The Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship (CUHF) enables promising UNC undergraduates to create a self-designed health-related project anywhere in the world. The fellowship is an investment in talented students whose medical and cultural experience will strengthen the future of health care both in the United States and the world.
The goals of CUHF are to prepare students to become successful leaders in the health care profession by:
Students who apply for the CUHF may NOT also apply to the following Center for Global Initiatives awards:
Because there is some overlap between these funding opportunities, students must choose only one for which to apply during any given academic year.
Estimated Available Funds: $12,000
Typical Award Amount: $1,000-$3,000
Typical Number of Awards: 4
Typical Number of Applicants: 12
The Center for Global Initiatives is not bound by these estimates and is often unable to award the full amount of funds requested.
Reviewers assign points to each application based on the following rubric:
Is there a clear financial, academic, and professional need for the applicant to receive this award in order to undertake this project?
Is the project adequate and appropriate to achieve the student’s expected goals?
Is the student prepared to undertake this project?
Will the project advance the student’s academic and professional career?
Will the health care profession benefit from this student’s project?
Is the budget clear, adequate, reasonable, and justified?
Applicants will receive award or rejection notices within 4 weeks of the deadline via email.
Awardees are responsible for securing proper IRB approval for your project, if required. Potential IRB issues should be discussed in your project proposal. Resources are available on our IRB page.
CGI embraces a culture of "giving-back." If selected for funding, you must choose both a service and a research requirement from among a menu of options including presenting through the Carolina Navigators program, creating a Culture Kit, or assisting with a CGI sponsored event. Please note that these are subject to change and will be communicated to you at a special award acceptance session for recipients.
Further, you MUST attend the day-long GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics Pre-Departure Orientation on April 5, 2014. Please reserve this date in your calendar at the time of application. Those who attended GO! in a past year are not required to attend again, however they are strongly encouraged to and will have the opportunity to attend different workshops to expand their competencies.
Finally, you must submit a brief online report at the completion of your project.
Applications are completed online and include:
Program Officer, Center for Global Initiatives