Advancement in Global Health Studentship (752200305258)





Advancements in global health studentship
Global Health Student Builder Fund



The Advancements in Global Health Studentship program seeks to bring together the University’s global health community and expand its outreach to international partners, as well as provide opportunities for students, faculty and communities that face global health challenges.

The program supports projects that advance global health through innovative approaches to global health challenges and improvements in global health education. These projects can be in Canada or abroad.

The program will  provide funding to MD students for travel and work related to the projects. Professors and students are encouraged to contact the Global Heath Program to see if their project qualifies for funding. The final decision project funding will be made by the MD program and the Global Health Bursary subcommittee, in accordance with the following principles: 

  • Relevance to UGME
  • Relevance to the global health and social accountability components of the MD program curriculum
  • Impact on students: The project must have a positive impact on participating students, leading to improved competence in global health.
  • Applicability: The project must help meet the student’s requirement to understand global health and social accountability issues in Canadian medical care.
  • Innovation: The project must provide an innovative approach to global health challenges, for example, through teaching, learning or pedagogical or health technology.

Potential project areas:

  • research
  • education
  • community building
  • capacity building
  • innovation
  • health equity
  • public health
  • health law, policy, and ethics


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with the protected/refugee status or an international student;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in the first or second year of the MD program at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa;
  3. submit a proposal for a project that contributes to the advancement of global health through innovative approaches to global health challenges and improvements in global health education.
    • The project must include 240 hours of work (equivalent to six weeks of full-time work) and be carried out between June and August.
    • For projects abroad or in Canada (outside of the Ottawa valley), at least four weeks (28 days) of the six weeks must be spent on site.
    • The student and his or her supervisor(s) can determine the exact schedule.
  • Students undertaking international global health electives must meet all post-elective requirements, as per current UGME policy.
  1. Students must present their work at a uOttawa poster presentation and are encouraged to present at a global health conferences.
    • If students are accepted to present their work at a conference, additional funding for travel and registration may be available.

Note: Preference will be given to students enrolled and participating in the Global Health Concentration (GHC).

Value of the award: $5,000 for a project involving international travel or travel within  Canada                   $2,500 for a project based in the Ottawa valley

Number of awards:  Maximum 3

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: UGME

Application contact: International and Global Health Office (IGHO)

Project submission deadline: November 15

Deadline to apply to participate in a selected project: January 3


Project proposals and application must be submitted to the Global Health Program administrator at the International and Global Health Office (IGHO). Projects can be submitted by:

  • UGME students who have a professor who has agreed to supervise and mentor the project.
  • Professors
  • Project proposals submitted by professors must include a brief outline, including the student’s proposed activities.
  • Selected projects will be posted by the IGHO for students to apply. The faculty project lead will then interview and select a student to work on the project