Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Research & Fellowship Opportunities for
Penn Med Students

Global Health Research Opportunities



Short Term Research Opportunities - Global Health

The Center for Global Health at Penn

The Center for Global Health provides a list of funding opportunities for short term global health research experiences.

Short Term Research Opportunities

Some of the Short Term Research Opportunities can be used for a global health research experience (e.g. Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowship, etc). Please read the information for each opportunity carefully.




Year Out Research Opportunities - Global Health

The Center for Global Health at Penn

The Center for Global Health provides a list of funding opportunities for year out global health research experiences. The Center also has student reports, which Penn medical students can take a look at to learn more about specific opportunities — contact Andie Yost. In addition, check out the Global Health Programs presentation that Andie Yost and Megan Doherty gave at the October 26, 2017 Year Out Research Programs Information Session..


Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowships

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's (DDCF) International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries. ICRF is administered through six U.S. medical schools (Duke, Harvard, UCSF, U of Minnesota, UNC, Yale) with established programs in global health research. Each school is responsible for overseeing the selection of applicants and providing the mentored research experience. For more information and to apply, visit the DDCRF ICRF website.

Externally Reviewed
Application deadline: January 9, 2018


Fogarty International - Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars

The Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as defined by the World Bank, to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers. See Support Center websites for application deadlines, eligibility, program areas and additional information. For more information and to apply, visit the Fogarty International website.

Externally Reviewed
Application deadline: November 1 , 2017 (may vary by program)


Harvard Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship

The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School is dedicated to addressing the burden of surgical disease across the globe through a combination of surgical training, research, and advocacy efforts that focus on the needs of low- and middle-income countries.Global Surgery Visiting Graduate Students will be appointed for a period of one year. The Graduate Student will work with surgical residents, fellows and faculty conducting global surgery research, advocacy, and capacity-building projects. There is currently no funding guaranteed for successful applicants. For more information, visit: Global Surgery Fellowship website.

Externally Reviewed
Application deadline: October 15, 2017