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.


Agnew Summer Global Fellow

The Agnew Surgery Society has teamed up with the Center for Global Health and Penn Global Surgery Group to establish a position for Penn Med students interested in summer research in global surgery.  The student selected as the Summer Global Fellow will have access to additional funding through the Penn Center for Global Health to cover travel expenses in addition to the Agnew Summer Fellowship funding for work performed before and after travel. For more info, visit the Agnew Surgery Society website or contact Dr. Ari Brooks.

Penn Reviewed. Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: Early March




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 gave at the October 21, 2019 Year Out Research Programs Information Session..


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: Early to Mid-November, depending on program


Fulbright US Student Program

As the University of Pennsylvania’s official endorser of Fulbright U.S. Student Program applicants, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) works with juniors and seniors, graduate students, and alumni interested in applying for Fulbright Study/Research Grants and English Teaching Assistant Awards. For more info, visit the CURF Fulbright website.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: Late August 


Harvard Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Associate

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: Late August 


UCSF - Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship

The Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology at UCSF, Global Research Initiative offers the Morgan and Madison McClellan International Research Fellowship. The 10-month to 1-year opportunity is for third and fourth-year medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery and global health. The specialist research position is designed to build upon fundamental skills and hands-on research experience critical to implementing orthopaedic research projects globally. This endowed fellowship was started by a generous gift from Dr. Trigg McClellan of the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute in honor of his daughters, Morgan and Madison McClellan. A $37,000 stipend will be provided to the research fellow for living expenses including UCSF benefits. For more information and to apply, visit the Program Announcement.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: Early February