Student Grants

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Applications for 2018 are not being accepted at this time
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Program Description: The Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, and Engineering and Applied Sciences have grant funds available to sophomore and junior undergraduate students to support experiential learning activities in health (preferably off campus).  Students who meet the qualifications and whose proposals are accepted by the committee may be awarded a fellowship of up to $5000.  An experiential learning activity is an independent, hands-on research or real world experience that advances the student’s understanding of health or health care.  For example, a student might shadow a physician in a hospital, work in a health insurance company, take on a research project at the Lourdes Center for Public Health, volunteer for a NGO with a health mission, conduct oral histories of cancer patients, enter the genetic engineering competition, or conduct health-related research in a laboratory.  Identification and justification of the funded activity is up to the student; the principal requirement is that the proposed activity be related to health.  Health is broadly defined, stretching from research or work experiences in the natural sciences (e.g., bioengineering; biological research), the social sciences (e.g., history of medicine; health policy; hospital finances and management), to the humanities (e.g., bioethics; narrative; art).  The intent of this program is to give students an opportunity to develop and experience a unique learning activity that will broaden and deepen their knowledge of some aspect of health or health care.  This experience must take place between mid-May and mid-August, 2018.  No late proposals or winter break experience will be considered.


HMS Student Travel Grants

Are you attending or presenting at a conference this year related to health? The Health, Medicine, and Society Program offers student travel grants to help fund your trip. The HMS Student Travel Grant is available to any HMS major or minor who has either 1) already booked travel for a conference, or 2) has an acceptance to present at a conference. See the application posted here for more information. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Awards will be given on a merit basis as funds are available.

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