Public Health Leadership Program Student Information

Welcome to the PHLP! We’re proud to have you with us.

Participants in the recent PHLP Program Review (L-R): Front row, Brian Antono, Zinaida Mahmutefendic, Marie Lina Excellent, Kaitlin McCormick, and Rabiga Khozhamkul; Back row, Manish Kumar, Dr. Kathy Kennedy, Dr. Warren Newton, Hanfu Shi, Dr. Steven Schroeder, Ruth Barlow, Shayna Hill, Dr. Phyllis Meadows, Vishal Rao, James Mayo and Ben Harris.


Program handbooks and resources Program handbooks are intended to guide students throughout their coursework and graduate studies within the Department. Please reference these guidebooks throughout your time here. The year for each handbook correlates with the year that you began the program.

Student Services Resources
Below are some important resources for student success:

Funding sources and related tips

Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible (after you complete your taxes)

o The correct website is at

o You will then be in the UNC Financial Aid system for consideration for applicable scholarships based on the determined unmet need

Review the information posted by the UNC Graduate School for applicable funding opportunities


Subscribe to the UNC Graduate School Funding LISTSERV


Apply for financial support for travel or conference registration related to presentations at professional conferences


Develop your personalized search and related alerts using the various funding databases and noted contacts, some are provided below

o Graduate Funding Information Center (GFIC)
The UNC Graduate Funding Information Center is a resource for those seeking information on funding sources for independent research, collaborative projects, fellowships, program development, and other scholarly activities. You can email the GFIC for hands-on, individual help.

o Research at Carolina: Internal Funding Opportunities database
The Carolina Internal Funding Database provides information on internal sources of funds available from UNC-Chapel Hill.

o COS Funding Opportunities database
The COS database is an up-to-date database of announcements for grants, fellowships, awards and more from around the world, comprising more than 25,000 records worth over $33 billion. You can use it to find external awards. You will need to be logged in from UNC-Chapel Hill.

o Graduate Students Funding Sources from the UNC Global Education Center
Search the UNC Global Education Center website for funding resources for international study and research.

Review resources on the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health website (NOTE: The availability of teaching assistantships and research assistantships are very limited in the Public Health Leadership Program and are not known until August.)

The fastest way to resolve any issues with Campus Solutions is to file a Help ticket at; for policy or process questions, contact the functional office directly:

SPH Laptop Policy
We want you to be aware that the School requires all SPH students to own a laptop that meets campus minimum requirements.

Campus tours – go to

On Campus sessions – Leadership Certificate Students and Master of Public Health Distance Students
The on-campus gatherings–the Leadership MPH’s Symposium and Orientation (August) and Seminar (March or May); the 3-day Leadership Certificate Workshop, and the week-long Occupational Health Nursing I course–give students opportunities to interact with faculty, staff and fellow students in person. The pages here are designed to answer questions you may have about your visit to Chapel Hill.