Scholarships, Fellowships, Academic Internships, and Grants: Pre-Med

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants, academic internships, and fellowship opportunities.

Pre-Health Advising at Eckerd

Pre-Health Advisory Committee

Along with your academic mentor, faculty members from various disciplines, discuss your plans, evaluate options, and prepare you for the application process. Connect with a committee member for more info.


Post-Bac. Opportunities

The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing/veterinary, etc.) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1100 laboratories/research projects, located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.

The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.  Full details can be found at
The application deadline for the Whitaker Fellows and Scholars Program is January 24, 2017.

Program Overview
The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.
Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. We encourage all students/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad to apply.
Awards have included research in heart blood flow, pursuing a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and Singapore among many other locations.
The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program has two categories:
Fellows - Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current PhD students. Fellows receive a stipend for up to one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement.
Scholars - Post-doctoral applicants, who recently received their PhD. Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as one year of funding, depending on their needs. 
Website & Online Application
The online application is now open. The website listed above has all the information pertaining to the program, including eligibility requirements, potential host institutions, and former grantee profiles. Please note, this year is the final competition cycle for the Whitaker International Program, as all awards will terminate in December, 2018.  
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the Whitaker International Program at
Sarah Deschenes
Program Officer
Whitaker International Program
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Medical School Applications Cycle 2025

Medical school admissions committees will begin using the updated premed competencies in the 2025 application cycle to evaluate applicants' readiness for medical school through a holistic review of each application. The AAMC also continues to offer resources to support prehealth advisors and studentsas they prepare in these areas and demonstrate them on their medical school application. These include:

Please visit the premed competencies webpage to learn more about the process used to update the premed competencies, review the updated definitions, and access these resources.

Opportunities for Global Health

Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program eligible:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
10 weeks | Washington, DC | University student or recent graduate | Deadline: annually in January

Critical Language Scholarship
8 to 10 weeks | Various international locations | Current undergraduate and graduate students eligible | Deadline: annually late November

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
2 years (while in school) | DC & international | University students/recent graduates seeking admission to graduate school | Deadline: annually mid January

Michel David-Weill Scholarship
2 years | Paris, France | Seniors seeking graduate school admission | Campus Deadline: annually mid November

Projects for Peace
Varying project lengths | Location of your choice | Undergraduates & graduating seniors eligible | Deadline: annually in January

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)
7 summer weeks | Washington, DC | Rising seniors | Deadline: annually early November

Summer Public Health Scholars Program | Columbia University
2 summer months | New York City | Rising juniors & seniors | Deadline: annually early February

Opportunities for recent graduates:

2Seeds Network Project Coordinators
1 year | Tanzania | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually in December

Arts Connect International's Artist-in-Residence Program
1 year | Various international locations | Bachelor's degree & work experience | Deadline: annually in March

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
1 year | International locations | Graduating seniors and recent graduates are eligible | Deadline: annually early December

City Year | AmeriCorps 
11 months | Various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Deadlins in Sept., Nov., Feb. & April

Community HealthCorps | AmeriCorps 
1 year | Various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Various deadlines

CTC Ten Foundation Public Health Fellowship
1 year | Cape Town, South Africa | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually early January

Dartmouth Institute's Health Policy Fellows Program
18 months - 2 years | Hanover, NH | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: rolling basis, January & July cohorts

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program | Congressional Hunger Center 
1 year | DC & various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually early January

Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service | NYU Wagner
1 year | New York City | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually mid September

Global Advocate Fellowship | Mama Hope 
9 months | US & various African countries | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: varies for each fellow class

Global Health Corps
1 year | Various US cities & African countries | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually mid February

Greelining Leadership Academy Health Equity Fellowship
18 months | Various locations in California | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually late February 

HealthCorps Fellows | Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia 
10-12 months | Lusaka, Zambia | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: unknown

Huntington Public Service Award
1 year | Various international locations | Graduating college senior | Deadline: annually mid January

Illinois Public Health Association AmeriCorps Program
11 months | Various locations in Illinois | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: TBD

Northwestern University Public Interest Program
1 year | Chicago | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually late January 

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Tropical Disease Institute
2-6 weeks | Ecuador | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually late February

Post-Bachelor Fellowship | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation 
2-3 years | Seattle | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually mid January

Prevention Fellowship Program | The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
2 years | Various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually mid August

Princeton in Africa
1 year | Various African countries | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually early November

Princeton in Asia
1 year | Various Asian countries | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually mid November

Princeton in Latin America
1 year | Various Latin American countries | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually early November

Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) | Centers for Disease Control
2 years | Various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually mid January

Public Service Fellows Program
4-5 months | Washington, DC | Undergraduates & recent graduates eligible | Deadline: varies

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice | Families USA
1 year | Washington, DC | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually early February 

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice | Families USA
1 year | Washington, DC | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually late January

Unite for Sight's Global Impact Corps
~1-10 weeks | Ghana, India & Honduras | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: rolling basis

US Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools
1 year | Austria | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually mid January

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India | American India Foundation 
10 months | India | Recent graduates ages 21-34 | Deadline: annually early January

