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VIGH Funding Resources

For a complete list of Vanderbilt funding sources, see the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s website.

Medical Scholars Program: a 12-month research experience available to M.D. students at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The program seeks to identify students who are interested in any type of biomedical research (clinical, basic, health services, public health, outcomes, etc.), place them in an appropriate research environment in the U.S. or abroad, allow them access to a group of peers and scientists who share common research interests, and support them with a stipend.

Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars Program: supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, this program was established in 2012 to provide strong mentorship, research opportunities, and a collaborative research environment to enhance the global health research expertise and careers of early-stage investigators. Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health leads the VECD Consortium (Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke) whose institutions and faculty have a long history of global engagement, investigative accomplishment, and mentoring excellence, as demonstrated by high-impact global health discoveries by VECD trainees. The program is open to advanced doctoral students currently enrolled in health-related programs and postdoctoral trainees within three years of their last major degree program, residency, or fellowship.

The Nichols Humanitarian Fund established in 2006 by the E.C. and Lucile Hamby Nichols Trust to enable Vanderbilt students to volunteer for local, domestic, or international humanitarian service opportunities. Support is primarily focused on summer projects, or projects that take place during defined academic breaks. Funds are available for educational and other expenses. All currently enrolled Vanderbilt students are eligible to receive assistance from the Fund, provided that they are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Summer Awards Programs: available to both Vanderbilt graduate and undergraduate students pursuing research projects in Latin America. The call for applications is posted on the CLAS website each December and applications are due in late January or early February.

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