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Dear First years,

Are you interested in working with UNC international partner sites and faculty conducting global health research next summer? Please see the enclosed application for details.

Don’t forget to attend the Office of International Activities luncheon “How to Organize a Global Health Elective” on October 31st at noon in Bondurant G010. We will discuss these opportunities, answer your questions, and more.


IGHID Global Research in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Nicaragua, China and Vietnam: Summer 2017

Open the application using this link.

For the past 10+ years, the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases has sponsored first-year UNC medical students to conduct summer research at the UNC Project in Lilongwe, Malawi or the University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia. We are now extending this program to include our research sites in Hanoi/Thai Nguyen, Vietnam; Leon, Nicaragua; Guangzhou, China and Johannesburg, South Africa. If chosen, UNC faculty will sponsor/mentor students to apply for scholarships and grants’, however students must procure their own funding.

Eligibility: First-year medical students who are available for eight weeks during the summer, 2017. We are looking for students with a demonstrated or strong career interest in (global) research. Student must procure their own funds. Total costs: $3,500-$5,000. Note: if your research proposal is favorably reviewed by the UNC Office of International Activities (OIA) they will provide substantial support. Nicaragua requires Spanish fluency; China requires at least 3 years of formal Mandarin training.

The application deadline is November 4, 2016.

Electronic applications must be sent to: Irving Hoffman ( and Martha Carlough (