Office of Global Health

Grants & Fellowships


Breman Student International Travel Grant
The goal of this grant is to give medical and other health science students at KSOM an opportunity to deepen their appreciation of the health problems of developing countries.  A clinical, field, or laboratory research experience in a foreign country may encourage the student to consider a career in international health and public service.

  • Deadline: December 8 (3rd & 4th years) and March 16 (1st years)
  • $2,500 - $5,000
  • Program duration: Travel in a foreign country must be at least 8 weeks
  • Required research paper component
  • Contact: Alejandro Sanchez (

Breman International Student Travel Grant Application

Medical Summer Research Fellowship

  • Deadline: December 8 (3rd & 4th years) and March 16 (1st years)
  • $1,200 - $1,600
  • Program duration: unspecified
  • Requires 2 sponsors – 1 from KSOM and 1 from the internationl site
  • Receipt of this award precludes “International Clinical Scholars” eligibility
  • Contact: Sandy Mosteller (

Institute of Global Health
The Institute is committed to supporting meaningful hands-on experiences for USC student global health issues. The Institute currently has two granting mechanisms through which exemplify interest and promise in carrying out global health projects can secure funding.

The Global health Research Immersion Grants support hands-on research experiences in income countries or within international instituations engaged in global health research and program supports travel and field research for a minimum of one month, as international mentoring. All USC undergradute, graduate, and pre-doctoral students are eligible for the immersion program. Applications are due February 1 and awarded annually in March.

The Global Health Action Grants provide funds to support a variety of student-driven activites including, but not limited to: conference travel, on and off campus events, small projects, and student potential to raise awareness, impact policy, and build capacity. All USC students can apply within a grou. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Funding decisions are made within one month of submission.

Visit Global Health at USC

Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Typically the due date is around March of each year. See the website for specific details:


Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars/Fellows
This intensive, year-long clinical research training experience affords US health professional graduate students an opportunity to participate in mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research facilities in developing countries.

  • Deadline: December 5, 2008 – start early as application is intensive (ie recommendation letters)
  • Fellowship stipend ($25,000), roundtrip travel provided, insurance or insurance reimbursement ($4,000 for 12 months of coverage) provided, educational materials provided
  • Program duration: 1 year
  • No provision for loan forgiveness (information above cited from website)

O.C. Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health
This fellowship allows 3rd and 4th year medical students to learn about public health in an international setting.  In a developing nation, students work on a priority health problem with CDC staff and other national and international health agencies.

  • Deadline: TBA in January or February of each year – start early as application is intensive (ie recommendation letters)
  • Only 6 – 12 applicants receive $3,000 each
  • Fellowships available with no available funding
  • Program duration: 6 – 12 weeks (varies depending on particular fellowship)
  • Only 3rd and 4th years eligible (information above cited from website)

This scholarship is the “largest international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.”

  • Deadline:
    • At least 2 months before the campus or IIE deadline (for full research and study grants or grants in the creative and performing arts)
    • At least 6 weeks before the campus or IIE deadline (for teaching assistantships or travel grants)
    • If currently enrolled in USC, must apply through Fullbright Program Advisor (FPA) on the UPC campus
    • Scholarship highly variable
    • American citizenship required
    • see website for more information (information above cited from website)

    The Luce Scholars Program
    This scholarship offers American citizens with no previous experience in Asia or Asian Studies an opportunity to learn about Asian culture through emersion.  This program sets up the 45 scholarship recipients with an internship/experience related to each recipient’s area of professional focus.  The primary goal of this program is not to promote professional development but rather to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

    • Deadline: nominations must be submitted by December
      • Applications must be submitted via USC
      • See scholarship coordinator for more information
      • Program duration: late August – mid July of following year (~11months)
      • Written and oral report required at end of program
      • Requirements:
        • American citizenship
        • At  least a bachelor’s degree
        • No more than 29 years old on September 1 of the year they enter the program
        • Significant experience in Asia or Asian studies excludes students from this program
        • Language study prior to departure to Asia (subsidized by program)
        • All expenses covered (including medical and travel insurance) (information above cited from website)

        Additional Informational Links

        American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) -

        Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) -

        University of Southern California University of Southern California