Global Health Project
A Global Health Studies certificate student while completing her GH Project
on electronic health data collection systems in The Gambia
Students who are completing the Global Health Studies certificate must complete an approved Global Health Project during which they address an important global health issue in a systematic way. This can be done either in an international setting or in a domestic setting which focuses on global connections. Eight weeks is considered the optimal amount of time to meet this requirement. The Global Health Project may be completed as part of a study abroad program, a service learning course, an internship, a volunteer experience, or an independent research project. Importantly, the Global Health Studies Program supports student involvement in experiential learning only if it is conducted through reputable organizations which uphold ethical and health standards for both students and local populations worldwide.
Examples of Global Health Projects completed by UI Global Health Studies certificate students.
Global Health Project Preapproval Form and Proposal Instructions
The Global Health Project requires approval by the GHSP Faculty Director and supervision by an approved faculty mentor. Students submit their Preapproval Form and Proposal to the Global Health Studies Program by November 1 (for spring projects), and by March 15 (for summer or fall projects).
PLEASE NOTE: Any Global Health Project which involves "human subjects" must be reviewed by the University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the initiation of the project. Proof of the determination/ review process must also be submitted to the Global Health Studies Program before the international experience proposal can be approved. Read a summary of the IRB process on the International Programs website. For all questions contact the IRB at 319/335-6465; or complete the IRB determination form to find out if your research meets the definition of human subjects research.
Funding for your Global Health Project
The type of resources which students may pursue to fund their Global Health Project depends on what type of project they choose, i.e. study abroad, internship, volunteering, service-learning or research. GHS:3010 Identifying/ Developing a Global Health Project is designed to help students make decisions about their project, including formulating a plan for funding applications. Students are also encouraged to meet with their faculty mentor, and the Global Health Studies academic advisor to explore funding options.
|Type of Global Health Project||Funding Resources|
|Research||ICRU Research Fellow|
|Internship||Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship|
|Internship||MHIRT Summer Intl Internship|
|Internship||World Food Prize|
|Internship||Cultural Vistas Fellowship|
|Study Abroad/ Service Learning|
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