The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health has
established the CGH-University Scholar Awards to encourage UVa students
to design and carry out interdisciplinary research
projects related to global health. Health is a universal
value, and defined broadly. Environmental health, economic health,
mental health and health of communities are all issues which can be
approached from a broad range of disciplines including politics,
biology, economics or foreign affairs.
The CGH-University Award and the Pfizer Research Award are open to
undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all departments
across grounds at the University. Schools represented include the
College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the Graduate School of
Arts and Sciences and the School of Law.
Prospective scholars are encouraged to work with UVa faculty within
established research collaborations or ongoing faculty research;
building on the work of a previous scholar is also encouraged.
CGH scholar awards provide up to $5,000 to cover student travel,
living, and project expenses. Scholars can work with one
or more UVa faculty mentors as well as a mentor from the
international host site. A letter of support for the project is
requested from one UVa faculty mentor and the on site/host country
mentor. Mentor support in the amount of $1000 is provided for
a UVa faculty mentor.
The full proposal deadline for the CGH-University Scholar Award
is Monday 7 January 2013.
Interview with the CGH Scholar Selection Committee:
Part of the selection process is an interview with the review committee
which is comprised of faculty, former scholars, and researchers
representing multiple disciplines. This is an informal opportunity for
the committee to meet you and ask any questions they may have about
your proposal. It is also a great opportunity for you to personally
convey the merits of your proposed work, developments in your planning,
and your impetus for pursuing work in a global context.
The selection committee will hold interviews on Friday 1
February 2013 starting about 12N and throughout the afternoon.
Generally, interviews are no more than 10 minutes; the committee asks
you to briefly synopsize your plans and talk about anything else you
would like them to know about your work. We'll contact everyone who
Please contact the Center with questions at 434.243.6383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Global Health and the Pfizer Initiative in International
Health adhere to University of Virginia policy which disallows support
of student work in countries under a current US
Department of State Travel Warning.
Current and Past Scholars and Projects
CGH has supported international
experiences for students at the University of Virginia since 1978 with
the Dean's/CGH Scholar Award in Medicine funds clinical electives for
advanced medical students. The CGH-University Scholar Awards, created
in 2001, support interdisciplinary research related to global health.
The Pfizer Initiative in International Health Research Award in
Infectious Disease, initiated in 2006, also supports interdisciplinary
approaches to ID research.
Often, former scholars serve as peer mentors to develop projects to
facilitate continuity and strengthen relationships with international
Please see the list of CGH supported