Global Health Resource Center (GHRC)

Department of Global Health Fellowships

The Department of Global Health Fellowships provide financial assistance to graduate students, professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington to help support fieldwork experience in global health. The Department of Global Health Fellowships are managed by the Global Health Resource Center.

 

OVERVIEW

The purpose of the Warren George Povey Endowed Fund for Global Health Students is to provide financial assistance to students at the University of Washington to help support their travel or other academic goals in global health. The funds have been generously provided by the family of Dr. George Povey and other donors to honor his contributions to global health. George was an uncompromising and tireless clinician, teacher, and activist, promoting social justice, gender equality and maternal health in resource-poor settings.

The award will be based on evidence of commitment by the applicant to these values that characterized the lifetime of Dr. Povey. First preference will be given to students who are full-time graduate or undergraduate students working toward a degree in the Department of Global Health, and who are studying or engaged in maternal, reproductive and child health in low income settings.  

Typically the Department has allocated this award to students who propose a global health related fieldwork experience in an international, resource-limited setting relevant to the student/trainee's career goals. The Fellowship provides up to $4,000 (USD) that can be used for travel costs (including room and board), travel health preparation, travel insurance, supplies for a particular global health project, or other expenses associated with the recipient’s academic work, including tuition. Funds can be used for a project or experience taking place anytime from summer quarter 2017 up to, and including, spring quarter 2018.

Applicants will be selected based on the following considerations:

  1. Evidence of applicant's commitment to the values exemplified by George Povey (social justice, gender equality and promoting maternal health in resource-poor settings), both in their previous experiences and in their proposal
  2. The strength of the project or experience proposal, and it's relevance to George Povey's social justice values as described above.
  3. The applicant’s record of academic excellence
  4. Evidence of promise and commitment to a career in global health

Fellowship-specific Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 4-6 weeks participation in a global health related program or fieldwork experience in an international, resource-limited setting relevant to the student/trainee's career goals.
  • Full time graduate or undergraduate student studying in the Department of Global Health, including MPH, PhD, DGH-Graduate Certificate programs, Global Health Minor students and students in the School of Medicine's Global Health Pathway.

Supporting documentation must include:

  • Signed Statement of Commitment from your host organization supervisor or host institution involved in the project or educational experience
  • Letter of Commitment from your University of Washington faculty mentor involoved in the project or educational experience
  • Copy of your current resume/CV
  • Recent “unofficial” copy of your University of Washington transcript.  
  • Detailed proposal outlining the project or educational experience

PREVIOUS WARREN GEORGE POVEY ENDOWED FUND FOR GLOBAL HEALTH STUDENTS FELLOWS

2017 GEORGE POVEY FELLOWS:

Joyce Maria Nimocks, Social Work, Ghana

2016 GEORGE POVEY FELLOWS:

Cynthia Simekha, Anthropology, Kenya

2015 GEORGE POVEY FELLOWS:

Angilee Dodge, Social Work, Philippines
Jessica Northridge, Global Health, Columbia
 

2014 GO HEALTH FELLOWS:

Jessica Dyer, Public Health/Global Health, Timor Leste

Overview

The purpose of the GO Health Fellowship is to provide financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student, or medical resident at the University of Washington so that they may gain valuable international fieldwork experience in global health.  The funds have been generously provided by donors committed to the education of global health professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

The Fellowship of up to $4,000 (USD) can be used to support travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.   The GO Health Fellowship cannot be used to cover tuition costs, school supplies, conference attendance or other non-project related expenses.  Funds can be used for experiences taking place anytime from summer quarter 2017 up to, and including spring quarter 2018.

Applicants will be selected based on the following considerations:

  1. The strength of the project or experience proposal
  2. The applicant’s record of academic excellence
  3. Evidence of promise and commitment to a career in global health
  4. Demonstrated financial need

Fellowship-specific Eligibility Criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (details in application process instructions)
  • Participation in a global health-related program or fieldwork experience in an international, resource limited setting relevant to the student’s/trainee’s career goals
  • Minimum duration of six weeks abroad
  • The project or experience must be at a UW-affiliated international entity (eg. NGO, university, Ministry of Health or other research institution, etc.)

Supporting documentation must include:

  • Signed Statement of Commitment from your host organization supervisor
  • Letter of Commitment from your University of Washington faculty mentor
  • Copy of your current resume/CV
  • Recent “unofficial” copy of your University of Washington transcript.  

Previous Global Opportunities Health (GO Health) Fellows

2017 GO Health Fellows:

Yilin Chen, Global Health, Kenya
Rubee Dev, Nursing, Kenya
Peder Digre, Global Health/ Evans School, Kenya
Chantal Donahue, Global Health, Code d'Ivoire
Shiza Farid, Global Health, Kenya
Erica Grant, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Rwanda
Maahum Haider, Global Health, Kenya
Tim Kelly, Medicine, Vietnam
Mary Kirk, Global Health, Namibia
Andrew George Lim, Medicine, Switzerland
Yuting Lin, Nursing, China
Ryann Milne-Price, Medicine/Global Health, Nepal
David Roach,Medicine, Peru
Yiyu Tian, Feminist Studies, China
Jennifer Velloza, Epidemiology, Kenya

2016 GO Health Fellows:

Michela Blain, Internal Medicine, Kenya
Xiaochen Dai, Global Health/Biostatistics, Kenya
Jade Fairbanks, Public Health, Kenya
Ilya Golovaty, Internal Medicine, South Africa
Guy Jensen, Global Health, Switzerland
Caroline Johnson, Global Health, Peru
Alia Kroos, Global Health/Forestry & Environment, Thailand
Sheena Lahren, Evans School, Ghana
Minhui Liu, Nursing, China
August Longino, Medicine, Peru
Jillian Pintye, Nursing, Kenya
Marina Plesons, Global Health, Switzerland
Erin Stoy,Nursing, Kenya
Alisha Wang, Medicine, Kenya

2015 GO Health Fellows:

Alero Agberen, Global Health, India
Jason Beste, Global Health, Mozambique
Luke Carson, Medicine & Global Health, Kenya
Chieh Cheng, Nursing, Taiwan
Laura Ellington, Medicine, Peru
Jill Falman, Public Policy and Governance, South Africa
Leah Isquith, Anthropology & Public Health/Global Health, Peru
Biraj Karmacharya, Public Health & Global Health, Nepal
Caitlin O'Brien-Carelli, Global Health, Kenya
Grant Quiller, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Costa Rica
Maria Rodriguez, Global Health, Columbia
Maria Tulloch-Palomino, Medicine, Peru
Claire Willey, Social Work, Nepal
Hayes Wong, Medicine, Switzerland

2014 GO Health Fellows:

Sara Diedrich, Nutrition Sciences, Peru
Chris Hearne, Nursing, Kenya
Rebekah Heckmann, Emergency Medicine, Kenya
Nicole Ide, Global Health, Nepal
Darya Kizub, Internal Medicine, Kenya
Abigail Korn, Public Health/Global Health, Guatemala
Daisy Krakowiak, Public Health/Epidemiology, Kenya
David Phillips, Public Health/Global Health, Uganda
Aradhana Thapa, Global Health, Nepal
Bradley Wagenaar, Public Health/Epidemiology, Mozambique

2013 GO Health Fellows:

Catherine Benziger, Resident, Peru
Kyle Davidson, Public Health, Peru
Shara Feld, Engineering, Peru
Ashley Henry, Public Health, Kenya
Daniel Low, Medicine, Uganda
Jessica Lozano, Anthropology, Mexico
Nixon Niyonzima, Molecular & Cell Biology, Uganda
Rekha Ravindran, Public Health, Peru
Francisca Salazar, Nursing, Peru
Ciwang Teyra, Social Work, Taiwan
Mona Wiggins, Nursing/Global Heath, Kenya
Michael Windle, Law/Public Health, Kenya 

