Long Term External Funding

In terms of general funding, students should look into resources at least a year in advance for long term funding. Deadlines can vary from fall to mid-winter or spring, depending on the funding source.

In term of funding for global health work:

  • In terms of funding for global health work, UCSF students should avoid choosing field assignments in countries with with a State Department travel warning or an iJet security rating of 5 (click on "UC Trip Planner") since these placements require special permission from the UCSF administration. (See a global health advisor if you have questions about this.)
  • In addition to the programs and fellowships listed below, there are several other Training Programs and Fellowships for UCSF personnel in support of global health.

More details, including program requirements are listed below

                                     Eligibility  
Opportunities SOM SON SOP SOD Grad Location Purpose
National Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) X         International (& classes at U.S. medical school site) Clinical research, disease-oriented basic research; ANIMAL MODELS PROHIBITED
The UC Global Health Institute (GloCal) Health Fellowship X X X X X International 11-month mentored research fellowship to study diseases and conditions in developing countries
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program X     X   U.S. Biomedical, translational and clinical, lab-based research
CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship X         International CDC-mentored experience working for public health in a developing country
Fullbright U.S. Student Grant X X X X X International Largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities to undertake individually designed study/research projects or teaching at international sites
Fullbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health X       X International Promotes the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings for medical or graduate students.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Year-long Medical Research Fellows Program X     X   UCSF, U.S., International Lab-based, basic and translational science yearlong research
Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation (HHM-SIRF) Fellowship           UCSF, U.S. To fund one medical student conducting preclinical research in interventional radiology
Sarnoff Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research X         U.S. (non-UCSF) Cardiovascular research that is basic or clinical and translational
RAMP Scholar Grant X         UCSF, U.S., International HIV vaccine research for 9 - 12 months, with career mentoring and access to HIV vaccine research expertise
Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer         X International To deploy physicians and nurses to medical and nursing schools to Africa as health educators and mentors to build health care capacity
Zuckerman Fellowship for a Master's Degree X     X   U.S. To provide an additional Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of public Health, or Harvard Kennedy School.
Big Ideas Grant X X X X X U.S., International Providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students with projects focused on making social change
The Dell Medical School Value-Based Care Delivery Research Award  X           Promotes applied healthcare delivery science research by giving extraordinary medical students an opportunity to investigate topics relevant to designing, implementing, and disseminating value-based care delivery models. 
Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in Global Health Leadership           US. International Provides trainees with a set of practical skills that will prepare you for leadership positions in government, non-government, and academic health institutions in developing countries.

 

X         UCSF

Study patient functional outcomes after treatment in three areas: Human papilloma virus related oropharynx cancer (throat cancer), Head and neck microvascular free flap reconstruction surgery, and Salivary dysfunction.

National Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF)

Purpose: Funds all forms of clinical/translational research (e.g. clinical research, disease-oriented basic research) - ANIMAL MODELS PROHIBITED
Eligibility: SOM (MD/PhD students also eligible). ICRF is administered through six US medical schools (3-6 slots each for medical students from any US medical school including UCSF) with established programs in global health research. Each school is responsible for overseeing the selection of applicants and providing the mentored research experience. (For the UCSF program, see this entry. If you are seriously interested in participating in the ICRF program, it is strongly encouraged that you apply to more than one ICRF school. You are not penalized for applications to more than one school. See FAQ on the website listed below.)
Amount: $29,000/yr., research allowance, travel allowance/relocation and health benefits if needed
Requirements: Each program is different, please see the website information, which is specific for each national site
Length: 12 months with 8 – 9 months abroad
Apply: See the application form at the link below
Contact: http://www.ddcf.org/what-we-fund/medical-research/goals-and-strategies/encourage-and-develop-clinical-research-careers/international-clinical-research-fellowship/

The UC Global Health Institute (GloCal) Health Fellowship

Purpose: This career development fellowship is sponsored by the NIH Fogarty International Center, as well as a consortium at the UCGHI, comprised of 4 UC campuses and 27 affiliated international sites in 16 countries. The purpose is to support a consecutive 11-month mentored research fellowship for existing and aspiring investigators to study diseases and conditions in developing countries.
Eligibility: Applicants include doctoral students and professional students (MD, DDS, PharmD, etc.) from one of the University of California campuses. Post-doctoral fellows from certain participating international sites and some categories of junior faculty may be eligible and should check the website for details on this part of the program.
Award: Stipends up to $20,000, as well as health insurance, travel costs to the international field site, and tuition support for 2 – 3 online courses.
Requirements:

