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DGH Global Mental Health Fellowship 2021

The Department of Global Health Fellowships provide financial assistance to graduate students, professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington to help support fieldwork experience in global health.

The Global Mental Health program is sponsoring TWO students for fieldwork through DGH to do fieldwork pertaining to global mental health.

Funding for Fieldwork Application Opens: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Funding for Fieldwork Application Closes: Monday, April 19, 2021.

Fellowship provides up to $4,000 (USD) that can be used for travel costs (including room and board), travel health preparation, travel insurance, supplies for a particular global health project, or other expenses associated with the recipient’s academic work, including tuition. Funds can be used for a project or experience taking place anytime from summer quarter 2021 up to, and including, spring quarter 2022.

The purpose of the Global Mental Health Fellowship is to promote global mental health research and training by providing financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student, or medical resident who would like to work on global mental health projects in low or middle-income countries. Mental health related projects include, but are not limited to, projects that address the needs of people with mental disorders, promotion of mental health,  reduction of social stigma related to mental disorders, mental health research training, and mental health policy.

Eligible applicants may be enrolled in any of the Health Sciences schools as graduate or professional student at the University of Washington and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global mental health issue or problem.  Projects should be one month to three months in length and must be completed by the end of Spring Quarter 2022. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 (USD) can be used to support student travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.   The Fellowship cannot be used to cover tuition costs, school supplies, conference attendance or other non-project related expenses.

Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the proposal, the relevance to global mental health and the applicant’s academic and career goals, the significance to the host organization and the commitment by the host organization supervisor and a University of Washington faculty mentor.  Fellowship recipients must meet all program deadlines, attend a travel preparation orientation and participate in other Global Mental Health fellowship activities.  If a student is awarded and accepts the Fellowship, they must immediately withdraw their applications to other DGH fellowship or funded programs.


  1. The strength of the project or experience proposal
  2. The applicant’s record of academic excellence
  3. Evidence of promise and commitment to a career in global health
  4. Demonstrated financial need

Fellowship-specific Eligibility Criteria:

  • Identify an international experience, host organization (local or global) and host organization supervisor
  • Identify a University of Washington faculty mentor to assist you with the development of a project and connect the experience to your academic program and career goals
  • Fellowship recipients will be required to present their work (in progress or completed) during at least one Global Mental Health journal club meeting

Supporting documentation must include:

  • Signed Statement of Commitment from your host organization supervisor
  • Letter of Commitment from your University of Washington faculty mentor
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Recent “unofficial” copy of your University of Washington transcript

More details can be found here:

Travel scholarship - National Institute of Mental Health: Global Mental Health Research Conference 2019

The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please check back in November 2020 for next year’s opportunity

The Global Mental Health program is sponsoring a travel scholarship to the Global Mental Health Research conference, hosted by the National Institute of Mental Health. The conference will take place on 8-9 April 2019, at the Natcher Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 Dec 2018 at 2:00 PM (PST)/5:00 PM (EST)

Abstract Acceptance Notices: 10 Jan 2019

Conference dates: 8-9 April 2019

Abstracts for paper and poster presentations should be no more than 250 words. Abstracts for symposia should include an overview that is no more than 250 words, and individual presentation descriptions should be no more than 150 words each. Presentation topic, title, presenter names, and funding are not included in the word limit.

The travel scholarship will cover up to $2500 in conference related costs including: flight, meals, transportation, lodging, and poster printing costs.

This scholarship is open to all students and faculty who submit abstracts to present global mental health research. Preference will be given to those with financial need (e.g. no grant support to travel) and those with accepted abstracts.

You must have a submitted abstract in order to be considered for this scholarship.

Non-UW Funding Opportunities

Non-NIH Funding Opportunities include a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. The goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).