Going Global & Funding

The UNC Office of International Activities offers two UNC/H Resident Physician Funding options. The first is the  biannual Resident Physician Global Health Travel Scholarship application. Eligibility: UNCH Residents at any level of training who are approved by their Program Director for a minimum two week global health rotation. Awards range from $500-2,000. Funding for retroactive rotations are not to be requested. Further, if an applicant has already received former OIA funding for a rotation experience, they are not eligible to receive additional funding for the same experience. However, applicants can be funded twice from the OIA for different global health proposals.
The second funding option is the Office of International Activities Global Health Scholars Program. This is a competitive two-year program for residents with two years of training remaining. See more details here.
Four weeks prior to the deadline, the OIA application links will be published here.

Funding Applications

Applications DueRecipients Notified
OIA Resident Physician Global Health Scholarship (biannual award cycles) Feb. 15 & Sept. 15 March 15 & Oct. 15
OIA Resident Physician Global Health Scholars Program March 1 April 1
Dr. Sanders Hope Residency Scholarship April 21

May 5

Would you like to preview a sample of the 2018 OIA Resident Global Health Travel Application? Click here.


Conference Fund Application

Accepted to present at a global health conference? The Office of International Acitivities may approve a reimbursement of up to $500 to help offset conference costs.

UNC Medical Student or Resident Physician Conference Travel Fund Application form (.doc)


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