GMER Student Travel Awards were created through endowments established by the below-listed faculty or institutions. The purpose is to encourage medical students to seek educational experiences in global health and to help enable medical students to study in another country/healthcare setting.
- Current University of Minnesota Medical Student traveling for credit during their 4th year of medical school
- Must be in good academic standing
- Must be at the selected site for a minimum of 4 weeks to receive funding and/or academic credit
*Please note - due to COVID-19 - the travel award deadline will be extended into fall semester for the 2020-2021 academic year. More information to be sent out in early September regarding travel approval for spring 2021.
Applications will be accepted through August 15th each year and students will be notified via email by the end of August. Amount of travel awards depends on funds available and volume of applicants each year.
Please contact Shannon Benson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Drs. Neal and Sarah Gault International Study Scholarship Fund
Drs. Neal and Sarah Gault set up this fund to provide one or more awards annually to enable medical students to study abroad with the goal to enrich the students appreciation for other practices, cultures, and traditions and to encourage cooperation and improved healthcare throughout the world.
James H. and Carol E. Moller Scholarship for Medical Students
James H. and Carol E. Moller set up this fund with the purpose of providing support for global health experiences abroad for medical students.
Maynard and Elaine Jacobson Scholarship for International Medical Studies
Maynard and Elaine Jacobson set up this fund with the purpose to award funding to medical students for studies conducted in global health.
Paul G. and Elisabeth H. Quie International Child Health Fund
Dr. Paul and Mrs. Elisabeth H. Quie set up this fund to provide funding to medical students studying abroad with a focus on pediatric health and preferably in a less developed country.
Korean International Medical Education and Research Fund
Korean International Medical Education and Research Fund supports U of M medical students participating in the exchange program with Seoul National University in Korea.
Scheffler International Medical Mission Trip Award
Scheffler International Medical Mission Trip Award provides awards annually to medical students participating in the Scheffler Medical Mission Trip to Honduras with Dr. Todd Tuttle. Application announcements will be sent out separately and will be reviewed directly by Dr. Todd Tuttle. Preference will be given to students with a strong interest in surgery and/or surgical oncology.
Phi Delta Epsilon Jewish Medical Fraternity Fund
Phi Delta Epsilon Jewish Medical Fraternity Fund supports U of M medical students studying abroad at Poriya Hospital in Tiberius, Israel. This is a faculty led program held every other year. Call for applications will be announced separately the year prior to travel. Future dates not yet determined.