2012 GO Health Fellows:

Amira Elfadil Adam, Global Health, Sudan
Leila Ben-Youssef, Medicine, Kenya
Clarissa Brundage, Public Health, Cote D'Ivoire
Chisula Chambers, Medicine, Peru
Tara Constant, Anthropology/Epidemiology, Peru
Onyinye Edeh, Global Health, Kenya
Shelby Feliciano, Social Work, Cambodia
Melanie Gaspar, Pathobiology/Global Health, South Africa
Chanraksmey Hok, Social Work, Cambodia
Fan Lee, Medicine/Global Health, Uganda
Michael Light, Social Work/Global Health, Cambodia
Maya Newman, Medicine, Kenya

2011 GO Health Fellows:

Donee Alexander, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bolivia 
Damarys Espinoza, Anthropology, Peru
Nathan Furukawa, Public Health/Medicine, Peru
Demetra Heinrich, Medicine, Malawi
Rita Ismail, Nursing, Indonesia
Shalina Mirza, Medicine, Uganda
Aliza Monroe-Wise, Resident, Kenya
Ana Moreno, Medicine, Peru
Isis Smith, Medicine, Peru
Diana Zhou, Medicine, Philippines 

2010 GO Health Fellows: 

Ibrahim  Ali, Social Work/Public Health, Global Health, Ghana
Jennifer Schechter, Social Work/Public Health, Health Services, Cote d'Ivoire
Charles Cange, PhD, Public Health, Health Services/Nursing, Kuwait
Jana Shih, Social Work/Public Health, Global Health, Senegal
Chloe Waters, Social Work/Public Health, Global Health, Peru
Debbie  Fromstein, Medicine, Resident, Peru
Michelle  Desmond, Social Work/Public Health, Global Health, Kenya
Jason Goldman, Medicine, Resident, Uganda
Margaret Onwuka, Medicine, Ghana
John Nguyen, Medicine, Philippines
Linnea Pudwill, Medicine, Peru
Rebecca Martinez, Nursing, Costa Rica
Justin Schram, Resident, Guatemala

Overview

The purpose of the Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange is to promote global health by providing financial assistance to graduate or professional students who would like to work on public health projects in developing countries, preferably in Uganda. 

Eligible applicants may be enrolled in any of the Health Sciences schools as graduate or professional school at the University of Washington and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global health issue or problem.  Projects should be one month to three months in length and must be completed by the end of Spring Quarter 2018. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 (USD) can be used to support student travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.   The Fellowship cannot be used to cover tuition costs, school supplies, conference attendance or other non-project related expenses.

Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the proposal, the relevance to global health and the applicant’s academic and career goals, the significance to the host organization and the commitment by the host organization supervisor and a University of Washington faculty mentor.  Fellowship recipients must meet all program deadlines, attend a travel preparation orientation and participate in other Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange activities.  If a student is awarded and accepts the Fellowship, they must immediately withdraw their applications to other DGH fellowship or funded programs.

Fellowship-specific Eligibility Criteria:

  • Identify an international experience, host organization (local or global) and host organization supervisor
  • Identify a University of Washington faculty mentor to assist you with the development of a project and connect the experience to your academic program and career goals

Supporting documentation must include:

  • Signed Statement of Commitment from your host organization supervisor
  • Letter of Commitment from your University of Washington faculty mentor
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Recent “unofficial” copy of your University of Washington transcript.  

