Financing Your Trip
Funding Resources for Students
The Foerderer Award for International Study is available to students in good academic standing in JCBS, SKMC, JCHP, JCN, JCP and JCPH who wish to enhance their educational experience by studying outside the United States for a period not less than 3 weeks and not to exceed 10 weeks. Students interested in Spring Travel (November 1-May 30 of the current academic year) should apply by the October deadline. Students interested in Summer Travel (May 31-August 31 of the current academic year) should apply by the January deadline. Applicants who miss deadlines will be ineligible for that cycle of funding. for To apply, click on "Programs" on the left hand menu.
Offers ideas for creative funding and lists some helpful funding directories.
This is a comprehensive list of national medical specialty societies (with their web sites). Many societies offer funding for students doing work in their field. For instance, the American Academy of Pediatrics has two - four $500 scholarships each year for pediatric students and residents doing electives abroad.
A fully-funded one-year clinical research training experience for graduate level U.S. students in the health professions.
The grants, awards and fellowships on this NIH website may be of interest to those considering a career in international health or taking on significant international projects.
The Global Medicine Committee offers grants in the amount of approximately $2,000 for students and residents.
This is a comprehensive directory of funding sources for international health experiences.
Infectious Disease Society of American Education and Research Foundation offers summer scholarships to medical students in U.S. medical schools with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. The scholarship activity must focus on pediatric or adult infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities.
This organization offers scholarships to students who are interested in Christian missions.
Has a funding sources section that lists available scholarships for international work.
A comprehensive database of funding sources and international health opportunities.
Cheap Airfare Websites
The following airfare websites were recommended by previous Foerderer Award recipients: