Each year, outstanding students at the Gillings School for Global Public Health receive awards and honors recognizing their excellence in teaching, research, service and professional development. These awards are supported by generous contributions from donors to the School and University who value the current and future contributions of our students.
The student self nominated award application deadline has now passed for academic year 2023-2024.
Funding awarded for talent, academic achievement or other criteria specified by a donor. Awards may be based on merit or financial need.
- Graduate School Awards
- SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship
- Graduate Student Fellowships and Funding
- Graduate Student Tuition Support
- OSA Career Services Fellowship Listings
- NCPHA Public Health Scholarships
- Rotary Peace Fellowship
- Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award
- DAAD Research Grant and Study Scholarship
- Dolores Z. Liebmann Fellowship
- Impact and Horizon Award
- Carolina Center for Public Service
- Carolina Population Center
- Global Health Internships and Funding
- Graduate Funding Information Center
Funding awarded for merit, research or other criteria specified by a donor or department.
Visit the links below for more information about research and funding opportunities.
Visit the links below to apply for current opportunities offered outside of the university.
- Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows in Public Health
- Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies
- Human Vaccines Project - Michaelson Prize
- AAUW American Fellowship
- Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
- P.E.O. Scholar Award
- CDC Public Health Fellowships
- ASPPH Fellowships
- Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
- Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships in Health Policy
- Environmental Fellows Program
- Epi Scholars Program
- HRTP Internship Program
- Paul Ambrose Scholars Program
- ETS Internship, Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Program
- Health Policy Research Scholars Program
- HRSA Scholarships
- ASN Predoctoral Fellowships
- Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarships
- National Institute of Justice Fellowship
- Pat Tillman Foundation
- DOE Graduate Student Research Program
- Strive: Scholarship and Fellowship Database
- Diversity Scholarships
- Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship
- AEHS Foundation Scholarships
- STEM Scholarships for Women
- Research!America Microgrants
- SOPHE Scholarships
- NHHF Scholarship
- Winston Health Policy Fellowship & Scholarship
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program
Students receive financial support through service and non-service scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, and other compensated positions. Students also may receive support through federal student loans.
October 1: Submit FAFSA forms to be considered for financial aid in the following academic year.
October–April: Review UNC’s financial aid calendar. Note all due dates for opportunities of interest.
December 14: Apply to the graduate program of your choice by Dec. 14 to be considered for funding by the UNC Graduate School.
December–April: Use our GPS to find out specific due dates for your program of interest.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Step 1: Complete the paperwork.
To qualify for most funding sources, all students (including online learners) must apply for financial aid through UNC’s Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (OSSA). Apply for financial aid regardless of need to ensure that you are eligible for as many opportunities as possible. All aid distributed through the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (even merit-related awards) requires the submission of a FAFSA form. The Federal School Code for UNC is 002974.
Step 2: Check with the academic coordinator who supports your program.
Coordinator contact information for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students is located on the Student Affairs page. Note that you may need to complete additional financial forms for department-sponsored scholarships and assistance.
Step 3: Departments submit funding award nominations.
Your home department will select a number of applicants (based on merit or a combination of merit and need) for funding from the UNC Graduate School and the Gillings School of Global Public Health.
September 25, 2023 Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.