Previous Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange Fellows

2017 STERGACHIS ENDOWED FELLOW:

Reed Sorensen, Global Health Metrics, Mozambique

2016 STERGACHIS ENDOWED FELLOW:

Julianne Meisner, Epidemiology, Uganda

2015 Stergachis Endowed Fellow:

Elisabeth Vodicka, Pharmacy, Peru

2014 Stergachis Endowed Fellow:

Suzanne McGoldrick, Global Health, Uganda

Overview

The SCOPE Fellowship Program is a three to six month research opportunity to learn firsthand about fostering interdisciplinary approaches for tackling global health challenges. Fellows will be based in Gondar, Ethiopia, a region where 84% of the population belongs to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and believes in the curative power of religion for various illnesses, including HIV/AIDS. The Gondar region is heavily influenced by religious traditions and is home to over 2,200 churches in the North Gondar Diocese alone.  This contrasts starkly with the shortage of medical personnel in Ethiopia, which has one of the lowest physician-patient ratios in the world. These factors create a huge opportunity to harness the strengths of both communities and link them together for more effective HIV prevention and care.

The SCOPE fellow will build on existing data from the SCOPE program to identify opportunities to use the reach and influence of the church to improve health education for HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, ANC, assisted birth, or nutrition with the goal of improving the health of women, adolescents, and children in Gondar, Ethiopia. Past fellow deliverables have included needs assessments, landscape analysis, pilot programs, and monitoring and evaluation projects based in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

The SCOPE Fellow will work closely with and be mentored by the University of Washington Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh), the University of Gondar Medical School, and the SCOPE Board of Trustees to develop a proposal and implement it during the course of the fellowship.

All fellows must complete a final fellowship report detailing their findings. Fellows will be supported in submitting their final reports for publication.

The SCOPE fellowship stipend is US$2,500 and can be used to support travel costs including room and board. Applicants may also apply for other DGH funding for an additional US$1,500, up to US$4,000 total. These funds can be used from the summer quarter 2017 up to the spring quarter 2018 depending on the availability of the successful applicant and the needs of the SCOPE program.

Applicants will be selected based on the following considerations:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working in resource-limited settings.
  • Technical skills
  • Willingness to work closely with an in-country Ethiopian graduate student.
  • Interest and experience in one or more of the following: global health; HIV; maternal child health; global policy and advocacy.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a diverse group setting.
  • Interest in or experience with partnerships between faith and medicine communities.

Fellowship- specific Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time graduate school or graduate-level professional degree program at the University of Washington (undergraduates and recent graduates are not eligible).

Supporting documents must include:

  • Current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the professional skills and qualities of the applicant.
  • A one to two page letter describing interest in the program and the skills, experience, and abilities the individual believes they will bring to the project.
  • Current unofficial UW transcript.

Questions can be sent to Kate Pfizenmaier at kpfiz1@uw.edu.

For information about SCOPE, visit www.scopehealth.org.


PREVIOUS Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) FELLOWS

2016 SCOPE FELLOWS:

Isaac Fuchs, Evans School/Jackson School, Ethiopia
Sharon Kunin, Medicine, Ethiopia

2015 SCOPE FELLOWS:

Eaden Andu, Social Work & Global Health, Ethiopia
Anna Bazinet, Medicine, Ethiopia

Overview

The purpose of the Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship is to promote global health by providing financial assistance to graduate or professional students who would like to gain practical global health field experience in international and/or underserved community settings.  Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr. taught Dr. Jonas Salk the methodology of vaccine development, and designed and directed the Salk polio vaccine clinical trials.

Eligible students may be enrolled in any graduate or professional school at the University of Washington, and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global health issue or problem.  Projects should be one month to three months in length and must be completed by the end of Spring Quarter 2018. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 (USD) can be used to support student travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.   The Fellowship cannot be used to cover tuition costs, school supplies, conference attendance or other non-project related expenses.

Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the proposal, the relevance to global health and the applicant’s academic and career goals, the significance to the host organization and the commitment by the host organization supervisor and a University of Washington faculty mentor.  Fellowship recipients must meet all program deadlines, attend a travel preparation orientation and participate in other Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship activities.  If a student is awarded and accepts the Fellowship, they must immediately withdraw their applications to other DGH fellowship or funded programs.

