Faculty Resources

Memoranda of Understanding

The School of Public Health through the Office of Global Public Health has a process in place for reviewing faculty proposals to establish Institutional International Memoranda of Understanding with institutions and agencies worldwide. Approval of MOUs will be based on their aligment with established guidelines and potential for contributing to the school's overall global public health mission and strategic direction. View the Memoranda of Understanding criterion document on the Heights (SPH faculty & staff only).

Global Public Health Faculty Appointments

The global public health appointments were developed to lend visible institutional support to faculty working in global public health. Designation as a Professor (Associate/Assistant/Clinical/Research Professor) of Global Public Health is reserved for faculty with a primary faculty appointment at the School of Public Health with substantial global health experience and is commensurate with the faculty member's appointment at the School of Public Health. Applications are due annually on June 1 and require a nomination from the applicant's departmental chair. View the application documents on The Heights (SPH faculty and staff only)


Faculty funding

pilot research projects in global public health

Annual solicitation of applications for faculty pilot research projects in global health are offered by the Office of Global Public Health. Priority for funding is typically, although not exclusively, given to proposals from junior faculty. Applications due annually in September and accepted on a rolling basis if funds remain. View the Faculty Pilot Research Projects in Global Health documentation on The Heights (SPH faculty and staff only)

leonard and marjorie tappe postdoctoral fellowship in global public health

Awards are intended to support postdoctoral fellows who will complete research in global public health, especially projects with a focus in low- and middle-income countries. Postdoctoral candidates require nomination and mentoring by a University of Michigan faculty member whose primary appointment is through UM-SPH. Up to two application nominations may be submitted from each UM-SPH department chair. Funding support is available for no more than two postdoctoral fellows each academic year. Applications due annually in April.   

Student Funding (information provided for faculty advisors of students). 

Early-Dissertation Travel Funding

Students enrolled in doctoral level programs at the School of Public Health and wish to conduct internationally-based pre-dissertation research, which does not support faculty research, are eligible to apply for a travel award. Applications due annually in March. View the pre-dissertation request for proposal on the Heights (SPH faculty and staff only).

Master's Level Internship Funding

The Office of Global Public Health competitively awards funding to master's level students to complete a minimum of an eight week research, applied service, management or policy internship internationally. Funding may be used by students that want to join a faculty research project oversees. Applications due annually in February. View the internship funding guidelines in the Heights (SPH faculty and staff only).