Capstone and/or Fieldwork Travel Funding Opportunities
Each year, the MPH program will provide up to 5 MPH students* with funds to assist in traveling as part of their capstone or fieldwork.
In order to apply for travel funding, the following criteria must be met:
- The funding must be to support travel for a global health-relevant capstone or fieldwork
- Travel for capstone or fieldwork must be approved by the MPH program administration, MPH global health track faculty, and capstone mentor or fieldwork administrator
- Length of travel must be at least 4 weeks and cannot be to a country on the State Dept. Travel Warning list. Successful applicants must comply with preparation and travel requirements as listed below from the Center for Global Health office.
To be considered for an award, you must first submit this application to Moriah Hall in the MPH office. Applications will be review by the MPH program office and faculty from the global health track. Students will be notified if they are selected for a competitive travel award within 3-4 weeks of the application deadlines.
Requirements from the Center for Global Health:
Once notified by the MPH program that you have been approved to seek funding for your proposed travel experience, you must meet the following requirements:
- CGH Planning Form (includes requirement for mentor/supervisor documentation)
- Student Health Service Form
- Global Activities Registry
- International SOS information review/card printout
- Enrollment in the UPenn’s Direct Deposit system
More information about this process and related forms can be found on the Center for Global Health website here.
When all documents have been submitted and approved by the Center for Global Health office, you will receive confirmation of your travel award via email. Students are not eligible if they are receiving any other travel awards from the University. All documents and requirements must be completed at least 6 weeks prior to your departure date to be eligible for funding.
The amount awarded is based on geographical location and a list of funding amounts can be found on the Center for Global Health website here.
To receive the last $500 of reimbursement, students will need to submit the Global Health Experience and Questionnaire found here. If you have any questions about the process, you can reach out to Andrielle Yost in the Center for Global Health.
* Please note that if a student is part of a dual degree program additional approval will be needed.