chance to experience clinical research training in a developing country.

Fulbright

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 International Medicine (INMED1)

Fellowships and internships offered by USAID to work internationally.

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.

Accordia Global Health Foundation

Accordia Global Health Foundation overcomes the burden of infectious diseases by building healthcare capacity and strengthening academic medical institutions in Africa.

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

The largest foundation in the Muslim World with extensive projects in health, education, rural development, and NGO-enhancement.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation currently makes grants in six core program areas: higher education and scholarship, scholarly communications, research in information technology, museums and art conservation, performing arts, conservation and the environment.

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.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.

CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do more, faster by forging effective partnerships between CDC and individuals, foundations and corporations to fight threats to health and safety.

CARE

One of largest NGOs involved in international development and relief.

Center for Scientific Review

The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private charitable foundation founded by Charles Stewart Mott of General Motors.

Clinton Foundation

The William J. Clinton Foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results — global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity and economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

Commonwealth Fund

The International Program in Health Care Policy and Practice promotes cross-national research, collaborations and exchanges. Activities include fellowships, meetings of researchers and policymakers, and an annual GH policy survey.

Community of Science

COS Funding Opportunities provides a searchable database of global funding opportunities.

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.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation aims to improve the quality of peoples' lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research, and the prevention of child maltreatment.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions around the world to advance human welfare, and all of our work flows from this fundamental commitment.

General Electric Foundation

The GE Foundation supports U.S. and international education, the environment, public policy, human rights, disaster relief and community success around the globe.

Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences

Various research and training grant opportunities are available.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to bringing innovations in health and learning to the global community.

Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

The mission of the Foundation for NIH is to foster public health through scientific discovery, translational research, and the dissemination of research results through specially-configured, high-impact public-private partnerships consistent with the priorities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The foundation supports smaller focused programs in clinical training and ancillary support programs.

Global Forum for Health Research

The Global Forum for Health Research provides evidence, tools and discussion forums for decision-makers in research funding and policy to improve the health of poor populations through research for health.

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Institute of International Education (IIE): Scholar Rescue Fund

The Scholar Rescue Fund is intended to support academics, scholars, and intellectuals from any country and any discipline in temporary visits to institutions in any safe country, in any part of the world.

Institute of Medicine

The nation turns to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies for science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health.

Interagency Youth Working Group

The Interagency Youth Working Group seeks to provide global technical leadership to advance the reproductive health and HIV/AIDS outcomes of young people ages 10-24 in developing countries.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

IDRC funds research activities that are designed to directly benefit developing countries and their citizens. Here you will find information about how to apply for funding and how to manage the funds you receive.

International Society for Infectious Diseases

The mission of the International Society for Infectious Diseases is to enhance research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly in low resource countries. The Society’s programs emphasize the transfer of information and appropriate technology through training and education of health care professionals. These programs include conferences, workshops, training grants, and fellowships.

Izumi Foundation

The primary goal of the Izumi Foundation is to support efforts that will reduce the burden of infectious diseases in developing and low-income countries.

Kaiser Family Foundation

A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., with a growing role in global health.

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.

MacArthur Foundation

Addresses both national and international health, development, and population issues, provides links to organizations supported by the Foundation and to philanthropic resources.

National Academy of Sciences

Various research awards are available.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

National Institute of Health

The mission of the Foundation for NIH is to foster public health through scientific discovery, translational research, and the dissemination of research results through specially-configured, high-impact public-private partnerships consistent with the priorities of the NIH.

PATH

PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health.

PAHO/WHO Fellowships

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

Pfizer

Pfizer Inc supports medical innovation in a wide range of disciplines through our Medical & Academic Partnerships (MAP) grants and awards. Pfizer Fellowships and Scholars Grants offer opportunities for academic researchers in basic, outcomes, and patient-oriented research. Pfizer Visiting Professorships continue to be a resource for in-depth, clinically focused exchange between medical schools and host organizations and outside scholar-scientists.

Philippe Foundation Grants

Grants are designed to facilitate the exchange of scientists and doctors between the United States and France for research related endeavors. The Foundation assists doctors and scientists who already have a salary or other source of support.

Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) is a prominent philanthropic organization and private foundation which attempts to harness the creative forces of globalization, supporting breakthrough solutions to 21st century challenges.

Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.

TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research and Advanced Training

The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend between six and twelve months at a research institution based in a developing country other than their own.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation focuses its investments and grantmaking focusing on three key elements: Education and Learning; Food, Health and Well-Being; and Family Economic Security.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world.

MUSC Center for Global Health
Request for Applications (RFA) for Faculty Pilot Project Grants
RFA Release Date:  Monday, April 10, 2017

Full Proposal (5 page limit) Deadline: May 16, 2017, 12:00 p.m. EST
Earliest anticipated award notification: June 14, 2017
Late Applications will not be reviewed. 

FOR FULL APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION DETAILS, REFER TO THIS PDF:  
MUSC Center for Global Health RFA for Faculty Pilot Project Grants (PDF)

The MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce that it will fund several pilot project grants for up to $20,000 for a 12-month period. Through this RFA, the CGH seeks to provide pilot funds to stimulate research in low and middle-income countries, with the larger goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to become the basis of a competitive extramural research grant application. The prime purpose of these awards is to strengthen the applicant’s ability to secure subsequent research funding.  Projects that have the best potential for future growth and external funding will be prioritized for funding. Applications that include matching funds will be given preference.

This funding mechanism is designed to support research in low and middle-income countries (a listing of eligible countries can be found at the World Bank website).  Applicants should describe plans for how the results generated will be applied to obtain future external funding, as this is one of the highest weighted evaluation criteria.

Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Studies assessing the prevalence of diseases, behaviors, or health conditions;
  • Pilot studies assessing the effectiveness of novel health intervention strategies;
  • Assessment of the acceptability, feasibility, and/or safety of health interventions;
  • Health services research targeted to low-income settings;
  • Formative research (including qualitative studies) to develop novel health intervention strategies;
  • Development of health technologies appropriate for low-income countries in which in-country assessment is part of the research plan;
  • Laboratory studies using samples from low-income settings;
  • Applications focusing exclusively on health interventions and services and capacity-building activities that are not evaluated for impact will be considered non-responsive to the RFA.
  • Applications focusing exclusively on travel, conference attendance, or organizing conferences and meetings will be considered non-responsive to the RFA.

 

Eligibility
Principal Investigator (PI) must have primary faculty appointment at MUSC. Those in “visiting” or “adjunct status” or those pending appointments are not eligible. Applicants at all levels are eligible, and early-career investigators are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must not have existing funding that can support the proposed research. Proposals may include collaborators from other institutions but the PI must be MUSC faculty.
 

MUSC Center For Global Health
Trainee Global Health Travel Grants

Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2017, 5:00p.m. EST
Earliest Anticipated Award Date:  March 1, 2017

The MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce opportunities for international travel grants in low and middle-income countries of up to $2,000 each to MUSC students and resident trainees for a 12-month period. Funds must be used within 12-months from the date of the award. The goal of the awards is to assist recipients in furthering global health research or training projects in low- or middle-income countries. Travel awards cannot be used to support conference attendance.

For a PDF version of the this grant announcement, please visit here: Trainee Global Health Travel Grant

Eligibility

  • Applicants must secure a letter of recommendation by a MUSC faculty advisor who will assume the role of mentor and assume all responsibility for assisting the applicant with preparation for travel, activities to be performed at the site, mentoring and safety of the applicant.  Faculty advisor must agree to work with his/her department business manager to ensure funds can be distributed from CGH to department to manage the recipient’s award.  
  • Applicants are encouraged to participate in a MUSC-affiliated research, service or educational project with well-defined goals and objectives.
  • Student applicants must be registered MUSC full-time students and be in good academic standing at the time of travel.
  • Applicants may not be eligible for the CGH grant if they receive funding for the same project from another MUSC internal source. Please contact CGH for questions.
  • Proposals must be for a future project. Funding will not be considered for a project that has occurred prior to the award notification date.
  • Priority will be given to those who have not previously received funding through the Global Health Trainee Grant.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Proposal Due Date: February 1, 2017 at 5:00p.m. EST

Access the South Carolina Translational Research (SCTR) Pilot Project website to submit your application at: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/sctr/programs/pilot_projects. The process includes combining the documents as a single PDF and uploading them to the system.

