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The UNC Office of Global Health Education, in conjunction with UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education and UNC School of Medicine, is pleased to announce the UNC Global Health Scholars Program is welcoming new scholars. Residents/Fellows who complete all Global Health Scholars Program requirements will receive an OGHE/Office of GME certificate upon graduation from residency.

Update: Currently OGHE is not accepting applications for the 2024-2026 Global Health Scholars program.  Please contact with questions.

Application deadline: March 1

Two Letters of Support deadline: March 15

Award Decision: April 1

Program Start date: July

Timeline: Application must be submitted online and the applicant’s deadline is firm. Two letters of support must be submitted online. Applications are reviewed and decisions are announced via email. Selected scholars accept and agree to a program start date of July 1st  of the same application year.

Funding: Two annual award stipends of $4,000 if scholar meets all program requirements and pending regular budgetary and progress meetings upheld with mentors regarding proposed project.


Online application components required include:

1) Application form 

2) CV/Resume 

3) Purpose Statement

4) Project Description

5) Global Health Project Budget & Expenses

6) Enter details for two letter writers  (1) Your PI or project mentor (2) Your Residency Program Director

After reviewing the program requirements, please continue to read below to access the online 2021 Resident Global Health Scholars Program APPLICATION

Global Health Competencies Selected Global Health Scholars

This competitive,two-year, multi-disciplinary program provides funding ($8,000) to support the career and leadership development of UNC resident physicians with a strong interest in global health. Specifically, these funds will be used to support:

  • Resident-led research
  • Travel for an international elective
  • Resident travel expenses tied to attendance/presentation at a global health-related conference
  • Formal global health-related coursework, certification, or degree

UNC Global Health Scholars will be enrolled in a structured GHSP supported through a partnership of the OGHE, Office of GME, and the residents’ home clinical departments. The OGHE Global Health Scholars Program will leverage the extensive global health resources available at UNC Chapel Hill and elsewhere.

Residents may apply in any postgraduate year, but are strongly encouraged to apply in March/April of the PGY1 year to start at the beginning of the subsequent academic year. It is anticipated that completion of requirements will take at least two years. (*Exceptions to the two year stipulation may be considered on a case by case basis for advanced trainees e.g. – Those who have already completed residency and are in fellowship training or preventive medicine residency).