Funding and Careers

  • For Masters Students: The Office of Global Public Health (OGPH) call for proposals for SPH masters students interested in completing their summer internship in a global context is open. Final applications are due February 13. For structured NGO internships that notify AFTER the February 13 deadline, see our NGO Internship Funding page. For questions, please contact 

  • For Doctoral Students: OGPH provides awards to SPH doctoral students seeking to conduct dissertation research relevant to the health needs of low and middle-income countries. The call for applications is usually in February or March. For questions, please contact

Office Program  Deadline
SPH Office of Global Public Health Internship Funding  February 13th
SPH Office of Global Public Health Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards April
SPH Office of Global Public Health NGO Internship Funding February 13th
SPH Office of Global Public Health Leonard and Marjorie Tappe Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award Pending availability of funds
SPH Office for Student Engagement and Practice Various – view full list Various
UM Center for the Education of Women+ Riecker Graduate Student Research Fund February 1, 2019
SPH Office of Global Public Health Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) November 16, 2019
UM International Center Various - view full list Various
UM International Institute Various - view full list February
UM International Institute Centers Various - view full list Various
UM Rackham Graduate School Various - view full list Various
UM William Davidson Institute Global Impact Summer Internships – Student Initiated March
UM William Davidson Institute Partnership Internships February
MLibrary Various - view full list Various


Click here for links to non-governmental organizations that do global health work. Many post jobs, internships, and fellowship opportunities on their websites.

Funding for Faculty

  • For Faculty Researchers/Practitioners: There are many grant opportunities from NIH, USAID and other funders, as well as news around the development world related to global health and development. Please use the faculty global health funding database, developed and maintained by the Office of Global Public Health, to learn about current opportunities for faculty funding. Also consider foundation funding to start a new project, or expand on a pilot project. If you would like to be added to the SPH global public health email list, please contact Paige Higginson-Rollins at
  • Other Resources: Other offices at U-M also offer student and faculty funding for international research, work, and study. Some deadlines are listed below. Please see each individual program for up-to-date information.