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Global Health Special Funding

The Program in Global Health Studies encourages all students to get involved with global health and international initiatives both in and outside the classroom. In hopes of facilitating student involvement with global health and internationally-minded programs, organizations, conferences, events, speakers, and initiatives, the Program in Global Health Studies offers some financial support.  

 Special Funding is defined as: 

  1. support for expenses related to study abroad, including but not limited to: airfare, visas, inoculations, in-country living expenses, and expenses not covered by Northwestern tuition scholarships. 
  2. support used to present at and/or attend global health-focused conferences and events. 
  3. support to host and/or build new global health-related projects and initiatives on campus. 

Funding is awarded on both an individual and student group basis, and while declared Global Health Studies majors and minors have priority, all undergraduate students are eligible to apply.  

How to apply:

To apply for funding from Global Health Studies, simply fill out the Special Funding Request Application. In the application, you will be asked for details on your intended use of the funding and a detailed budget. Please spend some time considering the budget, as it will be used to determine your amount of funding. If you have any questions, or need guidance filling out the application, please email Micki Burton. 

Learn more:

Students have used Special Funding to present at and attend the Clinton Global Initiatives University conference, the UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research conference, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference, the American Mock World Health Organization, and many others. We have provided financial support to an array of student groups, including GlobeMed, Community Health Corps, and NU UNICEF, to host events, attend conventions, and create new projects on campus. Interested in learning more about how other students have utilized Global Health Studies Special Funding? Check out these recaps on the Global Health Portal Blog! 

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