  • All trainees attend a five-day NIH training in Washington, DC.
  • Trainees are matched with top-tier faculty from one of the four participating UCs and an international site
  • Please see the website for other requirements

Length: Yearlong (10 – 11 months in country)
Apply: http://glocalfellows.org/
Contact: Please see the following link for full details and additional contact information. http://glocalfellows.org/

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

Purpose: Biomedical, translational and clinical, lab-based research at the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD
Eligibility: SOM, SOD; usually have completed initial clinical rotations, but fourth years must defer graduation
Award: $34,050 for 2015-2016, relocation expense provided
Requirements:

  • Participation in the curriculum including lectures, training in clinical protocol development, clinical rounds on the research patient population, assigned advisor as well as research mentor
  • Participants are required to live in the housing provided.
  • See the website for additional requirements

Length: 1 year
Apply: http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/mrsp/application.html
Contact: mrsp@nih.gov or see Website: http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/mrsp/index.html

Center for Disease Control-Hubert Global Health Fellowship

Purpose: This fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students with public health experience in a developing country. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6- to 12-week field assignment where fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through hands-on experience while working on a public health project.
Eligibility: SOM – 3rd or 4th year
Award: $4,000 stipend toward travel and living expenses while on the field assignment & travel expenses to the Fellowship Short Course in Atlanta. Fellows are responsible for any additional costs.
Requirements:

  • The Fellowship is divided into 3 phases: while at your school (assignments, on-line courses, Short course), in the field (mentored fieldwork, mid-project report), and after return to your school (final report and evaluation)
  • Applicants may indicate a preference for up to five field assignments and are assigned to one site. UCSF students should avoid choosing field assignments in countries with State Department Warnings, since these placements require special permission from the UCSF administration. (See a global health advisor if you have questions about this. Find the link for the State Department website on this page.)
  • The field assignment takes place between September and June of the Fellowship year

Length: 1 year (with 6 – 12 weeks in the field)
Apply: http://www.cdc.gov/hubertfellowship/index.html
Contact: HubertFellowship@CDCFoundation.org

Fulbright US Student Grant

Purpose: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake individually designed study/research projects or teaching in international sites. Fulbright awardees live, work, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
Eligibility: B.A. degree or equivalent; see website for additional details
Award: The award includes transportation to the host country, funding for room, board and incidental costs, as well as health insurance
Requirements:

  • Program requirements may vary by country. See the website for details
  • Proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study
  • UCSF students should avoid choosing countries with State Department Warnings, since these placements require special permission from the UCSF administration. (See a global health advisor if you have questions about this. Find the link for the State Department website on this page.)

Length: 1 academic year
Apply: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/getting-started
Contact: Dr. Chris Stewart, Fulbright Program Adviser at UCSF for additional questions and advising; please see the web link for information

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health

Purpose: This Fellowship promotes the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings for medical or graduate students. Degree requirements, research focus and affiliation vary by country.
Eligibility: SOM or graduate students
Award: the award includes transportation to the host country, funding for room, board and incidental costs, as well as health insurance
Requirements:

  • Degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country. See the website for details
  • Eligible countries include sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
  • Proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study
  • UCSF students should avoid choosing countries with State Department Warnings, since these placements require special permission from the UCSF administration. (See a global health advisor if you have questions about this. Find the link for the State Department website on this page.)

Length: 9 required months at the international site
Apply: http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/fulbright-fellowships.aspx
Contact: Dr. Chris Stewart, Fulbright Program Adviser at UCSF for additional questions and advising

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Year-long Medical Research Fellows Program

Purpose: Lab-based, basic and translational science yearlong research
Eligibility: SOM SOD (Not PhD or MD/PhD students)
Award: $32,000/yr.; plus other allowances depending on the site
Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a strong record of research accomplishment and commitment
  • There are 3 types of experiences: 1) at the Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, 2) at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute (K-RITH) a state-of-the-art research institute in Durban, South Africa, or 3) at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the US or abroad, provided the student-selected mentor is affiliated with a US fellowship institution. UCSF is a fellowship institution and the list of UCSF mentors is available online
  • Requirements vary by type of research experience; please see the detailed website information

Length: 1 year
Apply: www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medfellows.html. CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) supports up to 2 fellowships each year. Click here for information in the field of epilepsy research.

