Resources for Global Health Opportunities

There are various funding opportunities available to those who want to pursue international internships. Finding resources will require you to conduct extensive research on available funding. If you are creative and proactive, you might be able to pool together funding from a wide range of resources. While some students fundraise, others compile funding from their schools and other organizations. 

Directories for international and global health funding opportunities

National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center 
Global directory for non-NIH funding opportunities - grants and fellowships 
Public Health Online
Various opportunities for graduate scholarships, grants, fellowships, and specialized scholarships
American Association of University Women - International Fellowships
Provides funding opportunities for graduate and postgraduate women in the United States and around the world
The Commonwealth Fund
Provides fellowship and grant opportunities in the effort to improve health care policy and practice
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce Provides a listing of grants and funding available from various sources

Other Funding Opportunities

Initiatives For Women                                 (IFW) Award, UAlbany   IFW awards generally range from $500 - $2,000 and enable women students, staff and faculty to realize their academic and career potential.
Rotary Foundation grants Grants support a wide range of projects, scholarships, and training that Rotarians are undertaking around the world.
Center for Global Health Global Health Travel Award (contact the Center for more information, awards range from $500 - $1,000)                    

Alternative funding opportunities

Online crowd funding/crowd sourcing is the process of fundraising for a project through an online platform. Some students develop and manage their own online crowd funding campaign to pool monetary contributions from people to help cover expenses associated to their international internships. Examples of popular crowd funding pages include Indiegogo, GoFundMe, and FundMyTravel. Research which online platform is best for you. Each crowd funding platform has different fees, some allow you to create fundraising campaigns for free while others charge a small platform fee.

UAlbany SPH students selected to complete an approved international internship may be eligible to receive a Center for Global Health Travel Award. Contact John Justino ( or Carol Whittaker ( for more information about the application process and requirements. For additional information on funding opportunities offered by UAlbany, contact the UAlbany Office of International Education for details on applying for internal and external grants and scholarships for overseas experiences.

Career Development Resources

Global health Council


Health Information and Publications Network



DevNet Jobs



CORE Group


American Public Health Association, International Section, Student Assembly


International Career Employment Weekly 


Foreign Policy Association Global Job Board


Public Health Employment Connection (Rollins SPH)


InterAction's Monthly Developments Magazine


Versatile PhD


The Communication Initiative Network


Thomson Reuters Foundation


Devex Newswire


United Nations Development Fund


Global Jobs


Global Health Fellows Programs II


Inside NGO




Society for International Development, Washington, DC


Child Family Health International




Global Health Science and Practice Journal


Job for Development





Food and Agriculture Organization