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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 accepting applications for a one year (2024-2025) Global Health Scholars program.  

Application deadline: April 8 (extended to April 15)

Two Letters of Support deadline: April 15

Award Decision: May 1

Program Start date: July 1

Timeline: Application and materials must be submitted via email to  Two letters of support must be emailed to 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: ONE annual award stipend of $4,000.  A one year renewal may be possible pending funding, if scholar meets all program requirements.


Online application components required include:

1) Application form and project budget 

2) CV/Resume 

3) Purpose Statement

4) Project Description

5) Letters of recommendation from  (1) Your PI or project mentor (2) Your Residency Program Director emailed directly to

2024 Resident Global Health Scholars Program APPLICATION


Global Health Competencies Selected Global Health Scholars

This competitive, multi-disciplinary program provides funding ($4,000) 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.