Moses Sinkala Travel Scholarship and Application Information

In honor of the late Dr. Moses Sinkala, the Sparkman Center for Global Health and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success have established the Moses Sinkala Travel Scholarship. This annual award is designed to assist UAB students complete an international internship or research opportunity. Five (5) awards of $2,000 will be granted.

Please note that scholarships may not be applied towards field courses, study away opportunities, or programs which require students to pay a fee for placement. Only UAB students in good academic standing may apply. Any UAB student is eligible for this scholarship. 

Interested parties need to submit the following:

  • Complete Application
  • Transcript (Unofficial Copy can be obtained from Blazernet)
  • Project Proposal

*Project Proposal*

  • Synopsis of your background. Please include the intent of your project, goals, and a brief description of why you selected this topic of study
  • The name, phone number, and email of your contact abroad
  • Organizations or projects with whom you will be collaborating
  • Please state if the project requires UAB's Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval? If so, include a description of the review process for planned research
  • Budget specifying your total cost for this endeavor. Please include airfare, room, board, visas, immunizations, etc.

The proposal should not exceed 5 pages, double-spaced.



 For details on the impact of the Moses Sinkala Travel Scholarship, please view the recipients' Sparkman Spotlight below:

Sparkman Center Spotlight: Reshmi Mukerji - TB Treatment and Social Stigma in Kolkata, India

Sparkman Center Spotlight: Marissa Swanson - Reducing childhood injury through community based psychosocial interventions in rural Uganda

Sparkman Center Spotlight: Renata Hocking - Prevalence of active Schistosoma haematobium infection at the time of delivery in Cameroon



How to Apply

Application period is now closed for the Moses Sinkala Travel Scholarship. Applications will be open in Spring 2020.