The Global Health Travel Grant Program is suspended for the 2020/2021 academic year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Travel Grant Program

 
 

Supporting short-term clinical and research opportunities in global health

The DGSOM Global Health Program (GHP), in collaboration with International Health Services, is pleased to offer a Travel Grant Program. This program provides small grants for DGSOM and/or UCLA Health faculty, residents, and fellows to help support short-term clinical and research opportunities in global health. Activities funded under this travel grant could include, but are not limited to, performing clinical service, participating in capacity building for training and education, and/or helping to develop a clinical/education/research partnership or collaboration.

Grants are offered for up to $3,000 per individual and are provided on a cost-reimbursement basis. The exception is airfare, which is purchased directly by GHP through UC Travel and deducted from the total budget. After travel, reimbursement requests should be sent to GHP at GHP@mednet.ucla.edu and Vijeta Vaswani, GHP Program Assistant at VVaswani@mednet.ucla.edu.

GHP and International Health Services will award up to 10 travel grants per year; individuals may only receive one grant per academic year. Upon return, each recipient will be required to submit a one-page summary of the work performed and any future plans related to the trip. We also ask that you submit photos from your travel, and complete photo release forms when necessary, so your work can be featured by GHP.

Please note: The Travel Grant Program is not intended to fund participation in international conferences.

 

Qualification Criteria

Faculty:

  • Must be a current DGSOM or UCLA Health faculty member
  • Travel must be one-week at minimum
  • While vacation time cannot be used, vacation days can be added to a trip to facilitate travel

 

Resident/fellow:

  • Must be a current DSGOM or UCLA Health resident or fellow
  • Travel must be one-week at minimum
  • While vacation time cannot be used, vacation days can be added to a trip to facilitate travel
 

Application requirements

Please note the application requirements, and send all relevant documentation to Vijeta Vaswani at VVaswani@mednet.ucla.edu; to the GHP inbox at GHP@mednet.ucla.edu; and copy Dr. Fola May, GHP Director of Grants at FMay@mednet.ucla.edu. The deadline is rolling and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Travel funds must be reimbursed prior to June 30th of the academic year and cannot be carried forward. The application requirements are:

  • Completed application
  • Proposed budget
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A written letter of support, on official UCLA letterhead
    • Faculty: A brief written letter of support should come from your Department Chair or Division Chief stating that the experience is endorsed by Division/Department leadership.
    • Residents/fellows: A brief written letter of support should come from your Program Director stating you are in good standing and that the experience is endorsed by program leadership. All letters should be signed by the residency or fellowship Program Director or Associate Program Director.
  • Letter of support from a local organization, institution, collaborator or host
  • IRB approvals (if relevant)

 

Application