Feinberg's Global Health Initiative Funding Application

Before You Apply
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Welcome to the online application for Feinberg's Global Health Initiative.

The application will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete once the materials described below are prepared.  It is recommended that applicants prepare their answers and save them as a word document before beginning the application.  You will not be able to save your application once your begin.  Answers to the questions below should be no longer than 200 words. 

These funds are available to Feinberg students and residents who wish to pursue global health rotations in primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, and/or Ob/Gyn in a resource-limited setting.

The faculty at Northwestern Medicine Primary and Specialty Care (formerly CLSMA) actively support the Global Health Initiative Fund.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted a minimum of 60 days before the date of travel but earlier is better.  Applicants will be notified of a decision within two weeks of receipt.  It may take an additional four to six weeks for Payroll to issue payment.

I. Items to prepare in advance:
  • Please prepare an itemized budget with your application.  Students may use general estimates for airfare, housing, immunizations, visa fees, etc... General estimates are acceptable. Click here to review Budget Resource Guide
  • A copy of your resume or CV
II. Application and Award Requirements:
  1. GHI funds are made available chiefly for primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, Ob/Gyn rotations, and student research projects in resource-limited settings.  The GHI is committed to offering students opportunities to work with under-served patient populations.  All interested Feinberg medical students and McGaw residents are encouraged to apply.
  2. If you are applying for funds for a rotation at an unaffiliated clinic/hospital, it must be approved by the Center for Global Health first.
  3. If an award is made trainees need to complete a post-program/rotation evaluation and reflection paper within 30 days of returning from the funded trip.  
  4. Students must be registered as a full-time student at the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) and be in good standing at the time the student wishes to travel. McGaw residents and fellows are also eligible.
  5. The funds may be used for pre-travel immunizations, visa/passport fees, insurance, airfare, program fees, and room and board related to your global health rotation or research project.  No receipts need be submitted upon returning to Chicago.
III. Funding Restrictions: 
  1. Students may not receive funding from more than one source at Northwestern University or Feinberg School of Medicine, including but not limited to the Feinberg International Health Fellowship, the Feinberg Travel Grant, the Graduate School (MPH Program) or the Office of International Program Development.
  2. Travel funds may not be deferred and must be used for the intended purpose within the same academic year.
  3. Payments to medical students are made through Payroll and the awards are considered taxable income.  Payments to McGaw residents will be as reimbrusements made after travel is complete.  Please contact the Center for Global Health for more details (see email below).
Please contact Natalie Sheneman at the Center for Global Health with questions regarding this application.
natalie.sheneman@northwestern.edu or 312-503-8804.