The Eck Institute for Global Health is dedicated to training a new generation of global health researchers including the exceptional undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame. Below are some of the opportunities for undergraduate students to engage with the Eck Institute for Global Health and global health research.
Undergraduate Research Support Program
Together, undergraduate students and Eck Institute for Global Health faculty members can apply for research funding from the Institute. Faculty members may receive $200 per semester for two semesters beginning in the fall. Only one student per faculty member will be funded per academic year. Funds can be used to purchase materials and supplies the undergraduate student will use during the course of their research.
Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition
In Spring of 2016, the Eck Institute for Global Health sponsored the first annual Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition. This competition brings together students from multiple disciplines to creatively address critical global health challenges in a competitive and collaborative environment. Students are given an innovative learning experience that trains future global health leaders. The winning team of the internal Notre Dame competition will apply for the external competition hosted each year at Emory University.
Interest and Team Recruitment: August and September 2016
Internal ND Competition: November 2016
External Emory Competition: April 2017
Research and Training Travel Grants
Undergraduates who have been engaged in research with an Eck Institute for Global Health faculty member for at least 2 semesters can apply for travel grants to cover the costs of materials, per diem, and travel. Projects proposed should support the mission of the Eck Institute for Global Health and the research program of the Eck Institute for Global Health faculty member. The Eck Institute for Global Health adheres to the policies and procedures set forth by Notre Dame International for undergraduate students.
International Summer Service Learning Program
The Eck Institute for Global Health sponsors an ISSLP through the Center for Social Concerns every summer. Students can apply for an ISSLP in Ghana with Unite for Sight to assist with ophthalmic nurses and optometrists in all aspects of eye care programs.Volunteers may participate in Global Impact Lab if they are interested in pursuing research.
Interactions with Undergraduate Clubs
The Eck Institute for Global Health serves as a resource for undergraduate clubs with a focus on global health.In the past, the Institute has sponsored and co-sponsored events, provided guidance, and participated in various panels, events, and symposiums.
For any additional information on these programs, please contact Ashley Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), Program Director, Eck Institute for Global Health.