  1. Proposal.  Provide a two-page proposal (Arial font size 11, at least 0.5” margins) which includes the following information:  Use the following headings.
    a. Activity description
    b. Specific learning objectives of applicant (Applicants are encouraged to work with faculty advisor to clarify learning objectives for project).  Learning objectives should be built around the skills the applicant will acquire, not what the host partner will gain from the experience.
    c. Description of host institution/partner
    d. Background and experience that demonstrate applicant’s ability to carry out the project
    e. Timeline
  2. Personal essay.  Applicants must write a letter in first person, no more than one page single space, about what they personally want to get out of the experience, and how that fits into their career development. 
  3. Budget.  (Itemization of expenses such as housing, visa, airfare, food, immunizations).  Funds may be used for pre-travel immunizations, visa/passport fees, airfare, program fees, and room and board related to your global health experience.  Funds may not be used to support salary for trainees or post-doctoral fellows. Travel and accommodation (amounts, items, class of airfare, etc) must adhere to MUSC’s travel policies.
  4. Letter of support from faculty advisor.  Applicants must provide a letter of support from their MUSC faculty member advisor. The faculty advisor should discuss the applicant’s potential and preparedness to undertake the proposed project. The faculty advisor should explicitly describe the support he/she will provide the applicant and the responsibilities for the applicant to whom he/she is committing. Applications will not be reviewed until this letter is received.
  5. Letter of support from faculty advisor’s business manager to assume responsibility for funds and ensuring awardee has proper documentation for reimbursement of expenses. (Click here for business manager letter template.)
  6. Letter of invitation from host or partnering institution.  If the applicant will be working with an institution/organization outside of the University, a letter of support from that organization should be submitted with the application. The letter should explicitly describe the support the organization will provide for the proposed project and the person in the organization who is the main point of contact for the project. If there is no collaborating institution provide justification for how goals can be accomplished in lieu of in country collaborator.
  7. Current CV/Resume

EVALUATION
A review committee will evaluate the applications based upon the following criteria:

  • Overall significance of the project to global health.
  • Overall strength of applicant's individual learning objectives.
  • The preparedness of the applicant to undertake the project as proposed.
  • Commitment level of the faculty member to act as mentor.
  • Commitment of the partnering institution.

Award Requirements

  • Award is contingent upon each applicant’s satisfactory participation in MUSC’s required pre-departure preparation and evaluation process.  Failure to actively participate in and complete the pre-departure preparation process can result in revocation of the award.
  • Funds must be used within 12 months of award date.
  • Recipients are required to check-in with an email or skype call on a regular basis with their MUSC mentor with progress updates on the project and their learning objectives.
  •  Upon return, recipients of the award are expected to:
     --   Complete a required survey through the CGH within 30 days of returning from the funded trip.
     --   Work with the CGH to host and deliver a presentation on campus.
     --   Agree to reference the support of the CGH in any subsequent papers, publicity, etc.
     --   Submit a personal reflection statement and 5 hi-resolution photos no later than 1 month after returning to MUSC, and agree to allow the CGH the rights to use for publicity and educational purposes.  Please assure that human subjects in photos give permission for their image to be captured and disseminated.
     --  Agree to reference the support of the CGH in any subsequent papers, publicity, etc.

Before receiving the funding, awardee will be expected to participate in an MUSC CGH pre-departure preparation orientation and agree to the following:

  • Register emergency contact information and register travel with International SOS services.
  • Submit MUSC’s Travel Waiver and Safety Plan to the CGH.
  • Review U.S. State Department travel warnings and alerts as well as International SOS security briefs.
  • Human Subjects Research – projects engaged in human subjects research (interaction with a living person or obtaining private information from existing data, documents, records or diagnostic specimens) must have their projects approved by the MUSC IRB and documentation of approval before receiving funds.   

Please direct inquiries related to this funding announcement to:
Kathleen Ellis
Director of Operations
MUSC Center for Global Health
843.792.5602
ellisk@musc.edu

 

MUSC Center For Global Health
Global Health Travel Grants to Support Faculty Mentors Leading Student Groups Abroad

Proposal Deadline: February 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST                               
Earliest anticipated award notification: March 13, 2017
Late Applications will not be reviewed. 

The MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce opportunities for international travel grants in low and middle-income countries of up to $2,000 each to MUSC faculty leading groups of MUSC students abroad for education, research or service learning programs. Funds must be used within 12-months from the date of the award. The goal of the awards is to assist recipients in providing mentorship to students in furthering global health research or training projects in low- or middle-income countries. Travel awards cannot be used to support conference attendance.

