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: 5
Typical Number of Applicants: 16
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.
All awardees are responsible for securing proper IRB approval for their projects, if required. The Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of Undergraduate Research can assist you in determining if IRB approval is required.
CGI embraces a culture of "giving-back." If selected for funding, awardees must choose both a service and a research/academic requirement from among a menu of options. These will be communicated to you at a special information session for award winners.
Further, if you will be traveling to Asia, Africa, or Latin America, you MUST attend the day-long GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics Pre-Departure Orientation on April 13, 2013, unless you have previously attended it. Please reserve this date in your calendar at the time of application.
Finally, you must also complete a very brief online report though our application center at the completion of the project.
Applications are completed online and include:
Program Officer, Center for Global Initiatives