Fellowship-specific Eligibility Criteria:

  • Identify an international experience, host organization (local or global) and host organization supervisor
  • Identify a University of Washington faculty mentor to assist you with the development of a project and connect the experience to your academic program and career goals

Supporting documentation must include:

  • Signed Statement of Commitment from your host organization supervisor
  • Letter of Commitment from your University of Washington faculty mentor
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Recent “unofficial” copy of your University of Washington transcript.

Previous Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellows

2017 THOMAS FRANCIS, JR. FELLOWS:

Kristina Bajema, Epidemiology, South Africa
Rebecca Brander, Epidemiology, Kenya
Caitlin Cassot, Global Health/Evans School, Tanzania
Mason Chiang, Pharmacy, Cambodia
Katherine Garcia-Rosales, Epidemiology, Peru
Jahn Jaramillo, Global Health, Thailand
Michael Light, Global Health, Cambodia
Shadae Paul, Global Health/Evans School, Peru
Megan Ramaiya, Clinical Psychology, Nepal
Manahil Siddiqi, Health Services, India/Switzerland
Carlie Sulpizio, Global Health, Namibia
 

2016 THOMAS FRANCIS, JR. FELLOWS:

Tracey Chaplin, Jackson School of International Studies, Peru
Mariel Colella, Global Health, Uganda
Rona Ding, Medicine, Peru
Halima Freudberg, Global Health, India
Marielle Goyette, Epidemiology, Kenya
Mackenzie Hild, Medicine, Kenya
Jillian Neary, Epidemiology, Kenya
Anne Njoroge, Public Health, Uganda
Lillian Prueher, Anthropology/Global Health, Kenya
David Roberts, Medicine, South Africa
Emily Wu, Public Health/ Epidemiology, Uganda
James Wykowski, Medicine, South Africa

2015 Thomas Francis, Jr. Fellows:

Jorge Alarcon, Built Environment, Peru
Leann Andrews, Built Environment, Peru
Michael Arndt, Public Health, Bangladesh
Maria Artunduaga, Global Health, Peru & Columbia
Jessica Farley, Global Health, Malawi & Tanzania
Leora Feldstein, Public Health, U.S. Virgin Islands
Griffins Manguro, Global Health, India
Emily Mosites, Public Health, Kenya
Emily Pawul, Global Health, Kenya
Sonjelle Shilton, Global Health, Switzerland
Julia Velonjara, Global Health, Tanzania

2014 Thomas Francis, Jr. Fellows:

Adrian Hughes, Pharmacy, Namibia
Stephanie Kovacs, Public Health/Epidemiology, United Kingdom
Diana Marangu, Public Health/Global Health, Kenya
Manuela Raunig-Berhó, Global Health, Mozambique
Andrew Secor, Public Health/Global Health, Kenya
Yu Yu, Public Health/Global Health, India

2013 Thomas Francis, Jr. Fellows:

Engi Attia, Fellow/Public Health, Kenya
Gena Barnabee, Public Health/Public Affairs, Timor-Leste
Maria Echavarria, Public Health, USA
Jean Marie Frederic, Public Heath, Haiti
Solomon Lubinga, Pharmacy, Uganda
Marita Mann, Pharmacy, Namibia
Alastair Matheson, Public Health, Kenya
Anna Walton, Medicine, Guatemala  

2012 Thomas Francis, Jr. Fellows:

Adam Akullian, Epidemiology, Uganda, Nairobi, Paris
Halley Brunsteter, Global Health, Nepal
Amy Cizik, Pharmacy, Tanzania
Silvia Huaynoca, Global Health, Switzerland
Paul Jensen, Epidemiology, Vietnam
Laura Newman, Epidemiology, Kenya
Sheridan Reiger, Medicine/Global Health, Nicaragua
Jenna Urden, Public Health/Global Health, India
Anjuli Wagner, Epidemiology, Kenya

