First-year residential MPH students who have secured a global practicum placement for Summer 2020 or 2nd-year residential MPH-RD students who have secured a global Advanced Placement for Fall 2020. We expect to grant between 5-10 awards to students. Awards can be up to $4,000 each. Global experiences of at least 6 weeks’ duration preferred.

Global is defined as an international placement or placement in the U.S. with a global health focus (global NGO or immigrant, refugee or migrant population).


  • First-year residential UNC Gillings MPH student and second-year residential MPH-RD students
  • Secured a practicum placement for Summer 2020 (Fall 2020 for MPH-RD students doing their Advanced Experience)
  • Must be global (international) or local-global placement
  • Use the award funding Summer 2020 (Fall 2020 for MPH-RD students)

Preview of application long response questions:

  • Description of what you will be doing during your experience
  • How this experience will further enhance your career path in the global health field
  • Estimated budget and short budget justification*

Supporting documents needed for the application:

  • Current unofficial transcript
  • UNC Gillings Learning Agreement or Letter of Commitment from placement organization/study

*Please note, funding CANNOT be used towards tuition, nor towards rent or other housing expenses you will not be living in during the duration of your global experience.

Summer 2020 application closed.