Gillings Global Practice Award
First-year residential MPH students who have secured a global practicum placement for Summer 2021 or 2nd-year residential MPH-RD students who have secured a global Advanced Placement. We expect to grant between 5-10 awards to students. Awards can be up to $2,000 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 2021
- Must be global (international) or local-global placement
- Use the award funding Summer 2021
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.
"Doing this work really inspired me to do more global health work in the future." - Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno
"Without funding, I would not have been able to be based in-country and gain invaluable field experience with the PATH M&E team." -Kirsten Miner
"Coming from a LMIC myself (Bangladesh), I wanted to broaden my professional experience in what it means to be working in a foreign environment." -Aninda Sen
"My global practicum meant experiencing field research firsthand and physically seeing the impact of public health programs." -Edith Amponsah