Global Health Funding

For a complete list of NIH-sponsored global health funding opportunities, visit the NIH Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences (click here).


Funding for Faculty

Explorations in Global Health Grants

Designed to foster the development of research projects and partnerships in global health, the IGHID awards grants to UNC faculty for international travel or to bring international colleagues to campus to establish or maintain research relationships (e.g. clarify joint research interests, plan and organize institutional linkages, jointly develop or write research proposals, etc.) or to undertake small research projects with international collaborators. Faculty may apply individually, together with a student, or with another faculty member from a different discipline. LEARN MORE

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Consortium provides a new opportunity in global health research training for selected junior faculty. This program offers 12 or more months of mentored clinical research training and is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center and other NIH institutes, centers and offices. This consortium brings together 25 primary research training sites in Africa, Asia and Latin America. LEARN MORE

NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program

The NC TraCS Translational Research Pilot Program was established to facilitate the transfer of research findings to clinical practice in order to improve the health of the people of North Carolina. It’s designed to encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research in its many forms. Cross-disciplinary basic science research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease, clinical research/trials, epidemiological studies, and/or community-based research are considered eligible for these awards. NC TraCS is especially interested in, and will extend priority to, proposals with a focus on one of three areas: transformative technologies; drugs, device and diagnostics development; and comparative effectiveness research. LEARN MORE

Global Partnership Fund

The Global Partnership Fund is designed to help sustain and develop partnerships between UNC and international institutions. Awards will be made to support faculty, staff and students engaging in collaborations with colleagues at international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated UNC strategic or emerging partners. Individuals collaborating with colleagues at any international institution are welcome to apply.  LEARN MORE

Funding for Students

Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship

The Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) is a national mentored research award program.  UNC offers ICRF research opportunities in Malawi, Zambia and China. LEARN MORE

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Consortium provides a new opportunity in global health research training for selected fellows and scholars. This program offers 12 months of mentored clinical research training. This consortium brings together 25 primary research training sites in Africa, Asia and South America. LEARN MORE

Burch Fellows Program

The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Lucius E. Burch III. Its purpose is to recognize undergraduate students at the University who possess extraordinary ability, promise, and imagination. It grants up to $6,000 to support self-designed off-campus experiences that will enable them to pursue a passionate interest in a way and to a degree not otherwise possible. Applications for Burch Fellowships are generally due in February for the following academic year. LEARN MORE>>

Rotary Center for International Studies Fellows (International students only)

The Rotary Center for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution operates in conjunction with UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives and Duke’s Center for International Development. Rotary Peace Fellows are looked to as leaders who will promote national and international cooperation, peace and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives in their careers and through service activities. The Rotary World Peace Fellowship supports a master’s degree including tuition & fees, a living stipend, a summer internship, conference & research funding, and travel to and from the home country.  Ten fellows are awarded the fellowship each year at Duke-UNC, with 5 assigned to Duke and 5 to UNC. LEARN MORE

Carolina Enrichment Experience Scholarship

Carolina students planning to study abroad or work as an unpaid intern for the first time are eligible to apply for a Carolina Enrichment Experience Scholarship. A preference is granted for exceptional non-traditional, Carolina Covenant, student parent, and transfer students as well as requests accompanied with a grant application from a nonprofit organization. For 2010, two $1500 CEES fellowships or one $1500 CEES fellowship and one $1500 CEES grant will be awarded. CEES applications are generally due in March. LEARN MORE



Laboratory Internship at UNC Project-Malawi

The UNC Project-Malawi offers a 13-month internship as a laboratory technician/research assistant who will work under the supervision of highly experienced UNC faculty supervisors. Interns will spend the first month on the UNC campus in appropriate lab settings learning lab safety, bio-ethics, microbiology and HIV diagnostic techniques. The remainder of the time will be spent in either the microbiology or HIV PCR lab, depending on staffing needs. Typically interns also spend several hours each week serving as a study coordinator for one of UNC Project’s smaller studies and assisting the quality assurance department. This is a unique opportunity to learn and practice laboratory and field research skills and gain international work experience. Travel expenses, housing arrangements, and small stipend provided. This opportunity is open to graduating seniors at UNC or associated universities who have an interest in laboratory science, medicine, or public health careers. Contact: Irving Hoffman

Additional global health internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students can be found on the Office of Global Health (public health),  Office of International Activities (medicine)  and UNC Global funding pages.