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

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.

Office Program  Deadline
SPH Office of Global Public Health Internship Funding  February 13, 2018
SPH Office of Global Public Health Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards April 16, 2018
SPH Office of Global Public Health NGO Internship Funding February 13, 2018
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
Center for the Education of Women Menakka and Essel Bailey Fellowship (South or Southeast Asia)  February 1, 2018
Center for Human Growth and Development Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)  
International Center Wallenberg International Travel Summer Fellowship Mid February
International Institute (II) Individual Fellowships February 15, 2018
International Institute/ African Studies Center Funding for Research or Internship Support in Africa  February 15, 2018
International Institute/ Other Centers Various – view full list Various
Rackham Rackham International Research Awards February 15, 2018
U-M College of Literature, Science & the Arts Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia February 15, 2018
William Davidson Institute Global Impact Summer Internships – Student Initiated  March 1, 2018
William Davidson Institute Partnership Internships  February 12, 2018

See Also


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