2011 Thomas Francis, Jr. Fellows: 

Elise Fields, Namibia
Annique Lennon, South Africa
Francisco Saavedra, Mexico
Diego Solares, Thailand

2010 Thomas Francis, Jr. Fellows: 

Kristin Beima-Sofie, Kenya
Jen Berthiaume, Timor-Leste
Helen Gerns, Kenya
Natalie Hale, Philippines
Julianna Rigg-Hillard, Zambia
Erica Nelson, Ethopia
Alex Quistberg, Peru
Estell Williams, Nicaragua

2009 Thomas Francis, Jr. Fellows: 

Anne Buffardi, Public Affairs, Peru
Jeff Chamberlain, Bioengineering, Mexico
Noah Barclay-Derman, Global Health, Namibia
Sarah Hohl, Public Health/Global Health, Timor-Leste
Ali Ibrahim, Global Health, Ghana
Jeffrey Lane, Law/Public Health/Health Services, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
Gail Potter, Statistics, Senegal
Jonathan Sugimoto, Public Health/Epidemiology, Senegal

2008 Thomas Francis, Jr. Fellows: 

Donee Alexander, Civil & Environental Engineering, Bolivia
Christina Arredondo, Medicine, Mexico
Lillian Benjamin, Global Health/International Studies, Gabon
Mara Brain, Public Health/Global Health/Public Affairs, Uganda
Peris KiberaSocial Welfare/Public Health/Global Health, Kenya
Sarah Paige, Geography, Uganda
Jill Brunner Scott, Law/Public, Switzerland
Kelley VanBuskirk, Epidemiology, Thailand

Additional Funding & Fieldwork Programs

Many Departments and Centers at the University of Washington offer fieldwork experience and some offer funding. Discover additional opportunities by visiting their websites.

Travel Preparation

The Global Health Resource Center has compiled a list of helpful resources to prepare you for travel abroad. Additional information on UW adminstrative processes for global travel, education and research can be found on the Global Operations Support website. Please consult your program, department, or school for their specific requirements including orientations or documentation.

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University of Washington Hall Health Travel Clinic offers pre-travel counseling, immunizations, and health advice for adults and children who are planning to travel out of the U.S. or Canada. The clinic is a Washington State Department of Health-designated center for yellow fever vaccine. Pre-travel consultations are available by appointment. Travelers will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding travel plans. It is important to bring all immunization records available. Because several weeks may be required to complete a needed vaccine series, we recommend the initial appointment be held at least 4 weeks before departure. You should telephone for an appointment two weeks before that, if possible. When this is not possible, the clinic will meet your travel health needs as completely as the time allows.

Additional clinic locations are listed on the UW Medicine Travel Medicine page.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler's Health Health information for specific destinations and what to know before you depart.

A comprehensive list of insurance for UW staff and faculty can be found through the Global Operations Support. For UW students traveling abroad on official UW programs, please see information on Study Abroad Insurance. For international visitors to the UW, visit the International Students and Scholars "Other Insurance" page.

WITH UW

For students traveling with UW programs, contact UW Study Abroad for the University of Washington travel registry, For individual students, staff, and faculty traveling abroad on UW official business, contact the International Travel and Security Manager, Pascal Schuback, schuback@uw.edu

WITH THE US STATE DEPARTMENT

For US Citizens, register your travel with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. When you sign up, you will automatically receive the most current information we compile about the country where you will be traveling or living.  You will also receive updates, including Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts (where appropriate).

For non-US Citizens travelling abroad, please contact your embassy for travel registration and documentation for international travel.

U.S. Department of State, Consular Services
Passports, visas and consulate information for U.S. citizens and citizens of foreign countries. Also includes information about international law and policy. To find out more information about traveling safely abroad visit the U.S. State Department Students Abroad page.