Global Health Fieldwork Scholarship

The Office of Global Health Initiatives (OGHI) offers funding for UB School of Public Health and Health Professions’ (SPHHP) students interested in interacting with public health initiatives and services in resource-poor settings in the United States or in a global setting. These awards are made possible in part by generous support from OGHI Founding Director Dr. Arthur Goshin.

Overview Application

Application information

Application to the program will be competitive. Preferably, applicants propose collaborating with a SPHHP faculty member on a project with global health significance.

The application will include a 1-page research summary, the applicant’s CV, and a completed recommendation form from an SPHHP faculty member. 

  • The 1-page research summary should include a description of the study, the aims of the study, a proposed action plan and timeline, and a description of how the project contributes to global health knowledge.
  • The CV should include academic achievements, relevant job experiences, awards, honors, etc.
  • A recommendation form will be made available when an award cycle is announced by the OGHI. It should be filled out by the advising/mentoring faculty member OR a faculty member who knows the student well. 

Due dates

Award cycles and application due dates are announced via email and OGHI newsletters throughout the academic year. One email containing all application materials should be emailed to OGHI Coordinator Jennifer Foster ( Incomplete applications will not be considered.  


  • Jennifer A. Foster, PhD.

    Jennifer A. Foster, PhD


    Office of Global Health Initiatives

    188 Biomedical Education Building