Funding Opportunities

  • CWRU Department of Family Medicine; contact 
  • Rottman Family Fund (CWRU). Dr. Fritz (faculty emeritus and member of the Dean's Visiting Committee) and Carol Rottman, through their Rottman Family Fund, have established a fund to support CRWU medical students who are interested in travelling to Africa (or other resource-limited countries) to conduct research and/or aid in treatment of emerging diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Preference will be given to students who have incorporated work in a resource-limited country into their senior thesis. The Rottmans, who frequently travel to Africa and experience first-hand the significant health care needs of the area and have an interest in supporting the medical school, encourage medical students to become involved in research, evaluation and/or management of diseases in resource-limited countries so they can experience the challenges and opportunities that such work offers, and encourage them to consider their eventual roles in the global fight against infectious diseases. 
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Student Summer Fellowships in Community Health. The Student Summer Fellowship Program offers medical students the opportunity to study cultural competency issues, develop skills to become relationship-centered physicians and address a public health need in an underserved community or population. Students may choose between a Service Fellowship and a Research Fellowship.
  • Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is awarded annually to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. The Fellowship is designed to encourage young people to continue their work in tropical medicine and hygiene and recognize their achievements so far.
  • There are also other fellowships sponsored by the ASTMH.
  • The CDC offers opportunities in global health fieldwork within multiple disciplines through the Coordinating Office for Global Health. 
  • The NIH/Fogarty International Center offers a variety of funding opportunities.
  • USAID Student Internships. USAID offers both paid and unpaid internships for qualified students during the academic year. 
  • Carter Center Short-Term Healthcare Internships. See a listing on Trialect

Additional Fellowships and Programs

Please visit the following links for information regarding these fellowship opportunities.