Location: UCSF. However, students can work with investigators at other medical schools (ex: experiences 1&2 above).

Contact: medfellows@hhmi.org

Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation (HHMI-SIRF) Fellowship

Purpose: To fund one medical student conducting preclinical research in interventional radiology in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program.
Eligibility: SOM
Award: $30,000 / year stipend plus research ($5,500) and Fellow’s ($5,500) allowances
Requirements: Similar to the HHMI academic or nonprofit research institution experience as described above. See website for details.
Length: 1 year
Apply: SIR's website
Contact: For more information, visit SIR's website

Sarnoff Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research

Purpose: The Sarnoff Fellowship Program is a prestigious year-long research fellowship for students from accredited U.S. medical schools. The program is similar to the Howard Hughes Fellowship but has a broad focus on basic and translational research in cardiovascular disease. Fellows undertake a year of funded research and have the option to extend for a second year. This is one of the most sought-after research fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and comes with the opportunity to apply for a larger fellowship grant at later post-residency stages of training. 
Eligibility: SOM (students enrolled in MD/PhD program are not eligible); applications encouraged from 2nd and 3rd year students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds or those without extensive prior research experience; 4th years must defer graduation.
Award: $32,000 annual stipend with allowances up to $8,000 for travel support.

Requirements:

  • Presentation of research at the Sarnoff Foundation’s Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Biomedical research facility other than home institution

Length: 1 year- Most Fellows are encouraged to spend their research year at an institution other than their home institution. This allows Fellows to go to best laboratory in the country for their chosen focus. However, exemptions may be granted in certain cases.
Application: http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Info
Contact: dboyd@SarnoffFoundation.org

Also, students are encouraged to contact faculty who are Sarnoff alumni for guidance and mentorship on how to apply. UCSF Researchers Priscilla Hsue (Medicine) and Michelle Albert (Medicine) are both currently serving on the Sarnoff Scientific Committee. In addition, below is a partial list of UCSF students, residents, fellows, and faculty who are Sarnoff alumni:

  • Rima Arnaout (UCSF Medicine Clinical Instructor, Researcher at the UCSF CVRI)
  • Alan Baik (UCSF Medicine Resident)
  • Trevor Burt (UCSF Pediatrics, Researcher at the UCSF-Broad Center of Regneration Medicine)
  • Saptarsi Haldar (UCSF Medicine,  Researcher at the UCSF-Gladstone Institutes)
  • Rebecca Johnson Kameny (UCSF Pediatrics)
  • Ashwin Murthy (UCSF Medicine Resident)
  • Arun Padmanabhan (UCSF Cardiology Fellow)
  • Jose Sanchez (UCSF Cardiology Fellow)
  • Pierre Theodore (UCSF Surgery)
  • Erron Titus (UCSF Medical Student)
  • Catherine Wong (UCSF Cardiology Fellow) 

RAMP Scholar Grant

Purpose: HIV vaccine research for 9 - 12 months, with career mentoring and access to HIV vaccine research expertise
Eligibility: SOM students who self-identify as African-American and/or Latino
Award: Maximum of $60,000, including salary, materials, and travel

Requirements:

  • Students conduct a project under the mentorship of an investigator at a HVTN clinical research site
  • Research at a HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US with up to 16 weeks at an international HIV Vaccine Trials Unit
  • Attend 2 scientific conferences including the HVTN Conference

Length: 9 – 12 months
Apply: http://www.hvtn.org/en/science/scholar-awards.html
Contact: For more information, contact Jenna Udren at judren@gmail.com

Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer

Purpose: To deploy physician and nurses to medical and nursing schools to Africa as health educators and mentors to build health care capacity. This is a partnership between Seed Global Health, the US Peace Corps, and the US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief.
Eligibility: Board certified doctors and nurses
Award: Monthly living stipend, housing, transportation to and from the country of service, medical care, readjustment allowance, malpractice insurance, and loan/debt repayment of up to $30,000.

