Global Health Award

Every year the Office of Global Initiatives gives away thousands of dollars via the Global Health Awards to students of all levels interested in pursuing an international perspective on nursing.

The selection process begins with the release of the application in early January and concluding with the official letters of award notification being sent out in the middle of February.  Any student interested in participating in a nursing related program or conference overseas is encouraged to apply.  All applications are judged by members of School of Nursing faculty who take special care to review each student’s program against the department’s goal of increasing global scholarship.  This year award winners are headed to locations as diverse as China and Spain (and everywhere in between).  Students are not limited to where they can go with their awards, however, those who chose to take advantage of the School of Nursing’s partnerships around the globe are given special consideration.  If you are interested in finding out more about the awards, click on the application from this past year located on the side of this page.

When the students return from their experience abroad they then become global health ambassadors and have the opportunity to share their experiences with their classmates and faculty via a series of presentations held throughout the next school year.  The presentations are a great way for others to learn about the impact international travel can have on education and are meant as a bridge for those who might be curious about studying abroad.


 Cronenwett Global Health Scholar Award

Named in honor of Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, the Cronenwett Global Health Scholars Fund was established through the Office of Advancement by a donor who wanted to give undergraduate students the opportunity to expand their world view through a global health experience.  When available, the award is given to a student or group of students whose proposed project embody the Office of Global Initiative’s vision of developing a world view that fosters working among diverse populations and creating a world without borders.

This year our winners were selected from among the first group of SON students to participate in our study abroad program in Jonkoping University in Sweden.  If you are interested in finding out more about this award and how to become eligible for it, please contact us at songlobalhealth@unc.edu.


 Other Opportunities

 Embark Carolina is a tremendous resource for funding for students, as well as a great place to look for opportunities for international education.

 UNC Global has a great list of funding opportunities administered both by the University and outside sources, for both undergraduate and graduate students.

 The Funding Information Portal is another good University site to use to search for funding if you are a graduate student, postdoctoral scholar or faculty member.