UAB School of Public Health Global Health Foreign Travel Award

Purpose:

The Sparkman Center for Global Health (Sparkman Center) and the Dean’s Office of the School of Public Health (SOPH) will provide travel funding for eligible SOPH students who are travelling internationally and attending an extracurricular academic/professional conference, training activity, Education Abroad program, or internship/practicum related to Global Health. These travel awards provide support for international educational experiences that enrich UAB SOPH students. The award may cover expenses related to transportation, lodging, poster printing, registration, and other international travel-related eligible expenses as specified by the travel regulations of the UAB Financial Affairs at https://www.uab.edu/financialaffairs/traveling

Eligibility Criteria:

UAB SOPH undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in good academic standing who will be enrolled at the time of travel AND at the time of reimbursement are eligible for one UAB SOPH Global Health Foreign Travel Award of up to $2,000 each academic year and a maximum of two while enrolled at UAB. This award may be supplemented by other travel awards; however, other funding must be acknowledged on the Global Health Foreign Travel Award Application and total funding may not exceed total budget related to the travel.

Deadlines:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis within the UAB fiscal year (Oct 1st-Sep 30th). The deadline to apply for travel thru Sep 30th, 2019 is Aug 1st, 2019. The travel award must be used in the fiscal year awarded. The application should be initiated approximately two months prior to travel start date.  No applications will be considered prior to the application period nor will any late applications be considered for funding. Eligibility for a given travel period is determined by the date at which travel will be COMPLETED (END DATE of travel on the application).

Application Process:

Complete and submit the online Global Health Foreign Travel Award Application (available at https://www.uab.edu/sparkmancenter/travel-scholarship). Only electronic applications will be considered. For an application to be considered for selection, all fields need to be completed. This includes, but is not limited to, the following information:

  1. Location of travel
  2. Purpose of travel & brief justification
  • Faculty mentor if applicable
  1. Collaborating organization, address and contact if applicable
  2. Correct estimated dates of The END DATE of travel is used to exclude applications that are not within the designated travel grant period. If this date is incorrect, your application will not be considered.
  3. Estimated categorized travel budget

By digitally signing the Travel Award Application, the student agrees that he/she is willing to comply with the “Student Travel Statement of Agreement” listed in the following section. Note that we are unable to consider applications that contain errors or are incomplete. Please ensure that your application is accurate before submitting. If you believe to have submitted an error, simply resubmit a new application prior to the closing of the form. Only the most recent application will be considered.

 

Student Travel Statement of Agreement:

 

  1. As a UAB SOPH student travelling with financial assistance from UAB, I do, by my electronic signature on the Global Health Foreign Travel Award Application, acknowledge understanding that this award is intended to support the educational benefits of this event.
  1. The expectation is that I will use these funds for intended and pre-approved purpose specified on the Global Health Foreign Travel Award Application. I understand I am a representative of my SOPH academic program and UAB, and I agree to exemplify professional conduct throughout my travels.
  1. I also agree that UAB SOPH or UAB Sparkman Center will not be held liable for any damages to persons or property related to this travel.
  1. All necessary approvals for the training and potential foreign travel related to this award, including approvals from the UAB Office of Education Abroad and UAB Institutional Review Board if applicable, must be obtained prior to the travel start date, but are not required to submit an application.
  1. Support from this mechanism must be acknowledged in all publications and presentations.
  1. Complete reimbursement documentation for each travel period must be submitted to the Sparkman Center no later than thirty (30) days after the travel is completed. You must be enrolled in a UAB SOPH academic program during the period of travel and at the point you submit the reimbursement documentation. The award may cover expenses related to transportation, lodging, poster printing, registration, and other travel-related eligible expenses as specified by the travel regulations of the UAB Financial Affairs at https://www.uab.edu/financialaffairs/traveling
  2. Reimbursements and subsequent awards are contingent upon submission of a description of the impact of the travel on the development of the recipient. 
  3. By electronically signing the Global Health Foreign Travel Award Application, I indicate that:
  1. I have read and understood the Global Health Foreign Travel Award Policies and Guidelines.
  2. I understand that failure to conform to the policies and guidelines of this document as well as the UAB Financial Affairs department could result in rejection of my travel reimbursement and/or loss of eligibility for future funding.
  3. I understand that providing false information on the Global Health Foreign Travel Award Application is a violation of the UAB Honor Code and could result in disciplinary action and/or dismissal from the University.

 

Questions or more information:

If you have questions, please contact Anna Helova, UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health Program Director; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: (205) 975-7770

 

UAB School of Public Health Global Health Foreign Travel Award Application 

Applications will be open January 23, 2019 and will remain open until August 1, 2019 for the 2019 Fiscal Year. 

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