The Global Engagement Office is proud to offer pilot grants and travel awards to faculty members and students of the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. In line with its mission, the Global Engagement Office bestows these grants and awards to faculty members and students who strive to create long-term, self-sustaining global activities and participate in globally focused field placements or community-based research projects.

If you are interested in applying for a pilot grant or travel award, please see below for further information. 

Faculty Members: The Nancy Sanders Memorial Faculty Research Abroad Grant

The Global Engagement Office invites annual submissions of Pilot grant proposals focused on the development or expansion of global health scholarly projects. A total of $10,000.00 for one year is available to support faculty research collaboration efforts abroad.

Grant Application 

Students: The Nancy Sanders Memorial Student Study Abroad Travel Award

Securing funds for global health trips, rotations, or missions can be challenging. Thus, the Global Engagement Office offers up to 5 awards, valued at $2,000.00 each, to assist students who are committed to improving and advancing global health at Health Sciences and abroad. For the 2018 to 2019 academic year, one of these five awards is prioritized for an outbound placement through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) collaborative of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). 

Study Abroad Travel Application