For a PDF version of the this grant announcement, please visit here: Faculty Mentor Global Health Travel Grant 

Eligibility
Applicants must have primary faculty appointment at MUSC. Applicants at all levels are eligible.  Applicants must not have existing funding that can support the proposed program. Applicant agrees to assume responsibility for assisting the students involved with preparation for travel, activities to be performed at the site, mentoring and safety of the applicant. Prior awardees are eligible but preference will be given to those who have not received an award in the last 12 months.

1. Proposal.  Provide a two-page proposal (Arial font size 11, at least 0.5” margins), which includes the following information:  Use the following headings.
     a. A description of the program/project being proposed
     b. Outline and timeline of the activities to be undertaken (include a projection of the number and type of students who will participate in the trip).
     c. Rationale: Explain the rationale for proposing the program and how it will address furthering students professional development (Include clear explanation of the students’ learning                 objectives)
     d. Description of host institution/partner
     e. Background relevant to the proposed project and applicant’s experience with international programs.
     f. Describe how students will be prepared for the fieldwork experience
     g. Describe your mentorship plan
     h. Describe the plan for continuity/sustainability of the program, if applicable.

     i. Advancing global competency skills: Describe relevant cross-cultural learning opportunities students will engage in as part of this program.
2. Budget.  (Itemization of expenses such as housing, visa, airfare, food, immunizations).  Funds may be used for pre-travel immunizations, visa/passport fees, airfare, and room and board related to your global health experience.  Funds may not be used to support salary. Travel and accommodation (amounts, items, class of airfare, etc) must adhere to MUSC’s travel policies.
3. Letter of invitation from host or partnering institution.  If the applicant will be working with an institution/organization outside of the University, a letter of support from that organization should be submitted with the application. The letter should explicitly describe the support the organization will provide for the proposed project and the person in the organization who is the main point of contact for the project. If there is no collaborating institution provide justification for how goals can be accomplished in lieu of in country collaborator.
4. (Optional) Letter of support from MUSC student(s).  Applicants can provide a letter of support from an MUSC student. The student should discuss the applicant’s potential and preparedness to lead the proposed project, and describe ways in which the applicant has mentored past and current students.
5. Current CV/Resume

Submission Format
Please combine all required elements from 1– 5 into a single PDF document and submit via email to Kathleen Ellis at ellisk@musc.edu

Evaluation Criteria
Projects will be evaluated across a number of criteria, including the following:
· Does the project engage students in immersive service and/or research opportunities that allow them to learn and grow and also make tangible contributions to the communities with which they volunteer?
· Does the project hold the promise of sustainable partnerships with community-based organizations?
· Do faculty sponsors already possess experience and extensive networks at the proposed location?
· Does the proposal identify solid learning outcomes for students?
· Does the project engage interprofessional teams?
· Is there a sustainable connection and consistency between MUSC and the proposed site?
· How many students will be directly mentored by the applicant?

Award Requirements
· Funds must be used within 12 months of award date.
· The award will be made as a single funds transfer to the applicant’s department(s).  Funds will be transferred to the department’s business manager 2-3 weeks after award notification. Recipients should contact their business manager to access funds.
· Travel to countries with U.S. State Department Travel Warnings must be in compliance with MUSC’s international travel policy. The award of a travel grant does not replace any requirements pursuant to those travel policies.
· All travel and financial expenditures and reporting carried out under this grant must comply with MUSC’s finance and administration regulations and procedures (e.g., established MUSC per diem rates)
· Recipients of the award are expected to work with the CGH for the faculty mentor and group to host and deliver a presentation on campus no later than 3 months after returning to MUSC.
· Submit a personal reflection statement and 5 hi-resolution photos no later than 3 months after returning to MUSC, and agree to allow the CGH the rights to use for publicity and educational purposes.  Please assure that human subjects in photos give permission for their image to be captured and disseminated.
· Agree to reference the support of the CGH in any subsequent publicity.

Please direct inquiries related to this funding announcement to:
Kathleen Ellis
Director of Operations
MUSC Center for Global Health
843.792.5602
ellisk@musc.edu

Michael Sweat, PhD
Director
MUSC Center for Global Health
sweatm@musc.edu