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


UB SPHHP graduate students are eligible to apply for field work funding and may propose working locally on a topic of global interest, or internationally. 

Available awards

For local projects, up to $500 to offset the cost of research. For international projects, up to $2,500 or the cost of travel and per-diem.

Additional requirements

Students engaged in international fieldwork must adhere to UB travel policies and complete required documentation well in advance of travel. International fieldwork award recipients must turn in budget justification forms and receipts to the OGHI coordinator. Each award recipient will present his/her findings to SPHHP faculty and staff in a format arranged by OGHI. Additionally, award recipients will be required to present their work at the Annual Perry Poster session organized by SPHHP.