Student Scholarships and Grants

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Public Health and Health Professions and provides resources for students from other schools interested in scholarship opportunities in the field of global health.

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Global Health Field Work Awards

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers funding for UB School of Public Health and Health Professions' students interested in interacting with programs implementing public health initiatives and services in resource-poor settings. Award recipients will either receive funding for international field work projects or Buffalo-based research. Both the international and domestic experiences will be carried out under the agreement and supervision of an SPHHP faculty member.

Applications for global health field work scholarships are accepted throughout the year.

Robert O'Shea Student Travel Award

The Robert O’Shea Student Travel Award supports students from the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health to travel and present their research findings. Written requests to cover travel funds for research meetings should be submitted to Dr. Jo Freudenheim, UB Distinguished Professor, and Chair of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, jfreuden@buffalo.edu. Students must apply for funds before submitting an abstract.​

Benjamin H Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

The travel fellowship provides travel expenses for medical students who arrange clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases. Applicant must be a full-time student in an accredited school of Medicine in the U.S. or Canada. Applications are due February 18.

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA)

CURCA connects students to faculty members who are willing to mentor undergraduate students in their research projects. The center offers $500 scholarship awards to students who exhibit a need for funding to perform meaningful research and or creative activities during their undergraduate enrollment at UB.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship

The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) supports the advancement of community health programs by offering the Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship for spring and fall programs for graduate public health students. Students must be currently enrolled in a Master of Public Health program, able to commit a minimum of nine weeks in an internship and demonstrate commitment to international health and community-based development.