WabashX Global Health Summer Experience
Global Health Initiative Summer Experience Funds:
The Wabash College Global Health Initiative has funding available for several students to participate in summer service, research, learning, or internship experiences that are otherwise unfunded. A description of the program follows. Questions should be directed to Jill Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for Summer 2018 projects will be due March 12, 2018.
Types of Projects Funded
Projects funded through the GHI will focus on public health in its broadest sense. Students can submit proposals for study, research, service, or internship opportunities that are otherwise unfunded. Past projects have included the Frontier Nursing Services Courier Program and international study of healthcare systems (through CFHI, https://www.cfhi.org/). Other possible projects include work with the CDC, Exodus Refugee, research with our partners in Peru, etc.
Examples of eligible projects and project costs may include:
- Student-generated study and research projects.
- Unpaid internships with non-profit organizations.
- Immersive Programs in public health.
- The program is open to currently-enrolled students in their freshman through junior years.
- Students must plan to return to the college at the end of the project.
- Students of all majors are eligible, but preference will be given to students who demonstrate a strong academic and professional interest in public and community health.
- Only ONE GHI Grant may be awarded to a student during his time at Wabash College.
How to Apply
Students will submit answers to questions about their summer program to Jill Rogers (email@example.com). Applications will consist of:
- A project narrative that explains in detail the nature of the project and how it addresses public/global health. Discuss why you are interested in pursuing this opportunity.
- A detailed budget narrative. Items to be listed could include travel costs, room and board, program fees, etc.
- Awards can range from $500 to over $3,500 depending on the nature of the program and the costs associated with it.
- Proposals for unpaid internships or study programs must include written verification that the student has applied. Final funding for programs will require evidence of acceptance to the internship or program.
- Note that awards will be issued through payroll and will be reported as taxable income; therefore, taxes will be taken out of the awarded amount. They will be included on the W-2 form issued by Wabash in January 2019.
Students receiving GHI Funding will meet with Prof. Eric Wetzel and Jill Rogers to discuss opportunities to share his experience through media and blogging. Grantees will be expected to participate in on-campus GHI programs to discuss their summer experience. Grantees will also be expected to write a letter of thanks to appropriate donors.
Ready to apply? Please fill out the linked application and email it to Jill Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org)