Requirements:

  • Volunteers will primarily function as supervising academic educators/trainers/providers within institutional settings.
  • Applicants must be board certified in specialties required by the needs of the host medical and nursing schools (see the website for details)
  • Applicants must possess personal characteristics link excellent organization, communication and writing skills; cultural senstivity
  • See the website for additional requirement information

Length: 1 year
Apply: http://seedglobalhealth.org/about/
Contact: Website: http://seedglobalhealth.org

Zuckerman Fellowship for a Master’s Degree

Purpose: To provide an additional Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of public Health, or Harvard Kennedy School.
Eligibility: SOM, SOD (individuals who have, or are pursuing, an MBA, JD, MD, or DMD/DDS degree)
Award: Living stipend of $16,500 plus one year of tuition and health insurance fees
Requirements:

  • Candidates must separately apply to the Harvard school listed above according to the deadlines established at that school
  • While enrolled for the degree program at Harvard, Fellows also participate in a yearlong co-curricular leadership program

Length: 1 year
Apply: Applications must be submitted to the Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships (see the website for details)
Contact: For more information, please see the following link: http://cpl.hks.harvard.edu/zuckerman-fellowship

Big Ideas Grant

Purpose: An annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students with projects focused on making social change. The Big Ideas contest is designed as a yearlong mentoring process to enable students to plan, launch, fund, and manage their projects.
Eligibility: At least one member of each team  must be enrolled at an eligible campus (including UCSF)
Award: Depends on project budget, but typically $5,000.
Requirements:

  • Projects must be student initiated and student led.
  • See eligibility and additional requirements listed on the web site

Length: Typically project development takes one year and then funding is granted for the project (which usually runs at least one year).
Apply: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/about/
Contact: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/about/

The Dell Medical School Value-based Care Research Fellowship Award

Purpose: The Dell Medical School Value-Based Care Delivery Research Award promotes applied healthcare delivery science research by giving extraordinary medical students an opportunity to investigate topics relevant to designing, implementing, and disseminating value-based care delivery models. The awardee will have the opportunity to work directly with several leaders in healthcare delivery innovation.

Eligibility: The applicant must be accepted to or enrolled in medical school at the time of application. Prior experience with carrying out research projects through publication, core research-related competencies (i.e., strong critical thinking skills, strong written/verbal communication, making presentations, SAS/SPSS data analysis experience), and having a demonstrated interested in value-based care is a plus.
Award: The recipient of this award will receive a $28,000 stipend to cover living expenses for the year, as well as additional allowance to cover relocation expenses and travel for select national presentations/conferences.
Requirements:

·   Work with DMS Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care faculty.

·   Shadow Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care faculty in clinical activities.  

·   Help to prepare research-related presentations and publications.

·   Support Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care strategic initiatives. 

​Length: Yearlong 

Apply: Send a letter of interest and CV to Lorrayne Ward (Director of Strategy and Operations in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care for Dell Medical School
Contact:  Lorrayne Ward. Lorrayne.ward@austin.utexas.edu

 

Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

Purpose: to provide trainees with a set of practical skills that will prepare you for leadership positions in government, non-government, and academic health institutions in developing countries.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible to apply all applicants MUST meet the following criteria:
Be a citizen or permanent resident
of US, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, Cameroon, or Tanzania
-And-
Meet ONE of the following education
requirements:

  • Medical applicants
  • need to have a M.D. or MBChB with Masters degree in related field.
  • Nursing applicants
  • need to have a Masters degree in Nursing, Public Health or a related field (doctoral level preferred).
  • Other Public
  • Health professionals must have a doctoral degree in Public Health or a related field (PhD, DrPH, Pharm.D)

Award: Stipends up to $20,000, as well as health insurance, travel costs to the international field site, and tuition support for 2 – 3 online courses.
Requirements:

Length: 12-month fellowship (starting June 2017) in one of our African partner countries (Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Cameroon).

Apply: www.afyaboraconsortium.org

Deadline: Applications are due December 1, 2016.

The Prendergast / UCSF Clinical Research Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery 

Purpose: The mission of this fellowship is to study patient functional outcomes after treatment in three areas: Human papilloma virus related oropharynx cancer (throat cancer), Head and neck microvascular free flap reconstruction surgery, and Salivary dysfunction (oncologic and non-oncologic).

Eligibility: Medical Students

Requirements: Ideally, we are looking for a medical student candidate with some database (Excel and/or Redcap) experience, some clinical research experience, an interest in cancer and head and neck surgery, and willingness to spend 1 year with us conducting multiple projects

Award: Monthly salary (approximately $35,000-40,000 per year)

Length: Year-long donor-funded clinical research fellowship 

Contact: Clinic Phone: 415-885-7528, Clinic FAX: 415-885-7711, Pager: 415-443-5176, Work/Secure email: william.ryan@ucsf.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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