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GHI Funding Opportunities

GHI Funding for Faculty and Student Research and Travel

Led by Director Dr. Thomas Csordas, and Co-Directors, Dr. Steffanie Strathdee and Dr. Joshua Graff Zivin, the GHI serves as a campus-wide center of gravity for global health activities. This includes facilitating and catalyzing UC San Diego global health projects, courses, research, and training programs for the local global health community, enabling and supporting interdisciplinary conversations and collaborations among faculty, students, and fellows. The GHI's thematic priority areas of interest are Global Infectious Diseases, Global Health Technologies, Global Mental Health, and Global Migrant/Refugee Health.

Global Health Interns Program

The Global Health Interns program is designed to advance faculty research through the engagement of student researchers with shared interests. Students enrolled at all levels of study at UCSD have participated in this program. Faculty members can have multiple teams and/or multiple students within a team. Preference will be given to proposals relevant to GHI's thematic priority areas: Global Mental Health, Global Health Technologies, Global Infectious Diseases and Global Migrant/Refugee Health. Funding up to $5,000/team.

Eligible Applicants: UCSD Faculty/Student (Undergrad, Graduate, Medical)

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate contribution to study of global health
  • Tangible skills/knowledge to be gained by intern
  • UCSD IRB in place (if applicable)

Student Field Experience Travel Awards

The GHI has supported degree-seeking UC San Diego students who plan to participate in a global health related field experience or research program. The GHI travel fund helps to increase opportunities for students to study, undertake internships, and conduct research projects. This field experience opportunity increases exposure to other cultures and understanding and productively intervening in processes of health, illness, and healing across the globe. Awardees present their research poster/report at a global health conference such as the Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium and Field Experience Expo, Undergraduate Research Conference, Drinks and Dissertations: a graduate research symposium, or other similar forum. Preference is given to proposals relevant to one of GHI's thematic priority areas: Global Mental Health, Global Health Technologies, Global Infectious Diseases and Global Migrant/Refugee Health. Funding up to $2,000/person assists current students with field experience or research expenses. Available as stipends for summer travel, and reimbursement for travel during the academic year.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, EAP, & Professional Students

Requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled during the coverage of the funds, with minimum 3.2 GPA and/or Good Academic Standing.

Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Research/Travel Grants

The GHI has supported faculty and postdoctoral fellows to conduct research on topics advancing the mission of the GHI, and the strategic aims of the university. These include small scale projects intended to produce scholarly publications or for pilot projects that will lead to extramural funding. We encourage collaborative projects bridging schools and divisions within the university. Projects may be sited abroad or domestically but should focus on low income or low resource regions or populations. Preference will be given to proposals relevant to GHI's thematic priority areas: Global Mental Health, Global Health Technologies, Global Infectious Diseases and Global Migrant/Refugee Health. Funding can support travel (e.g. international conferences) up to $1,500 or projects with budgets between $5,000 and $10,000.

Eligible Applicants: UCSD Faculty and Postdoctoral fellows

Requirements:

  • Focus on low income/low resource regions/populations