Research Opportunities


Undergraduate Students:


Global Learning Office (GLO) / Global Health Studies

The Office of the Provost - UR@NU:

The Buffett Institute:

  • Crown Family Middle East Research Travel Grant This grant funds travel for research projects in the Middle East. Preference is given to applicants who will collaborate with institutions and colleauges in the region.

  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant This grant supports individual or group research projects in modern Turkish studies. Projects collaborating with Turkish institutions and colleauges will be given priority.

  • Supplemental Undergraduate Grants: This program is designed to provide supplemental funding to Northwestern undergraduates to complete or enhance research, internships, project work, or other non-traditional experiences.

  • The Buffett Institute International SIGP Awards: The Buffett Institute is partnering with Northwestern's Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) to expand opportunities for international internships for undergraduates that facilitate career exploration, experiential learning, and research, regardless of financial resources.

  • Community-Based Research Fellowship:   CBR fellows apply their Northwestern education to real-world issues and collaboratively produce findings to support the sustainability of community-driven initiatives.

  • Davis Projects for Peace: This program enables undergraduates to design grassroots "projects for peace" that use a summer to address global social issues.

Graduate Students:


Institute for Global Health

  • The International Health Fellowship (IHF): The IHF program is a fellowship administered by Feinberg's Center for Global Health which provides stipends for M1 and M4 medical students interested in conducting Global Health research abroad. 

  • Global Health Initiative Awards: Feinberg's Global Health Initiative (GHI) supports the travel expenses of Northwestern medical students and McGaw residents so they may pursue away-rotations and other global public health projects in underserved areas abroad.

  • Funding for Long-Term Global Health Projects: Funding for long-term global health projects is available from the Global Health Initiative to support FSM student engagement in global health and to encourage student interest in and understanding of cross-cultural competencies, social determinants of health, and clinical practice in resource-limited settings, among other topics.

The Buffett Institute

The Graduate School

  • Conference Travel Grants The Conference Travel Grant (CTG) provides funds to assist PhD and MFA students traveling to conferences and/or seminars to make presentations on behalf of the University.



Institute for Global Health

  • AOSC Research Micro Grant: The Center for Global Health offers micro grants to full-time Northwestern faculty who are currently mentoring medical students in global health Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) program to provide support for travel to international partner sites, basic study supplies, and/or software needed by Northwestern faculty.

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