Travel Awards

COVID – 19 Travel Restrictions

Please note that in light of the recent travel restrictions for healthcare workers and learners communicated by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, we are suspending the Fall 2020 Travel Awards cycle until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information please contact the studentaffairsghp.med [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Travel%20awards) (Global Health Programs Office).


Koray Demir - Medical student on locationGeneral information:

What are the general requirements of the Travel Awards program?

  • Only McGill students, postdocs, and residents are eligible for GHP travel awards. Criteria for the Bubbie and Nanny Global Health Travel Award and the McGill International TB Centre Travel Awards may differ slightly.
  • No program cost/fees will be covered. Travel support for conferences will not be supported (except the McGill International TB Centre Awards).
  • Travel cannot be completed before the application deadline for the awards.
  • Student travel to a country with a DFATD-3 or higher (avoid all non-essential travel or avoid all travel) warning is not encouraged and will not be funded by any of these awards. Review the latest travel advisories.
  • Students who are travelling for a research project should have a local partner and agreed upon plan before beginning. If the project is at the stage of implementation and conduct, the project needs prior IRB approval from the host institution and from McGill.
  • Travel Awards are non-transferrable to another student or trainee.
  • Travel Award recipients have twelve months to complete their travel as described in their applications starting from the day they receive their award letter.
  • If a student or trainee is unable to travel to the destination for which the application was submitted, they must contact the Global Health Programs as soon as they know. On a case by case basis, the situation will have to be evaluated to determine if the award can be deferred (up to 6 additional months considered), used for an elective or placement in another location, or must be declined.
  • A student or trainee is eligible for only one award from the GHP office for the same trip.
  • Students must remain registered with McGill as either a full or part-time student, postdoc or resident for the entire duration of their trip. Criteria for the Bubbie and Nanny Global Health Travel Award and the McGill International TB Centre Travel Awards may differ slightly.

Julianne Brown, OT student, on location in IndiaHow do I apply?

The chart below details application timing and eligibility criteria. You can click on the name of the award for more information about award criteria and eligibility. Travel to international settings for a clinical or research placement requires careful forethought and planning. Please consult our webpage on electives for more information and resources.

What else should I know? What is expected of travel award winners?

  • Candidates must complete the mandatory Pre-departure training by the time travel starts. The GHP office will contact the recipients with instructions on how to enroll in the course.
    • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences clinical students (MDCM, Nursing, PT/OT): You must complete the online Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Pre-departure Training Modules if you are travelling outside of Canada (including the USA for MDCM students) for a family medicine clinical rotation (core rural), elective, placement, observership, or research project. The specific modules you'll have to complete will depend on the nature of your project.
    • Graduate students: Travel award recipients are required to complete modules 1 and 3 of the online Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Pre-departure Training Modules. Other graduate students are encouraged to complete those modules may be required to do so by their program of study.
    • Medical Residents: Medical residents are not required to complete the pre-departure training course but are encouraged to do so.
    • Postdocs and health professionals: McGill Postdocs and Health professionals are not required to complete the pre-departure training course but are encouraged to do so.
    • TB Centre award recipients: Due to the nature of their travel, these students are not required to complete the pre-departure training course.
  • All student and resident travel award recipients must complete the travel registry form on Minerva before they leave. Students should contact their academic department to create one, should they have trouble, they should contact the studentaffairsghp.med [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Travel%20Registry) (GHP office).
  • Travel Award recipients must do a poster presentation on their research or project at Global Health Night (November 2020).
  • A post-travel report about your research or project must be submitted within 6 weeks of your return to the Global Health Programs Office. Students can submit their report by going to the Post-Travel Reports for Award Winners area in the Travel Awards section of our website.

Please note that in the award descriptions "developing country", or "low or middle-income country" refers to countries listed as per the World Bank listings (up to and including upper-middle-income economies). For awards including"underserved" or "under-resourced" areas or populations, applicants must make the case that their placement fills the requirement in their essay.

 

Award Name

Application Period

MDCM Students

Residents

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Postdoctoral Fellows

Application Form

Alex W. Strasberg MD CM 1921 and Harvey M. Weinstein MD CM 1967 Global Health Award

Fall term X X      
 
Ambassador Paul Frazer Travel Award for Global Health Spring term       X
(MscPH students only)
  As of 2020, the Frazer award is part of the Global Health Scholars Graduate program
Ashukin Award Spring term     X
(Nursing only)
X
(Nursing only)
   

Ashworth Student Travel Award

Fall and Spring Terms

X

       

 

 

Bubbie and Nanny Global Health Travel Award Rolling  

X
(residents in pediatrics or pediatric neurology only)
Healthcare professionals involved in a McGill project overseas are also eligible

     

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Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Contact studentaffairsghp.med [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Interest%20in%20Nanny%20and%20Bubbie%20Award) (Student Affairs) with questions

Dr. Alice Benjamin Global Maternal and Child Health Awards

Fall term X X
(Preference is given to OB/Gyn Residents)

X
(Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

X
(Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)
X
(Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)
 

Dr. Freda M. Omaswa Travel Award for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Fall term X        

 

 

Elaine E.L. Wang M.D.,C.M. Travel Award Fall term X        

 

 

Gail Carson Award

Spring term     X
(Nursing only)
X
(Nursing only)
   

Global and Indigenous Health Nursing Travel Awards

Spring term     X
(Nursing only)
X
(Nursing only)
   
Global Health Travel Awards for Postgraduate Medical Residents Fall and Spring terms   X        

Luger-Mikelberg Travel Award for Global Health

Fall term X  

X
(Nursing, PT, and OT only)

X (Nursing, PT, and OT only)

 

 

Mary A. Metcalf International Travel Fund

Fall term

X

X

X
(Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

X
(Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

 

 

McGill International TB Centre Travel Awards Fall and Spring Terms      

X

(TB Centre members only)

X

(TB Centre members only)

 

Medicine Class of 1965 International Health Student Fund

Fall and Spring Terms

X

         

Medical Class of ’84 Student Bursary

Fall and Spring Terms

X
(Year 3 or 4)

 

 

 

   

OMAF Scholarship

Fall and Spring Terms 

X

 

 

 

 

 

SPOT Global Health Travel Awards (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy)

Fall term

 

 

 

X
(SPOT only)

 

 

 

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