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Eck Institute for Global Health

Funding Opportunities


Graduate Student Fellowships

The Institute has established a graduate student fellowship program to support students enrolled in the University of Notre Dame PhD program. Outstanding graduate students from across the University of Notre Dame who have a specific interest in global health and whose research is directed to questions that impact global health are invited to apply. The fellowship provides 1 year of financial support in the form of an annual stipend and health insurance during the student’s 3rd, 4th, or 5th year. Students may renew their fellowship for an additional year, with 2 years being the maximum period of the fellowship. Fellowship support is from the beginning of the Fall semester through the following Summer, unless otherwise agreed upon with Eck Institute Directors.

Pilot Project and Building Multi-disciplinary Teams Grants

1) “Pilot Project Grant Program”, is a competitive program to identify and support research projects with the potential to advance the objectives of the Institute, while supporting the best global health research which also has a significant opportunity to leverage new sources of extramural funding.  

2) “Building Multi-disciplinary Teams for Global Health Research and Training Grant Program”, strives to bring EIGH members together to form multi-disciplinary scientific teams that link areas of excellence across the University and around the world and to support those teams in their global health training and research goals and their ability to compete for extramural funding.  As part of the multi-disciplinary team we encourage projects that develop partnerships with investigators/institutions in low- and middle-income countries; however, this is not a requirement for grant eligibility.

Travel: Research and Training Grants

The Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) seeks to support student (undergraduate, graduate, and post docs) and faculty participation in global health research and training projects in low- and middle-income countries or resource-limited domestic sites.  These grants will also support travel and research of students and faculty from low- and middle-income countries or resource-limited domestic sites to the University of Notre Dame to work with a faculty member of the EIGH. The purpose of these grants is to allow students and faculty to contribute to the global health enterprise through research and training activities and to build global partnerships. 

Building Institutional Partnerships

A major objective of the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) is to build partnerships with institutions with shared research and training interests in low- and middle-income countries or resource-limited domestic health institutions.

Undergraduate Research Support Program

This program is designed to further our objectives by training undergraduates for global health research, supporting our faculty in their research endeavors, and increasing undergraduate participation within the Institute.

REACT Program

We’re happy to announce a new program, REACT (Rapid Exposure to Advanced Computational Training), to support PhD students hoping to gain external training in computational tools and techniques.

REACT is a joint effort of the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH), and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF). REACT will provide up to $1,500 to cover student tuition, registration, room and  board to attend nationally-recognized workshops that provide the training in the latest computational approaches. REACT is a short-term program; applications are considered on a rolling basis starting today January 4th, 2017, and funds will be dispersed until they run out.

REACT is intended to help you learn to generate, manipulate, and analyze data directly related to your PhD thesis. We hope that participation in these workshops will help you build networks with experts in the field and fellow peer investigators. Expertise in computational skills is in high demand on the job market, and participation in these workshops may help you compete for top jobs in academic, agency and industrial settings.