Funding Frequently Asked Questions
The application will become available online one month before the application due date. If you want to prepare, please refer to the Sample Application and draft your responses in a document.
Please refer to the Sample Application and begin drafting your answers in a document. It would also be wise to determine your two separate letter writers and ask for their assistance.
Awards range from $500 to $2000.
Funding for retroactive electives are not considered. Further, if an applicant has already received former OGHE funding for an international medical student program, they are not eligible to receive additional funding for the same experience. However, applicants can be funded twice from the OGHE for different global health proposals during their medical school career. The amount of awards is determined by amount of funding available at the time the selection process occurs and based on the volume of strong applications.
Applications are reviewed by a review committee made up of UNC faculty and global health practitioners.
No, the letters of recommendation must be submitted by two separate individuals.
- These awards cover travel expenses related to conducting research, clinical rotations, and other in-country expenses such as airfare, supplies, vaccinations, site fee, housing, or mileage to and from research site to collect samples.
- Do not cover stipends/salaries, nor stipends/salaries to participants of research surveys or studies.
- Do not cover unapproved personal expenses related to travel, excursions, transportation, and lodging. These expenses are not to be submitted in the budget.
- Scholarship awards will be paid directly to student(s). The OGHE will not transfer awards to faculty mentor University accounts.
- OUR awards are available to students for travel, supplies and materials for students who are committing to a global health experience.
- We are not able to support the costs of home living expenses if you are enrolled in classes.
- By virtue of the account code being used for the payment, these payments will be reported to the recipients on a 1099 or W-2. This could mean these payments are taxable. In most cases, the IRS will consider these “non-qualified scholarship” payments which are taxable according to the IRS. Payment recipients should refer to IRS Publication 970, and the Form 1040 instructions. For further information on what amount is reportable and how to report it when filing their tax return, students should contact a tax professional.