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Awards

The Global Health Program offers competitive fellowships and awards to exceptional SPH students, helping to defray travel, educational, and living expenses. 

DOUGLAS PASSARO GLOBAL HORIZONS AWARD

The Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Scholarship assists graduate students with travel expenses associated with an international field experience.  Four awards of up to $3000.00 (per award) will be given during the academic year (includes summer).

This award honors the memory of Dr. Douglas James Passaro, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases at the UIC Hospital from 2001 to 2005. The award reflects his devotion to international health, from his work in Africa during his service in the Peace Corps to his continued work in Latin America while at UIC. The fund is intended to provide support to graduate students for health-related, hands-on field experiences to carry on Dr. Passaro's work promoting global health, a passion that was interrupted by his untimely death at age forty-three.

Visit the Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Award page for more information.

MPH/MS GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

The SPH Global Health Scholarship defrays expenses associated with the MPH/MS field practicum or field research in global public health.  These scholarships are competitive, and open to all domestic and international students enrolled in the MPH or MS global health concentration. Up to three awards of up to $1500 (per award) will be made in the fall and spring terms.

Visit the MPH/MS Awards page for more information.

SLOTTEN SCHOLARSHIP IN GLOBAL HEALTH

The Slotten Scholarship in Global Health assists graduate and doctoral students who are completing essential and well-defined research that focuses on health disparities among populations and/or members of LGBT communities either in a non-U.S. setting or domestically. One to two awards for up to $2500 will be given during the academic year (includes summer).

The Slotten Scholarship in Global Health is designed to help defray the costs of conducting a MPH practicum, MS thesis or doctoral research, or a research study that focuses on health disparities among LGBTQ communities outside the U.S or those domestic LGBTQ populations that retain strong ethnic or community ties to another country and/or its culture. Under the Slotten scholarship award, health disparities among LGBTQ communities and populations include the full range of possible diseases and illness as well as the socio-cultural, legal, racial/ethnic, and/or psychosocial challenges that affect health and well-being.

Visit the Slotten Scholarship in Global Health page for more information.

JOHN AND GRACE NUVEEN INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Administered by the Nuveen Center, these awards assist students participating in an International Student Exchange Program through the Nuveen Center and Office of International Affairs. Awards may be used to support educational and/or living expenses while participating in a program.

Follow the link for more information about the Nuveen Award

LAVEY AND ROSENCRANZ CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT AWARD

Funds totaling $2500 are available to support one or more students to conduct a global health field practicum or thesis during the summer. The field experience must specifically address mitigation or adaptation strategies pertaining to global climate change and its public health implications. Such experiences may tackle health issues sensitive to climatic variability (such as vector-borne or respiratory diseases), address the public health implications related to the decline of water quality and quantity, or be relevant to risks of extreme weather, among others.

Visit the Lavey and Rosencranz Climate Change Impact Award page for more information. 

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