2024-2025 Academic Year

Application Deadline

2024-2025 Fellowship cycle

Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm


Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Applicants will be notified of final decisions by April 5, 2024.

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is proud to announce the Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine and Health Fellowship funding opportunity for the 2024–2025 academic year. The Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine and Health Fellowship program provides funding for those wishing to embark on international travel to conduct research and/or to study topics relating to global medical and/or population health needs.

The funds are intended to support learning, whether through experiential study, research, or clinical experience, that will enrich participants’ understanding of health challenges in communities or regions of the world about which they desire to learn more, as well as to promote the exchange of knowledge and skills that will potentially impact health and wellness throughout the world. The Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine and Health Fellowship aims to educate and train students, researchers, and clinicians about the importance of healthcare and population health in a global context, and to allow them to be better prepared to serve humanity’s needs.

Eligibility and Proposals


    Keck School graduate, professional, medical students and residents are encouraged to apply.  Note that completion of the USC pre-departure training program is required before travel supported by this program.

    Use of Funds and Budget

    Fellowship funds are limited to $6,000 per fellowship, and can be used for support of travel, housing, research costs, etc.  Funds cannot be used to provide salary support for the applicant.  Budgets of up to $8,500 will be considered on a case-by-case basis (e.g., for prolonged research or practice rotations lasting many weeks).  All travel for the project should be completed by June 30, 2025.  Priority will be given to proposals that aim to support experiences and/or work in low or middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank.

    Application Review and Selection

    The Fellowship Committee will read and review applications to determine awardees. Awards will be granted based on: strength of proposal; evaluation of the feasibility of proposed study and research; applicants’ academic and professional performance; evaluation of quality of proposed project and potential contribution to enriching the knowledge of both participating Fellows and addressing the health of vulnerable populations. Preference will be given to proposals that provide a thorough and detailed budget justification.


    Submit your application and proposal to the application portal.

    Reach out with questions

    Mehak Kaur, MPH

    Dhablania Fellowship Committee Coordinator