Medical students eligible:

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
1 year | US & international | Medical students eligible | Deadline varies by city

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Fellowships
Various international locations | Medical students & postdoctoral fellows | Deadline: various for 4 different fellowships

Hubert Global Health Fellowship | Centers for Disease Control
6-12 weeks | International locations | Medical & veterinary students | Deadline: annually late February

NBC News Fellowship in Media and Global Health  | Stanford
1 year | US & international | Medical students eligible | Deadline: unknown

Advanced degree required:

Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health Leadership
1 year | Multiple countries in Africa | Advanced degree required | Deadline: applications accepted annualy started in August

American Association for the Advacement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
1 year | Washington, DC | Doctoral level degree required | Deadline: annually November 1st

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program
1 year | Atlanta or other US regional office | MPH or doctorate degree | Deadline: annually in September

Leland International Hunger Fellows | Congressional Hunger Center
2 years | Asia, Africa & Latin America | Advanced degree & international experience preferred | Deadline: annually late January

Public Health Fellowship in Government | American Public Health Association
1 year | Washington, DC | Master or doctoral level graduates | Deadline: annually early March

USAID Global Health Fellows II Program
2-4 years | Washington, DC | Master's degree required | Deadline: varies

Other requirements:

Emerging Infectious Dieases Laboratory Fellowship Program | Association of Public Health Laboratories & CDC
1 year | Various US locations | Bachelor or master level scientists | Deadline: TBD

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
1-3 years | UK | Outstanding applicants pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree at Cambridge | Deadline: annually mid October

Global Health Service Partnership | Peace Corps & Seed Global Health
1 year | Various international locations | Physcians & nurses only | Deadline: annually December

Heartland Alliance International's Global Fellow Program
6 months - 1 year | Various International locations | Varying requirements & assignments | Deadline: rolling basis

NIH Fogarty International Center Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
Details vary for each support center

1 year | Various US locations | 2 year business/fundraising experience | Deadline: varies

UNICEF’s Global Citizenship Fellows Program
13 months | Various US cities | Professional experience typically preferred | Deadline: varies


American Public Health Association's Global Health Internships

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Centers for Disease Control Internships 

Clinton Foundation Internships

FHI 360 

Foundation for Community Development & Empowerment Internship

Foundation for Sustainable Development


Global Health Strategies

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

Global Health Corps

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Institute for Diversity in Health Management's Summer Enrichment Program

International Rescue Committee

Kwazulu-Natal Resesarch Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV

MacArthur Foundation

Management Sciences for Health

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)


Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program


Plan USA

Population Services International

Public Health Institute

Public Health Research Institute of India

Uganda Village Project


USAID GHFP-II Internships

Weill Cornell Global Health Internships

World Health Organization

Resources for Volunteering and Shadowing

Opportunities for Vet Med Support


Funded by Georgia Aquarium, Administered by the One Health Commission


A $5,000 USD Dr. Greg Bossart Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduate student in wildlife biology, epidemiology, veterinary, medical, public health, basic or social sciences or other post-graduate program focusing on the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment using a One Health framework. Funds will be awarded in November 2021.


Greg Bossart, VMD, Ph.D. was a highly respected veterinarian, pathologist, and conservationist committed to advancing the understanding of marine mammals as sentinels of ocean and human health. With a career spanning 30 years and over 200 publications, Dr. Bossart identified resurgent and emerging diseases in dolphins, manatees, birds, and whales. His research and innovative techniques helped characterize the first viral diseases in manatees and he was responsible for developing the first immunohistochemical technique for diagnosing brevetoxicosis (red tide poisoning) in both marine mammals and birds.


Dr. Bossart was a dedicated proponent of the One Health concept and approach which was a prominent theme in his long-running Atlantic bottlenose dolphin Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) project. Started in 2003, HERA was developed to monitor how dolphin health in coastal habitats is impacted by environmental stressors and how those stressors potentially also impact human health. His contributions to the study of marine mammal health are far-reaching, and through this scholarship, Georgia Aquarium is committed to honoring Dr. Bossart's One Health legacy.


Eligibility & Requirements


  1. Applicant must be a student currently registered in a post-graduate program (toward MSc, PhD, DVM, MPH, MD, or equivalent, clinical or research degrees) and working on a project that encompasses the One Health model and/or addresses a One Health topic.
  2. Funds can be used to support research or educational costs (tuition, fieldwork supplies, analytical costs, conference travel, etc.) and should be outlined in the application materials.


How to Apply


´╗┐Interested applicants should submit (as a single pdf packet):

  1. A Project Narrative (not to exceed 1500 words) that includes: Abstract, Background / Introduction, Project Goals, Methods, Importance/Contribution, How the proposed work fits within the One Health framework, Use of funds
  2. A current CV.
  3. A letter from the graduate program that the student has been accepted into or is enrolled in demonstrating their good standing
  4. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or clinician who is familiar with the student’s work.

Application materials should be submitted electronically by October 15, 2021 to:


Learn more about the Review Process, Recognition and Required Reporting on the

Dr. Gregory Bossart Memorial One Health Scholarship webpage.