UVa Mentor Information
Recommendation letters from your UVa faculty mentor(s) (as well as your host country mentor) should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to CGH/PO Box 800822/University of Virginia.
Please note that CGH no longer requires two UVa faculty mentors.
UVa faculty mentor letters should address your qualifications, preparation and your intended project. On site mentors should provide a brief letter or email indicating that your project is expected and welcome at the international site.
Please submit a project narrative including the following:
Submit no more than 4 single spaced pages.
Describe the global health issue that you will address with your project. Why is it important? Who does it affect? How does it impact the community(ies) affected by it? What is already being done to address it, if anything?
Please briefly state the aspect of the global health problem that you wish to address including where you will work. Why have you chosen this aspect and this site?
Include discussion of how your proposal can be respectful of and of service to the focus community
Please state in one or two sentences what your specific research question is.
1) Describe the site including mentors and available resources/services.
2) Describe the population that you will be working with.
3) Describe the methodology that you will use to collect data.
4) Describe your planned analysis of the data.
5) Briefly discuss alternative strategies to address your hypothesis in the event that your initial plans are untenable.
What are your expectations for the outcome of your project? For you? For the study participants? For the community? How will you share information with the people in the community where you conducted your work? Do you expect to present, publish or otherwise disseminate your findings? Please explain.
Please describe how this work fits with your prior experiences, academic coursework, and/or future plans. What skills of qualifications do you possess that will be useful to you? What skills/experiences do you hope to gain? What does this experience mean to you personally?
Estimated Budget including vaccines, health insurance, evacuation insurance, requisite visas, international airfare, meals, and lodging, project supplies and the actual total cost of your project. Although CGH awards do not exceed 3K, the full project budget for all expenses is requested.