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Global Health Funding

Engaging in global health is not easy for medical students for two important reasons: time and cost. While there is little that can be done about the lack of time, UT Health San Antonio and the CMHE have made great efforts to reduce the individual burden of paying for global health experiences. We are fortunate that pur medical students engaged in global health currently have access to two funding sources on campus: the Dean's Travel Scholarship and the Student Education Enhancement Fund.

The Dean’s Travel Scholarship is made available by the Office of Student Affairs within Undergraduate Medical Education. This scholarship is available to eligible student (MSI-MSIV) enrolled in an elective course that emphasizes and prepares students for working in an overseas environment. For a list of electives that are offered by the CMHE and are approved by the Office of Student Affairs, please visit our Global Health Electives.

The Student Education Enhancement Fund (SEEF) is made available by the School of Medicine Alumni Association. Launched in 2009, the SEEF supports student-related educational causes, including tutoring services, summer research projects, community-service learning, global health, new equipment and enhacements to the School of Medicine. For more information about this source of funding and the application process, please contact Jason Rosenfeld or Bonnie Lewis at the CMHE.

There are also various state and federal funding opportunities and fellowships for global health. Visit our External International Elective Resources page for potential resources.

Child Family Health International Scholarships for Global Health Field Experiences  - DEADLINE OCTOBER 15, 2017 
Opportunity for Global Health students participating in one of CFHI's global immersion programs, especially Non-Texas residents.  CFHI's programs are open to undergraduate, graduates, and post-graduate trainees.

Eligibility:  Anyone participating in one of CFHI's 4+ week Global Health Immersion Program occurring January 2018, onwards, are eligible to apply for a scholarship. 
1st Deadline:  October 15th, 2017 for any 4+week program occurring January 1st, 2018 onward.
Scholarship Award:  $1000 (€440-€900) 
How to apply: Applicants will be asked to upload the following:
1. Scholarship essay
2. Letter of recommendation (professional or academic)
3. Personal CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Selection Criteria: Our selection committee takes many factors into consideration when choosing scholarship candidates. Scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and a genuine interest in global health. Preference may be given to:

  • Applicants of ethnicities underrepresented in CFHI programs
  • Applicants who demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad
  • Applicants who are already enrolled in a CFHI program upon submitting their scholarship application